X-O Manowar #1 Will Be Told In Hypercompressed Storytelling #C2Ccon2017

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At Coast-To-Coast Comic-Con, Valiant are dropping Aric onto a primitive alien world for X-O Manowar #1 – without any continuity needed.

We had decompressed comics. We once had compressed comics. Well, writer Matt Kindt has already written the first 13 scripts for X-O Manowar, in what they call "hypercompressed" storytelling.

They also want to talk his new series Rapture, their first fantasy event with Ninjak and Shadowman, four issues and a completely self-contained event.

And how Oscar-nominated Eric Heisserer moved from writing screenplays for Bloodshot and Harbinger, and Valiant turned him into one of their writers. And how his upcoming work is written in the same tone as his film Arrival.

And announcing at the show, Harbinger Renegades will see a major Valiant death – in a universe where people don't come back from the dead. They did want to emphasise that.

Oh and Bloodshot has a baby. After the emphasis Valiant have given X-O, Bloodshot will be next.

And today's Ninjak Vs The Valiant Universe web series panel will have a lot more footage to show off…

And you can keep up to date with Bleeding Cool's other Coast To Coast Comic Con coverage right here.

About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.

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