X-O Manowar #25 To Be A 48-Page Star-Studded Spectactular With Hitch, Jones, Milligan And More…

Valiant hitting their first anniversary special, X-O Manowar #25 and they are doing it up as a 48-page special with series regulars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard to be joined by Bryan Hitch, J G Jones, Justin Jordan, Peter Milligan, Rafer Roberts and others.

XO_025_PROMOThe over-sized issue will include:

  • ARMOR HUNTERS: PART ZERO by Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The Flash) & Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior)
  • THE ORIGIN OF X-O MANOWAR retold by Venditti & J.G. Jones (Before Watchmen: Comedian, Final Crisis)
  • Plus: all-new tales of X-O Manowar by Peter Milligan (X-Force), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), and more special surprise guests!

The issue will feature covers by Jelena-Kevic Djurdjevic (Thor) and Hitch, X-O Manowar #25 will also feature an Armors Variant spotlighting the different incarnations of the X-O Manowar armor throughout the ages by artist Arturo Lozzi (Bloodshot); as well as Valiant's very first throwback cover by Valiant icon Sean Chen (Iron Man); and an iconic, fully painted variant cover by superstar artist Terry Dodson (X-Men) – his first piece for Valiant.

"X-O Manowar #1 was the first issue of a monthly comic book series that I'd ever written, so I didn't know what to expect. I hoped I'd at least make it a year, and I really hoped I'd make it two.  So to be at #25 now, and to be planning far beyond, I feel very fortunate," said series writer Robert Venditti.

Since debuting in the pages of X-O Manowar #1 in 1992, X-O Manowar has sold more than 8 million copies and featured work by a distinguished roster of comics luminaries including current Marvel Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada, former Marvel Editor-in-Chief Jim Shooter, and comics legends Barry Windsor-Smith and Bob Layton.


About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.