This article was originally published at Comics Bulletin on September 26, 2016.
After more than four years, X-O Manowar arrives at its epic conclusion this Wednesday, September 28th. X-O Manowar #50 is not only a monumental issue for the series, but its publisher and writer as well. The series is the last of the four ongoing titles that relaunched the Valiant universe in the summer of 2012 and has been written by Robert Venditti since its debut. The story has spanned space and time in a cohesive narrative building to this finale. Now as this centerpiece of Valiant Entertainment prepares to conclude, it is surrounded by a thriving superhero brand focused on cultivating stories driven by characters and creators. While X-O Manowar #50 might seem bittersweet to longtime fans, it’s a testament to the strengths of the Valiant line.
Comics Bulletin is pleased to bring you an exclusive preview of this momentous comic book. Be aware that there is at least one pivotal moment in the pages below and you will be forced to wait until Wednesday to read the rest of the story. It also contains some tremendous visuals, specifically backgrounds drawn by Roberto de la Torre that speak to the scope and breadth of this cosmic series. Even if you’re not a current reader, we suggest taking a look below for the artwork of X-O Manowar #50 alone.