Just wanted to stop by and say what a joy it has been getting back in touch with Valiant comics again. The past few issues of this title (X-O Manowar) alone have just been fun as hell. It is like reading a great new series, universe, all with the wonderment of what will happen next that I use to have with reading comics as a youth. Sure, we know that nothing is really gonna happen to our headliner, but the events around him, the newness of everything is just so damn enjoyable.
This last 3 issue (mainly) run of X-O is a prime example of that. In issues #30 through #32 we get the Armories storyline that gives us yet another "bad guy", another villain(?) for us to explore. I mean, that is cool right? Getting new adversaries for our heroes?
Combined with the fantastic Armor Hunters event that ran from issues 23 to 28 (or so) Robert Vendetti is showing us here that he (who also writes the new Wrath of Eternal Warrior that just started and I have yet to crack open) and the rest of the main Valiant writers, Matt Kindt (from Mind MGMT fame and currently Ninjak/Rai/Divinity), Joshua Dysart (from Unknown Soldier and now Harbinger/Imperium) and new'ish addition Jeff Lemire (Bloodshot:Reborn for Valiant, Trillium/Sweet Tooth prior and also currently Descender/Hawkeye/Extraordinary X-Men) know how to craft a damn universe.
Yes, I am aware that sounded more like an ad, and more for Valiant as a whole instead of for X-O, but X-O really is the linchpin that holds this universe together. Well, IT and at least the first 16 issues of Unity that I have read.
Anywho ... Just here once again to plead with anyone who may read my drug induced drivel here to go grab everything you can from Valiant (except for maybe the recent Shadowman run
). Support a company that really deserves it. A company putting out great damn stories.
And at the least, check out X-O
And the first 18 issues of Unity