Venditti, Nord on ‘X-O Manowar’ Coming in May

The return of Valiant Entertainment now has a date.

Flagship title X-O Manowar will hit comic stands on May 2nd, boasting an impressive creative team of New York Times best-selling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates) and former Conan and Daredevil artist Cary Nord and covers by Nord and Uncanny X-Force artist Esad Ribic.

Here’s what we can expect from the new Manowar title:

Born into battle and raised under the oppressive thumb of the Roman Empire, Aric of Dacia is a beloved figure among his men and a leader of the Visigoth people. But when he’s taken prisoner after a brutal encounter with an alien strike force, he must capture the X-O Manowar armor – the most powerful weapon in the universe – if he’s to save his family and return to his people.  But when he arrives he finds 1,600 years have passed and the most primitive man on Earth – a man out of time – now wields a weapon capable of incalculable destruction

“Some may consider him a barbarian, but Aric is a seasoned battlefield tactician and a warrior capable of taking down some of the world’s greatest adversaries with only his wits and a broadsword,” said Venditti in the press release. “So what happens when you hand this so-called primitive the universe’s most powerful weapon and drop him in the modern day? It’s a recipe for one of the most compelling action stories you’ll see on the stands in 2012.”

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