Tuesday, March 31, 2020

X-O Manowar #1

   Back again with yet another issue #1, X-O Manowar does its best to bring the reader up to speed on the story of Aric, the warrior from the 5th century who found an alien weapon which makes him one of the most powerful figures in the Valiant Universe.

   This issue tries to give us the best of both worlds, providing high-flying threats for X-O to face, while also bringing him down to Earth, with normal friends, neighbors - and even a few local kids to keep him on his toes.

   As might be expected, his attitudes don't always mesh with those of the modern world, but it's that conflict - both internal and external - that gives a nice edge to the series.

   It's a solid start to a new storyline, and a great jumping-on point (assuming the comics industry survives its current crisis, of course).

Grade: A-


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