Valiant Comics’ iconic hero, Aric of Dacia, a.k.a. X-O Manowar, has a brand new series on the way! Written by Matt Kindt and featuring artwork by Tomas Giorello (for the first story arc, that is), the can’t-miss debut comic will go on sale March 22nd. To celebrate the cosmic character’s new adventure, we’re joining forces with the publisher to give one very lucky fan an extra awesome X-O Manowar prize pack! You can enter that cool contest at the bottom of this article, but before you do that, read our interview with Valiant Editor-in-Chief Warren Simons about why you shouldn’t miss X-O Manowar’s new title!
2016 has been a great year here at Midtown Comics. Not only was it full of exciting events – like an all-star Batman Day signing and a poster signing with the cast of X-Men: Apocalypse (watch the video below) – but it was also overflowing with legitimately great comics. Marvel unleashed some giant changes to classic characters and its universe; the DC Universe focused on revitalizing its iconic characters with DC Rebirth; Image, Valiant, and many other publishers continued to generate terrific titles. Let’s see why some of the Midtown Comics staff had an unforgettable time reading comics this year.
Over in Valiant’sHarbinger series (and the big event Harbinger Wars), the publisher has put its team of psiots – people with special abilities – through a lot of craziness. They’ve been in giant, explosive conflicts, they’ve had their emotions put to the test, and they’ve suffered a loss. These dramatic experiences would be enough to change anyone, but Faith – a psiot who can use telekinesis to fly and create a “companion field” – remains uplifting and lighthearted. Now, she has a great reason to be even happier: she’s the star of her very own limited series. That’s a huge deal for a fangirl like herself!
The new comic – by Jody Houser, Francis Portela, Marguerite Sauvage, and Andrew Dalhouse – goes on sale January 27th (a link to order can be found below), but we’ve already read the debut issue (Valiant’s nice like that). Guess what? We love it, and we hope you do, too! In case you’re not already excited for Valiant’s new series, here are three reasons why you should be!
Every single Wednesday, something amazing happens: new and magnificent comics go on sale! From space adventures to lighthearted tales, there’s always something for everyone to enjoy. The full list of new releases is pretty ginormous (click here to see everything that’s on sale). Because there are so many options to choose from, we’d love to give you a helping hand. Each week, we’re going to put two exciting comics from several publishers right in the spotlight. After you see what we recommend purchasing, visit the comments and share which comics you’re picking up!