Valiant Gives ‘X-O Manowar’ A Fresh Start In 2020

When I think of Valiant, the first two characters that pop into my head are Bloodshot and X-O Manowar.  We've already seen Bloodshot get a bit of a fresh start recently, now it's X-O's turn.  Valiant has announced that a new #1 is coming on March 25, 2020 with a new story and a new creative team.

As you can see from the poster above, the story will be written by Dennis "Hopeless" Hallum, with art from Emilio Laiso and colors by Ruth Redmond and letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou. Covers will also be supplied by Christian Ward, Jeff Dekal, Rod Reis, Greg Smallwood, and Raúl Allén. Here's an early look at some of the interior art:

X-O Manowar #1 (2020) Interior Art

Just that alone should be enough to get X-O fans excited.  What else is in story for Aric of Dacia?  Hallum says in a statement that we can expect, "New villains. New allies. New friends and community. We're planting Aric firmly on the ground so a big crazy comic book garden can grow up around him. There's a very human story at the heart of this, but make no mistake, we're filling up the X-O toy box with rad new toys." With a futuristic threat trying to destroy the planet, who better to stop it?

Again, X-O Manowar #1 (2020) will be available at your local comic book shop and digital retailers on March 25, 2020.

Photo Credits:  Valiant Entertainment