X-O MANOWAR #0-49 (Robert Venditti / Cary Nord)

En mai 2012, Valiant fait son grand retour sur la scène comics avec les séries X-O Manowar, Harbinger, Bloodshot et Acrher & Armstrong. Mais avec un passé aussi chargé on se demande encore si il y a une chance pour que l’éditeur impose vraiment son univers sur la durée ? Revu de parcours.

[Lire l'article sur Superpouvoir](http://www.superpouvoir.com/news/1326/valiant-des-hauts-des-bas-et-des-hauts.html)

La série X-O Manowar a été confiée au scénariste Robert Vendetti (The Surrogates) et au dessinateur Cary Nord (Conan)

X-O Manowar raconte le périple de Aric de Darcia, futur souverain des Wisigoths, cherchant a retourner sur Terre après avoir été Kidnappé par une force Extra-Terrestre. Pour survivre, il est obligé d’utiliser les nouvelles technologies pour se confectionner une armure et devient X-O Manowar.

Les design et les couvertures ont été réalisés par Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic et Esad Ribic.

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[quote]X-O MANOWAR #1 – ON SALE MAY 2nd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by ESAD RIBIC (MAR121221)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (MAR121222)
Variant Cover by DAVID AJA (MAR121223)
QR Voice Variant by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC (MAR121224)
The Valiant Universe kicks off in this landmark, oversized first issue from New York Times-bestselling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! Born into battle, Aric of Dacia – heir to the throne of the Visigoth people – has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar![/quote]

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[size=200]INTERVIEW DU SCÉNARISTE ROBERT VENDITTI
ET DU RESPONSABLE ÉDITORIAL WARREN SIMONS[/size]

Lien
Le site de l’éditeur: valiantuniverse.com

La couverture digitale parlante de* X-O Manowar #1*:

Alors attention, Solar, Turok et Magnus ne sont pas des créations de Shooter, ce sont des personnages de l’éditeur Gold Key (si je me souviens bien) qui avaient été intégrés à l’univers Valiant, mais dont le régime de droits était différent, c’est pourquoi Dark Horse a pu les récupérer.

J’ai changé en connaissance. Merci.

Valiant voit les choses en grand et annonce son premier contrat d’exclusivité avec le dessinateur Cary Nord. Ci-dessous, trois pages de X-O Manowar #2:

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[size=200]INTERVIEW DES RESPONSABLES WARREN SIMONS ET FRED PIERCE[/size]

Couverture de X-O Manowar #2 et une page de X-O Manowar #1:

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Ci-dessous, quelques Designs réalisés pour la série par le dessinateur David Aja:

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[size=200]INTERVIEW DU DESIGNER DAVID AJA[/size]

Pour ceux qui se tâtent encore la nouille:

[size=200]LIRE LE PREMIER NUMÉRO GRATUITEMENT [/size]

Ca tombe bien, j’étais justement en train de me tâter la nouille avant de tomber sur ton post. :wink:

Merci pour le lien, je vais jeter un oeil à tête reposée…

[quote=“Jack!”]Pour ceux qui se tâtent encore la nouille:

[size=200]LIRE LE PREMIER NUMÉRO GRATUITEMENT [/size][/quote]

ah c’est pas mal.
C’est du bon Nord. Mais Gaudiano assure l’encrage, si je comprends bien. Et effectivement, ça aide.

Jim

[quote=“Jim Lainé”]ah c’est pas mal.
C’est du bon Nord. Mais Gaudiano assure l’encrage, si je comprends bien. Et effectivement, ça aide.

Jim[/quote]

Ouep. Après c’est Lee Garbett et Gaudiano. Puis Trevor Hairsine avant le retour de Cary Nord.

Valiant vient de baisser les prix de ses TPB a 10$. Entre X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong et Harbinger, faut en profiter. Moi je conseil. Il y a à boire et à manger pour tout le monde.

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[quote]X-O MANOWAR #10 – ON SALE FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32
With the Vine invasion fleet waiting in orbit, Aric of Dacia is forced into the one battle he never wanted, against the strongest, most horrifying opponent he’s ever faced. This adversary doesn’t want the X-O Manowar armor. It doesn’t want Earth. It only wants Aric — dead. The winner will hold the fate of everyone, human and Vine, in the palm of his hand. Because before this fight is over, the armor will reveal that it wields far more destructive potential than anyone could have possibly imagined.[/quote]

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[quote]X-O MANOWAR #12
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by MARKO DJURDJEVIC
Variant Cover by JUAN DOE
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #12 from the critically acclaimed, blockbuster creative team of Robert Venditti and Cary Nord! On April 17th, the most ambitious X-O Manowar story ever kicks into overdrive as PLANET DEATH smashes into its second world-shaking chapter!
Aric of Dacia has taken his one-man war to the Vine’s homeworld, Loam, and is using their own X-O Manowar armor to wage it. Finding an ally in the unlikeliest of places, Aric is about to discover that his mission to reduce Loam to ash will come with the highest price imaginable. Past, present, and future are about to collide, and if Aric isn’t careful, he will be the common thread that undoes them all.
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE 4/17/13 [/quote]

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Quatre pages de X-O Manowar #13 par Cary Nord:

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[size=200]INTERVIEW DE ROBERT VENDITTI[/size]

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[quote]X-O Manowar #13
Story by Robert Venditti
Art by Cary Nord
Cover by Trevor Hairsine, Ryan Sook
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, May 15th, 2013
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #13 by the best-selling creative team of Robert Venditti and Cary Nord! Reunited with the remnants of his people on the alien world of Loam, X-O Manowar is about to bring PLANET DEATH to its knees!
As Aric of Dacia grapples with the realization that the Vine aren’t the only race on the world he intends to conquer, will his surprise compatriots offer him refuge or rivalry? Meanwhile, the Vine’s leaders are about to launch their most devastating attack yet, one that will push the X-O Manowar armor to its limits and beyond.
The stakes are raised and the table is set for the epic battle from which no one — human or Vine — will emerge unchanged when the penultimate chapter of PLANET DEATH arrives in X-O Manowar #13, in stores May 15th![/quote]

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Ci-dessous, la couverture variante et deux pages de X-O Manowar #17 par Will Conrad:

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[quote]X-O MANOWAR #15
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by LEE GARBETT
Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by LADRÖNN
Variant Cover by KEKAI KOTAKI
ALL-NEW ARC, ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT!
X-O Manowar VERSUS the Eternal Warrior!
Aric of Dacia returns to Earth after the events of Planet Death with his mind set on reclaiming the ancestral lands of his people. The code of a fifth century Visigoth is about to clash with the militaries of the modern world, and the only one who may be able to convince Aric to stand down is someone from his past – Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior. Artist Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar: Enter Ninjak!) reteams with writer Robert Venditti for a brand-new arc that will set the stage for X-O Manowar’s next year in the Valiant Universe.
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JULY 10th![/quote]

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[quote]X-O Manowar #15
Story by Robert Venditti
Art by Lee Garbett, Stefano Gaudiano
Colors by Moose Baumann
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Cover by Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Crain, Ladronn
Publisher Valiant Entertainment
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date Wed, July 10th, 2013
Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of X-O Manowar #15 – the FIRST ISSUE of all-new story arc from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Green Lantern) and acclaimed artist Lee Garbett (X-O Manowar: Enter Ninjak)!
Aric of Dacia has returned to Earth with his mind set on one thing and one thing alone - reclaiming Dacia, the ancestral homeland of his people. Now, the code of a fifth century Visigoth is about to clash with the militaries of the modern world, and the only one who may be able to convince Aric to stand down is someone from his past – Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior!
For his land. For his people. For the future. X-O Manowar’s next brutal year in the Valiant Universe starts here on July 10th as two soldiers from another age begin a crash course in modern warfare - only in X-O Manowar #15![/quote]

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[quote]X-O MANOWAR #16
Writer: Robert Venditti
Penciler: Lee Garbett
Inker: Stefano Gaudiano
Colorist: Moose Baumann
Cover Artist: Patrick Zircher, Dave Bullock
Editor: Warren Simons, Josh Johns
Old soldiers, new enemies.
X-O Manowar and the Eternal Warrior. Once they were brothers-in-arms, comrades sworn to the same cause. But now they find themselves on opposing sides of a battle for the very fate of civilization itself. Aric of Dacia, and the immense power that he wields, have the potential to the plunge the world into a new era of war, and the only man who can broker a world peace also happens its to be its most fearsome warrior. But can Gilad settle this conflict with words rather than weapons? And does he know how? As the world watches, two of Valiant’s most fearsome heroes will meet once again – and the outcome of their latest clash will decide the fate of us all.
Price: $3.99
Rating: T+
Pages: 32
On Sale: August 21, 2013[/quote]

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