When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he'd finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he'd struggled so long to secure. Read more...
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When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he'd finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he'd struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space - sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it - have found their final target. The Armor Hunters are coming. They will hunt. They will trap. They will kill. And they will rid the universe of the X-O Manowar armor's incalculable destructive power...even if it means taking the Earth with it.
Collecting Armor Hunters #1-4, Armor Hunters: Aftermath #1, Armor Hunters: Bloodshot #1-3, Armor Hunters: Harbinger #1-3, Unity #8-11 and X-O Manowar #23-29, with more than 20+ pages of bonus content and rarely seen special features.
Publishers Weekly® Reviews
- Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
- Review Date: 2015-02-23
- Reviewer: Staff
A team of highly advanced armor hunters are on a mission to destroy all of the powerful X-O Manowar armor in the universe, in this massive crossover featuring all of Valiant’s top characters. The armor, being sentient alien tech, bonds with a host body and destroys worlds, but the hunters also have immense destructive power, and so both sides are pitted against each other in an escalating battle. On Earth, the armor worn by Aric of Dacia has been controlled and is no longer a threat, but the hunters can’t be persuaded that the danger has been averted, prompting a devastating war. The book does an excellent job of creating high stakes and sympathetic protagonists and antagonists, with both camps believing strongly that they are doing right. But like any crossover event, this one is a bit bloated and overblown in places. Though the many artists involved have different strengths and weaknesses, the collection is impressively cohesive. (Apr.)