As the X-O Manowar series finished up the Dead Hand story arc and prepares for the big wedding issue… you might be wondering what's next. Starting with issue #39, writer Robert Venditti and artist Rafa Sandoval start off the next big story arc – Exodus.
Two peoples. One planet. This summer, can a man of war broker peace between Earth and a renegade alien nation in search of a new world?
Aric of Dacia is X-O Manowar, hero to humanity, leader of the remaining Visigoths, and a husband about to start a new family. He is also the bearer of Shanhara, and tantamount to a god in the eyes of the alien race known as the Vine. Now, in the aftermath of Dead Hand's destruction of their world, the Vine need a new home and have chosen Earth – tearing Aric between two races that worship him, but each despise one another. Have these last living remnants of the Vine's civilization come seeking peace? And what changes will their arrival herald for our world? All – human and alien alike – will be tested when an old enemy seizes this moment of turmoil to attack Aric at his weakest…and forces the people of Earth to pay an impossible price for X-O Manowar's allegiance.
X-O Manowar #39 will feature covers by artists Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye), Robert Gill (Book of Death), CAFU (Unity), and Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats).