X-O Manowar, Volume 3: Planet Death

X-O Manowar, Volume 3: Planet Death

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by Robert Venditti
     
 

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  • Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked
    Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to

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  • Aric of Dacia, a fifth century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked
    Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities — and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. This is
    PLANET DEATH!
  • Collecting the complete "Planet Death" saga from X-O Manowar #9-14 by
    New York Times bestselling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern, The
    Surrogates
    ) and superstar artists Cary Nord (Conan) and Trevor
    Hairsine (X-Men: Deadly Genesis), start reading here to find out why X-O
    Manowar's one-man revenge mission has IGN declaring "X-O Manowar still kicks butt. Bring on Planet Death!"

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781939346087
Publisher:
Valiant Entertainment, LLC
Publication date:
09/03/2013
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
746,863
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
13 - 16 Years

Meet the Author

Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of "The Homeland Directive" and the sci-fi graphic novel series "The Surrogates", the first installment of which was adapted into a feature film starring Bruce Willis and Ving Rhames. He currently writes the ongoing monthly comic book series "X-O Manowar" and "Green Lantern". His debut children's novel, "Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alien Horde", is due from Simon & Schuster in May 2015.

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X-O Manowar, Volume 3: Planet Death 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
cjv13 More than 1 year ago
The third story arc in the XO Manowar series has both some ups and down. The overall storyline – Aric visit the Vine homework to exact vengeance, is a good one, and well done. The fact that he rescued some of his people was great, and I especially loved the interplay between him and the Vine “religious” figures that now view him as the “chosen one”. (I really hope they will return – I always like it when the “bad guys” are not shown as one dimensional). While the actual battle with the Vine homeworld seemed a little abbreviated (oddly a different impression than I got in the very extended introduction to Aric in the first TPB), the battle scenes were good, and we did seem to learn a little bit more about the XO Manowar battlesuit (although I ended up even having more questions). One thing that I found out of place was the 10th issue, which brought back Aric’s friend Gafti. His reintroduction seemed a little forced, and I am not sure why it was there in the first place. I also really hope that we haven’t seen the last of Alexander, the Vine/Human mix that helped Aric against Ninjak. There are a few minor quibbles (like how does Aric learn about space travel and other planets, when he still seemingly has difficulty grasping concept like the fact he has been gone for so long and the Earth has changed) but all in all, this was a very enjoyable read. I can’t wait to see what Aric does when he brings his newly freed companions back to Earth.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
More than an all-out action book I hear you ask? Well, the reason for this is that the title may lead you to believe that this will be a book mostly full of battles, action, fighting, war, shooting, and things blowing up, probably with a slice of carnage thrown in for good measure. But the book goes much, much deeper than that. Yes, the elements mentioned above are indeed included, but all characters, the lead, the 'goodies', the 'baddies', are very well written and a great many perspectives on the main plot point are offered which reveals the notion of 'Planet Death' to be considered as more than a simple case of revenge. And it is because of this that the resolution of this issue in the book will most likely not be what you first predicted would happen. Exciting and interesting plot, deep characterisation and good art makes this a very enjoyable book to read, that as well as wrapping up the TPB #1-#3 story arc nicely, progresses the story on to the next major turn of events.