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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!

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Valiant Entertainment today announced a new partnership with New York’s premier coffee roaster, Oren’s Daily Roast, and leading New York comic book retail chain Midtown Comics for a three month-long celebration of Valiant’s flagship hero – the one and only X-O Manowar! Beginning on Friday, June 13th, head to any of Oren’s ten Manhattan beverage locations for a limited edition X-O Manowar Green Tea Blast – a deliciously cold combination of frozen matcha green tea and vanilla perfect for the height of summer.

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with the final part of our coverage of the return of Valiant comics: an in-person chat with Executive Editor Warren Simons and Assistant Editor Joshua Johns! Read on as we get the scoop on Valiant’s successful launch straight from the source!

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Midtown Bloggerinos! Raph here, with a major blog event for you! Over the course of the next few weeks, I’ll be covering one of the biggest returns to comics. No it’s not Darkhawk (I wish there were enough material to devote to that), but it’s a major comics entity: Valiant Comics!

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Midtown Comics loves doing free giveaways for all of our fabulous fans!

One lucky @midtowncomics twitter follower will have the chance to win an awesome Valiant Entertainment prize pack!

This amazing Valiant Entertainment prize pack includes: 1) X-O Manowar Birth Hardcover 1)Harbinger The Beginning 1)Archer & Armstrong First Impressions Hardcover 1)Valiant 2012 t-shirt 1) Valiant 2012 shotglass 1) Limited Edition number X-O Manowar numbered print by Esad Ribic 2) X-O Manowar promo posters

How to Enter:

1) Follow Midtown Comics on, winners must be following Midtown Comics to be eligible.

2) Tweet or Retweet this message AND link:

Win a huge @ValiantComics prize pack from @MidtownComics! RT & Follow to enter! X-O Manowar #1 in stores 5/2!

3) Wait and see who wins! Winners will be picked, contacted via Direct Message and sent their prize!

WINNER WILL BE PICKED AT 5 p.m. Thursday May  3rd!

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