X-O Manowar, Volume 4: Homecoming by Robert Venditti
- To this king...a kingdom. With his nation state of Dacia fortified in eastern Romania, X-O Manowar has bent the world to his will. But he will not stand unopposed. With the assembled forces of the United Nations and NATO primed to assail the newly founded homeland of the Visigoth people, the man inside the indestructible Manowar armor is about find himself more vulnerable than ever
— and with everything he holds dear on the threshold of a terrible turning point for the Valiant Universe...
- Collecting X-O Manowar #15-18 and featuring X-O Manowar's first explosive confrontation with the Eternal Warrior, start reading here as New
York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (Batman R.I.P.) launch a bold new era for the series that SuperHeroHype calls "a must read."
|Publisher:||Valiant Entertainment, LLC|
|Edition description:||Young Adult|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.60(h) x 0.40(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 16 Years|
About 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 4: Homecoming based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
This is the fourth TPB in the new XO Manowar comic book series release by Valiant. Up to this point, the story has been relatively quick paced with a lot of action, but this collection seems to slow the action down a little bit. While there is still conflict, and there is still plenty of XO action, it seems almost like…filler. That is, it seems like a story that has been written just to take up space, but doesn’t appear to do much to move the entire plot line along. And if you know what is coming next (spoiler: UNITY) than that makes a little sense. While this book has consistently been one of my favorites, and has been one of the more reliable reads, at times it still seems to be holding back. Aric has a weapon, the most powerful weapon in the universe, but he still seems to be limited in his ability to use it. Perhaps this is by design, but at times I feel like this book could be MORE than it is – it could be a great space battle epic storyline, while instead we see Aric battling planes and trying to be a farmer. I suppose that keeps with Aric’s personality somewhat, but I still feel like the book is restrained. All in all, aside from the slow pacing of the first TPB, this is probably my least favorite one to date. The pacing seems a little awkward, and the storyline seems contrived. But it is still an enjoyable read, and sets up the next storyline quote nicely.
The X-O Manowar series continues stronger than ever in this fourth volume of Valiant's flagship series! The quality of writing and art that Valiant fans have been lucky enough to have been able to come to expect from this book doesn't disappoint here at all, as it's every bit as good as it's ever been, and now, with the circumstances involved in this book (such as the main character, Aric [of ancient Dacia] essentially invading and claiming modern-day Romania for he and his time-displaced Visigoth people as their own) the writing gets kicked up a notch, as does the action! Here, another main Valiant player, the 'Eternal Warrior', goes head-to-head with Aric, which naturally leads to a very heated confrontation as Gilad (the Eternal Warrior!) tries to talk some sense into Aric. As usual with X-O Manowar, things aren't quite as straightforward as they seem which makes for some very interesting grey areas that the characters have to navigate along their path on their way towards attaining what they perceive to be the 'right' course of action. Very very entertaining book with phenomenal writing and great art that once again shows exactly why people need to be reading Valiant.