The newly revived Valiant Comics has officially announced the creative team behind its first release. The Surrogates and The Homeland Directive writer Robert Venditti and artist Cary Nord of Conan fame will bring a time-displaced Visigoth trapped inside the most powerful weapon in the universe to stores in X-O Manowar #1 on May 2. More X-O, plus other preview material, will also be available in Valiant's long-teased Free Comic Book Day issue of X-O Manowar that features a cover by Jelena Kevic-Djurdjevic on May 5.From Valiant's official press release:

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.

Check out art from X-O Manowar #1 below:

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