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« Reply #15 on: April 18, 2014, 03:14:35 PM »

I noticed Eternal Warrior's not offered either.
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« Reply #16 on: September 06, 2015, 06:33:58 PM »

Not overly loving this arc, but it isn't bad. Still love this company though. They do it right. And by "right", I mean everything.

Still, I can't wait for the next arc. And hey Ninjak has turned around for me!
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And Eternal Warrior is getting a new title out (Is that a mini, guys?)
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« Reply #17 on: September 06, 2015, 06:39:15 PM »

I think mini's are the way they are going on all Eternal Warrior stories.  Which I'm actually ok with.
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« Reply #18 on: September 09, 2015, 08:34:19 AM »

Reading looking forward to that one too! (re: the next offering of Eternal Warrior).

But, still waiting for it in trade.
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« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2015, 11:01:04 AM »

The art for the Eternal Warrior looks pretty damn good  Smiley
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« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2015, 03:41:01 AM »

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.  Wink

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  Grin). Support a company that really deserves it. A company putting out great damn stories.

And at the least, check out X-O  Wink




And the first 18 issues of Unity
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« Reply #21 on: September 29, 2016, 05:56:19 PM »

The last four issues of X-O
Issues 47, 48, 49 and 50 (the last issue)

As I feel this book went a good year or two longer than it should (It was just hard for this X-O guy to have a good, interesting conflict, though they mainly pulled it off arc after arc ... mostly), I was happy to see it come to a satisfying end. It wasn't as great as earlier stuff, again, the last issues leading up to this arc kinda has just felt stretched out with no good conflict for the most part and while a part of me rolls his eyes at issue 50 and
the way Trill and Aric ended things
, I think this last arc was pretty well done, overall.

Not true Spoilers ahead, but avoid if you want to know absolutely nothing ....

This last arc was very much a fan/writer love nod for Jack Kirby (and not just because of the street sign). A true "cosmic" arc ending with stand in "Celestials" and a sense of Galactus/Silver Surfer'esque story-telling. And the last issue closed the book on this chapter of X-O. Not anything overly grand, but a good end to a good arc of a good series.

7 outta 10 - satisfying sighs. An good end to a series that lasted just a tad too long
but
10 out 10 - nods to whom they were showing the love, Jack "King" Kirby.
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« Reply #22 on: April 08, 2017, 02:57:52 PM »


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« Reply #23 on: April 09, 2017, 04:57:40 PM »

Thumbs up!
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