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X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR: Valiant is Coming to a Comic Shop Near You


Valiant is proud to announce the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR – a cross-country event bringing Valiant staffers into more than 25 comic shops nationwide to celebrate the release of 2017’s most spectacular new ongoing series! On March 22nd – the year’s first "X-O Manowar Wednesday” – Valiant representatives will be visiting a local comic shop near you with free swag, giveaways, and surprises in honor of X-O MANOWAR #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the EPIC NEW ONGOING SERIES from New York Times Best-Selling writer Matt Kindt (Divinity, Mind MGMT) and Valiant-exclusive rising star Tomas Giorello (Bloodshot Reborn, Batman and Robin) that will push Aric of Dacia beyond the farthest limits of our galaxy…and into the brutal opening salvo of the ultimate X-O Manowar tale ever told!

All day long, be on the lookout for Valiant personnel as they take command of your favorite local comic shop with prizes and promotional items! Then, feel the might of Valiant’s brutal sci-fi epic in the making in the pages of X-O MANOWAR #1 – hitting shelves the very same day! 

Stay tuned to the official Valiant Twitter account (@ValiantComics) throughout the week as Valiant celebrates the one-and-only X-O Manowar at these comic book shops across the country:

A Comics Shop
114 S Semoran Blvd.
Winter Park, FL 32792

Atomic Comics
451-4 Glen Dr.
Shirley, NY 11967

Aw Yeah Comics
313 Halstead Ave.
Harrison, NY 10528

Brave New World
22722 Lyons Avenue #2
Newhall, CA 91321


Collector's Paradise
319 S. Arroyo Prkwy Unit 4
Pasadena, CA 91105

Comics Factory
1298 E Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106

Comics Toons N Toys
13542 Newport Av
Tustin, CA 92780

Earth–2 Comics
15017 Ventura Blvd
 Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

Encounter Comics & Games
811 Union Boulevard 
Allentown, PA 18109

Fight or Flight Comics
6675 Falls of Neuse Rd, Suite 015 
Raleigh, NC 27615

Forbidden Planet NYC
832 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

Geoffrey’s Comics
15900 Crenshaw Blvd # B
Gardena, CA 90249

Illusive Comics & Games 
1270 Franklin Mall 
Santa Clara, CA 95050

Jim Hanley’s Universe
32 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016

Joker's Child
12-23 River Road 
Fair Lawn, NJ 7410

Midtown Comics Downtown
64 Fulton St.
New York, NY 10038

Midtown Comics Times Square
200 West 40th St
New York, NY 10018

Midtown Comics Grand Central
459 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10017

P Dot's Comics & Collectibles
1505 N Lake Ave 
Pasadena, CA 91104

Royal Collectibles
9601 Metropolitan Ave #1
Flushing, NY 11375

Ssalefish
3242 Silas Creek PKWY, STE 20
Winston Salem, NC 27103

The Comic Book Store
30 N. Main St.
Glassboro, NJ 08028

Third Eye Comics
2027 West St.
Annapolis, MD 21401

Ultimate Comics Chapel Hill
6120 Farrington Road 
Chapel Hill, NC 27514

Ultimate Comics Raleigh
1301 Buck Jones Rd.
Raleigh, NC 27606

Ultimate Comics Raleigh
6320 Capital Blvd #109
 Raleigh, NC 27616


On March 22nd, don’t miss a moment of the action that awaits when Valiant’s biggest new series of the year begins with a cosmic thunderclap in X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1! A stunning new beginning for Valiant’s most enduring icon starts here with part one of “SOLDIER” – a vicious journey of bone and bloodshed launching X-O Manowar onto the battlefield of a herculean alien empire…

Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age. It was amid such violence that he was abducted by an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where others perished. His escape would come from bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power: the X-O Manowar armor. With it, he returned to Earth…only to find himself stranded in the modern day.

But that was a lifetime ago.

Now, far from home on a strange and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life. Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops. Free from war. Free from violence. Free from the armor.

But the machinery of death marches his way once again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more. With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH. They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!


On March 22nd, take charge as Valiant’s X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1 slams into a comic shop near you with covers by Lewis LaRosa (Bloodshot Reborn), Kenneth Rocafort (Inhumans vs. X-Men), Mico Suayan (Thor), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), and Monica Palosz (Divinity III: Stalinverse)!  

Then, join the superhero epic of 2017 as Valiant brings X-O Manowar raging into your local comic shop with the X-O MANOWAR #1 RELEASE DAY TOUR! 

For more information or to get your store involved, please contact Valiant directly at retailers@valiantentertainment.com for assistance.

For more information, visit Valiant on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, and ValiantUniverse.com.

For Valiant merchandise and more, visit ValiantStore.com

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #1
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (JAN172113)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (JAN172114)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (JAN172116)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (JAN172117)
Brushed Metal Variant Cover by MONIKA PALOSZ (JAN172117)
$3.99 | 40 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MARCH 22nd (FOC 2/27/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #2
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA (FEB172049)
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT (FEB172050)
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN (FEB172052)
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by J.G. JONES (FEB172053)
Blank Cover also available (FEB172051)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale APRIL 26 (FOC – 4/3/17)

X-O MANOWAR (2017) #3
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by TOMÁS GIORELLO
Cover A by LEWIS LAROSA
Cover B by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Interlocking Variant Cover by MICO SUAYAN
X-O Manowar Icon Variant by DAVID MACK
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | VALIANT PREMIUM | On Sale MAY 24 (FOC – 5/1/17)








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