Review: X-O Manowar #7

Written By: Robert Venditti
Illustrated By: Lee Garbett
Inked By: Stefano Gaudiano
Colored By: Moose Baumann
Reviewed By: Eric Watkins

X-O Manowar is building excitement for this series to monumental proportions. After the revealing of the secret vine living on Earth and the introduction of Ninjak, the creative team has set extremely high standards for the future of this title. I can’t express to you all how amazing this title is and how excited I am about it, wait I can, just keep reading.

So, in case you missed out on what’s going on; the Vine has hired the revered assassin, Ninjak, to hunt down and kill Aric and recover the Armor of Shanhara. The initial attack failed and now Alexander, one of the Vine on Earth, is explaining to Aric everything before they are interrupted by Ninjak. After a short interaction our two bad asses have an arrangement of peace, for a time at least.

Venditti is awesome yet again in the new installment of this series. This part of the story is especially awesome due to the fact that he has removed a lot of action and really turned it into a book of straight dialogue. Keeping the reader’s attention with little action is especially difficult but Venditti knocks this one out of the park. I love the setup, the interaction and the progression of the story. Simply put, Venditti knows how to keep you coming back for more.

This is Garbett’s second issue of X-O after taking over for Cary Nord and he hasn’t missed a step. Garbett has an amazing style and draws some of the best faces I’ve ever seen. The story telling doesn’t miss a beat and keeps that high quality project we have come to know from X-O, major kudos to this visual team.

This issue is a must have for any comic fan. For those X-O fans this book is a great extension to the story and really gets me excited for what Venditti and Garbett have planned for this series in the future. This is a pull list must have so make sure you grab a copy on Wednesday, November 21st. Also, check out Valiant’s WEBSITE for information on this and other great titles.

I give it 4 out of 5 denarii.