First Look: X-O MANOWAR #25 Adds CARY NORD, TOM FOWLER, ANDY RUNTON, and MORE!

XO_025_COVER_A_DJURDJEVICBefore ARMOR HUNTERS strikes this summer, discover the life and times of Valiant’s armored champion with an all-star anniversary celebration that’s getting bigger by the minute!

Valiant is proud to announce that May’s X-O MANOWAR #25 – an oversized anniversary spectacular leading directly into June’s massive ARMOR HUNTERS crossover event – is adding even more creative firepower to an already jam-packed roster of superstar talents for X-O Manowar’s biggest milestone issue ever!

Joining previously solicited creators Robert Venditti (Green Lantern), Diego Bernard (Eternal Warrior), Bryan Hitch (The Ultimates), J.G. Jones (Final Crisis), Justin Jordan (Dead Body Road), and Rafer Roberts (Carpool Buddies of Doom), Valiant is proud to add red-hot creators Cary Nord (Conan), Sean Chen (Iron Man), Tom Fowler (Quantum and Woody), Barry Kitson (Amazing Spider-Man), and Andy Runton (Owly) to the all-star line-up for X-O MANOWAR #25!

Find out everything you need to know about the world of X-O MANOWAR, ARMOR HUNTERS, and beyond right here with an all-new, full-length ARMOR HUNTERS prologue by Robert Venditti & Diego Bernard; the origin of X-O Manowar retold by Robert Venditti & J.G. Jones; a brand new five-page story by superstar artist Bryan Hitch; a new short story by Eisner Award winner Andy Runton; and much, much more!

Clocking in at 48 pages for just $4.99, X-O MANOWAR #25 is THE place to jump on board one of the most acclaimed ongoing superhero series in comics today – and an essential introduction to the colossal stakes of ARMOR HUNTERS, Valiant’s blistering summer crossover event beginning in June’s ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4), and spinning into the pages of UNITY #8, X-O MANOWAR #26, ARMOR HUNTERS: BLOODSHOT #1 (of 3), and ARMOR HUNTERS: HARBINGER #1 (of 3)!

A relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the X-O Manowar armor and all like it – have found finally their last target. They will hunt it. They will trap it. They will kill it. And, soon, the ARMOR HUNTERS will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar’s incalculable destructive power…even if it means taking the Earth with it.

This summer, Earth will be the greatest hunt of all…and the fight for survival begins on May 21st in X-O MANOWAR #25 – featuring spectacular shelf covers by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic and Bryan Hitch, and incentive variants by Arturo Lozzi, Sean Chen and Terry Dodson! Do not miss the must-read turning point for Valiant’s unrelenting armored warrior when X-O MANOWAR #25 opens a devastating new chapter – and brings the ARMOR HUNTERS down full bore on planet Earth!

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X-O MANOWAR #25 (ARMOR HUNTERS PRELUDE)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI with TOM FOWLER, JUSTIN JORDAN, and Many More!
Art by DIEGO BERNARD, SEAN CHEN, TOM FOWLER, BRYAN HITCH, J.G. JONES, BARRY KITSON, CARY NORD, RAFER ROBERTS, ANDY RUNTON, and Many More!
Cover by JELENA KEVIC-DJURDJEVIC and BRYAN HITCH (MAR141400/MAR141401)
Armors Variant by ARTURO LOZZI (MAR141402)
Throwback Variant by SEAN CHEN (MAR141403)
Variant Cover by TERRY DODSON (MAR141404)
$4.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 5/21/14 (FOC – 4/28/14)

ARMOR HUNTERS #1 (of 4)
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Chromium & Standard Edition Covers by JORGE MOLINA*
Character Design Variant by CLAYTON CRAIN
Armor Hunters Variant by TREVOR HAIRSINE
Artist Variant by DOUG BRAITHWAITE
Blank Cover also available
CHROMIUM EDITION: $5.99/STANDARD EDITION: $3.99/T+/48 pgs.
ON SALE 6/11/14 (FOC – 5/19/14)

*RETAILERS BE ADVISED: Due to the lead time needed to produce chromium, Armor Hunters Chromium Editions will be available in robust but limited quantities set prior to solicitation, and orders may be allocated.

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