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First Look: Paolo Rivera’s Variant Cover For ‘X-O Manowar’ #11

Earlier in the year it was announced that Paolo Rivera would no longer be exclusive to Marvel. While many were naturally disappointed to learn that they would no longer see regular work from Rivera on titles like Spider-Man and Daredevil, fans nonetheless looked forward to seeing what the artist would produce away from the only company he’d worked for throughout the last decade, and now Valiant Comics has provided ComicsAlliance with Rivera’s variant cover for X-O Manowar #11, one of the few cover pieces the artist has done outside of Marvel. Issue #11 will serve as the kickoff of the series’ ‘Planet Death’ storyline. Along with the Rivera piece, we have pages of interior art for the issue from artist Cary Nord, and you can check it all out after the cut.

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And here are the first six inked pages of X-O Manowar #11 from Cary Nord:


From Valiant:

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 1 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #9 – ON SALE JANUARY 23rd!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (NOV121333)
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CARY NORD (NOV121334)
Variant Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN (NOV121335)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Prelude to Planet Death – Part 2 (of 2):
X-O MANOWAR #10 – FEBRUARY 20th!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by TREVOR HAIRSINE (DEC121266)
Variant Cover by CARY NORD (DEC121267)
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

Planet Death – Part 1 (of 4):
X-O MANOWAR #11 – ON SALE IN MARCH!
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art by CARY NORD
Cover by CLAYTON CRAIN
Variant Cover by PAOLO RIVERA
$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.

PLANET DEATH has arrived! X-O Manowar’s one-man invasion of the Vine’s alien homeworld starts here!

At long last, Aric of Dacia will take his revenge on the alien race that have pursued him at every turn. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, so too will Aric of Dacia bring a devastating assault to the doorstep of his oppressors. Taking the battle directly to the Vine planet of Loam, he will decimate their armies, he will level their cities — and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. But when one man declares war on an entire world, what painful consequences will he reap for himself — and for the whole of human race?

Featuring the return of superstar penciler Cary Nord, PLANET DEATH is THE event that will define X-O Manowar’s place in the Valiant Universe. Don’t miss this juggernaut of a storyline when X-O Manowar descends on PLANET DEATH in March!

You can learn more about the Plane Death storyline here.

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