As part of WonderCon 2015, Valiant has announced that the heavily-armored warrior X-O Manowar will tie the knot in an oversized issue on sale this July. "X-O Manowar" #38 will find lead character Aric of Dacia taking the next step on his journey by marrying Saana, a fellow Visigoth that debuted in 2013's "X-O Manowar" #12.
Series writer Robert Venditti will pen the matrimonial tale, which features art by Rafa Sandoval ("Harbinger: Omegas," "X-Men Legacy"). In addition to the full-length main story, which will feature special guests pulled from throughout the Valiant Universe, a number of back-up stories will be included in the 48-page issue. Venditti will team up with artist Clayton Henry will tell a tale of the couple's Visigoth ancestors, Amy Chu and CAFU have a story focusing solely on the bride, a story by Rafer Roberts will provide details about the bachelor party and Andy Runton will chronicle Owly's next adventure with Aric's armor.
"X-O Manowar" #38 will feature variant covers from Rafa Sandoval, Cary Nord, CAFU, Jay Fabares and Tom Fowler.
Official Press Release
25 Years of Valiant @ WonderCon 2015:Valiant Hosts THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR in July - An Oversized, 48-Page Spectacular!
This July, Valiant cordially invites you to the most momentous event of the summer...THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!
Valiant is proud to announce X-O MANOWAR #38 - an oversized, 48-page wedding spectacular uniting Aric of Dacia, aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar, with his new love, Saana of Loam, before a cast of special guests from across the Valiant Universe!
Join New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (ARMOR HUNTERS, Green Lantern) and red-hot artist Rafa Sandoval (Ultimate Hawkeye) this July to stand and witness the biggest, brashest wedding celebration of the year as Valiant's alien armored Visigoth takes the epic next step in his evolution as a king and hero!
Aric of Dacia nearly died in battle against the Armor Hunters, and watched a world end at the hands of Dead Hand. As a king, he knows that it is his duty to marry and provide his people with an heir to protect them in the generations to come. He now makes the next step on his journey... With a guest list of the Valiant Universe's finest, what could possibly go wrong? One hint: everything!
Plus: in addition to the full-length lead tale, the 48-page X-O Manowar wedding celebration also comes packed with special gifts and guests! First, Valiant superstars Robert Venditti (The Flash) and Clayton Henry (IVAR, TIMEWALKER) offer up a toast with a tale of Aric and Saana's Visigoth forebears and the future they sought!
Then, Valiant newcomer Amy Chu (Vertigo CMYK) and red-hot artist CAFU (UNITY) reveal the woman who will become queen in a very special solo tale of Saana of Loam, while Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom) dares attend...the bachelor party of X-O Manowar! And, last but not least, Eisner Award nominee Andy Runtom (Owly) returns to X-O Manowar for another chapter of Owly's adventures with Aric's all-powerful armor, Shanhara!
Alien warriors! Visigoth valor! Love! War! It all happens here as red-hot creators Robert Venditti and Rafa Sandoval lead off a can't-miss matrimonial melee two millennia in the making in X-O MANOWAR #38!
Featuring covers by Rafa Sandoval, Cary Nord, CAFU, Jay Fabares, and Tom Fowler, make sure to RSVP this July and get your place at the table of the summer's most joyous Valiant event...THE WEDDING OF X-O MANOWAR!
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X-O MANOWAR #38 (WEDDING SPECTACULAR!)Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with AMY CHU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTSArt by RAFA SANDOVAL with CLAYTON HENRY, CAFU, ANDY RUNTON, and RAFER ROBERTSCover A (Wraparound) by RAFA SANDOVALCover B by CARY NORDCover C by CAFUBlank Invitation Variant Also AvailableVariant Cover by JAY FABARESVariant Cover by TOM FOWLER$4.99 |48 pgs.| T+ | ON SALE IN JULY!