Monday, June 25, 2018 • Midnight Edition • "At least we're not The Comics Reporter!"

X-O Manowar #17 Review

Written by Radd Roberson on Wednesday, September 18 2013 and posted in Reviews

X-O Manowar #17 Review

X-O Manowar continues the path to Unity.

One of my favorite parts of X-O Manowar is the main character, Aric.  He reminds me a lot of Conan the Barbarian, but, y’know, with ridiculously powerful space armor.  Aric is exceedingly powerful with the armor, but what makes him truly dangerous is his lack of understanding of the modern world.  His more ancient perceptions of power and control are going to cause all kinds of trouble in the very near future in the Valiant universe.  That trouble is most likely going to lead into Valiant's newest upcoming title, Unity.

Let me go ahead and say the art in this book is fan-freaking-tastic now.  Lee Garbett fits this book like a glove.  I’ve enjoyed the art throughout the series, but Garbett is just killing it.  He makes everything look rugged and clean all at the same time, which I think is the perfect look for this book.  His action scenes have tons of energy, and he really sells the mood of each specific situation.  I'd love for him to stay with the book as long as he likes.

Seeing how important the location of his homeland, Dacia, was to his father gives greater insight into Aric’s motivations and captivation with his current geographical location.  Not only is Aric fighting an outward battle with the rest of the world’s nations, but we find out in the issue that he’s going to have some conflict within his own camp to deal with as well.  This battle on two fronts makes for an interesting story and I can’t wait to see where Vendetti takes all this.  Everything Vendetti has done in this book has been on an epic scale and I can’t see him shying away from that now.

This issue is a bit slow in terms of action, but it’s full of development and intriguing storylines.  With that being said, there’s still a lot going on in this title and it’s only going to get crazier.  With Unity ramping up, everyone should jump on X-O now and ride it all the way to the glory Valiant is sure to bring in the near future.


Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

Comment without an Outhouse Account using Facebook

We get it. You don't feel like signing up for an Outhouse account, even though it's FREE and EASY! That's okay. You can comment with your Facebook account below and we'll take care of adding it to the stream above. But you really should consider getting a full Outhouse account, which will allow you to quote posts, choose an avatar and sig, and comment on our forums too. If that sounds good to you, sign up for an Outhouse account by clicking here.

Note: while you are welcome to speak your mind freely on any topic, we do ask that you keep discussion civil between each other. Nasty personal attacks against other commenters is strongly discouraged. Thanks!
Help spread the word, loyal readers! Share this story on social media:

About the Author - Radd Roberson

Radd Roberson lives and works in Gainesville, FL. Yes, that's his real name. Stop asking. He's had a beard for as long as he can remember, because if not, he takes on the appearance of a small man child. He lives with two dogs, a dachshund and corgi (weakness for stubby little legs). He enjoys video games, football (especially the fantasy kind), and hockey, but most of all, comic books. Sweet, sweet comic books.

More articles from Radd Roberson
The Outhouse is not responsible for any butthurt incurred by reading this website. All original content copyright the author. Banner by Ali Jaffery - he's available for commission!