X-O Manowar and Divinity Collide In Valiant's Sci-Fi Epic
May 24, 2018
As first revealed at Comics Bulletin, Valiant Entertainment is proud to announce an explosive new story arc for the publisher’s critically acclaimed X-O MANOWAR series: “AGENT,” starting with X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19! Beginning on September 26th, Eisner-nominated writer Matt Kindt (ETERNITY) and incendiary artist Juan José Ryp (BRITANNIA) install Aric of Dacia as an operative of the Global Agency for Threat Excision to face off against a fantastic new world of gods, myths, and heroes!
Featuring the return of characters from ETERNITY, the seminal experiment in cosmic storytelling, X-O MANOWAR #19 will bring two of Valiant’s most beloved science fiction epics together for the ultimate meeting of space-faring warriors!
“After the events in ETERNITY, Divinity came back to Earth and everything reset to a degree,” writer Matt Kindt told Comics Bulletin. “Except Divinity brought some problems back with him...or, more accurately, some problems followed Divinity back home to Earth. We kind of teased this a little bit at the end of ETERNITY but how it manifests itself is going to be pretty nuts. We’re bringing the cosmic to Earth!”
Beyond time, space, and reality, there lies the Unknown…and now it’s coming here! When soldiers from a mysterious foreign realm arrive on Earth, it’s up to the armored Visigoth known as X-O Manowar – newly returned to the planet and now the leader of his own elite G.A.T.E. unit – to deal with the intrusion. But are these otherworldly emissaries truly the threat they appear to be, or does a larger danger loom over the Valiant Universe still?
On September 26th, worlds collide as New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (DIVINITY, Grass Kings) and dazzling artist Juan José Ryp (NINJA-K) bring a new plane of existence crashing down upon our own in a brand-new jumping-on point for 2017’s best-selling series – featuring covers by Kenneth Rocafort (The Ultimates), Alan Quah (Orphan Black), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT SALVATION), and Renato Guedes (Wolverine)!
But first: witness X-O Manowar’s shocking return to Earth as the alien-enhanced barbarian chooses his side in the SEISMIC COMICS EVENT OF 2018: HARBINGER WARS 2! On May 30th, New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt and superstar artist Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR) tear the country in two as the heaviest hitters in the Valiant Universe take aim at one another in an all-out confrontation!
For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to become active at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…
Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.
In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…
In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!
On May 30th, master creators Matt Kindt and Tomás Giorello unleash the fury of a thousand Valiant heroes on HARBINGER WARS 2 #1 (of 4) – featuring covers by J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Mico Suayan (BLOODSHOT REBORN), Juan José Ryp (NINJA-K), and Felipe Massafera (Green Lantern: Emerald Warriors)!
X-O MANOWAR (2017) #19 (NEW ARC! “AGENT” – PART 1!)
Written by MATT KINDT
Art by JUAN JOSÉ RYP
Cover A by KENNETH ROCAFORT
Cover B by ALAN QUAH
Cover C by MICO SUAYAN
Interlocking Variant by RENATO GUEDES
X-O Manowar 75th Issue Variant by MICO SUAYAN
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale SEPTEMBER 26th (FOC – 9/3/18)