Earlier this week we covered the Armor Hunters reveal over at Valiant, but this morning CBR unveiled the full scope of the event. The event is set to debut in 2014, and feature an evil group of the previously mentioned Armor Hunters. A couple interlude issues in X-0 Manowar proper heads into the Armor Hunters 4 issue event mini-series. Both of the aforementioned books are being written by none other than Robert Venditti himself. The madness formally beings with the first prologue chapter in X-O Manowar #23, Comic Vine has the official solicitation and cover.
Written by Robert Venditti
Art by Diego Bernard
Cover by Cafu
Variant Cover by Tom Raney
PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 1! The countdown to the Valiant Universe event of 2014 starts now!For eons, one threat above all others has brought pain and strife down upon civilizations across the universe – the X-O Manowar armor. And now the Manowar has come to Earth. What will follow in its wake? The road to ARMOR HUNTERS begins here as Valiant superstars Robert Venditti and Diego Bernard unleash the opening salvo of the cataclysm that is come...
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The action continues in X-O Manowar #24.
Written by ROBERT VENDITTI
Art & Cover by DIEGO BERNARD
Variant Cover by Clayton Henry
PRELUDE TO ARMOR HUNTERS – PART 2! Who – or what – is the man called MALGAM?
Aric of Dacia, a fifth-century warrior bonded to alien armor and transplanted to the modern day, is now the most important weapon in the arsenal of M.E.R.O., the top-secret American intelligence organization that monitors extraterrestrial life on Earth. In order to protect his people, Aric must undergo dangerous missions in space, but nothing can prepare him for the stunning secret that awaits him in the stars. The march toward X-O Manowar #25 – and the coming of the ARMOR HUNTERS – continues here in an essential prelude to the Valiant Universe event of 2014!
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Now that you have an idea what ARMOR HUNTERS is about, how about finding out the rest?
The Free Comic Book Day special was announced as a first taste of the event for both new and old readers alike. Here is the press release for that offering,
Plus: don't miss the VALIANT: ARMOR HUNTERS FCBD 2014 SPECIAL – featuring an all-star look inside the definitive Valiant Universe event of the summer and beyond with previews, interviews, and more from Robert Venditti, Doug Braithwaite, Matt Kindt, Clayton Crain, Peter Milligan, Bryan Hitch, Clayton Henry and many more! Find out everything you need to know about Valiant in 2014 on Free Comic Book Day – May 3rd, 2014 – right here with the VALIANT: ARMOR HUNTERS 2014 FCBD SPECIAL!
Finally, here is a quote from Robert Venditti himself on the title.
Coming out of "Unity," there's going to be a new status quo for "X-O Manowar." It's going to take the book in a new direction, and it's something we've been planning for a long time. Aric is going to be in this position where in the long-form arc of the story so far, he's been fighting for a land for his people and to be the king that he had always intended to be by birthright. He's finally going to have that moment, and when he gets it, he's going to realize that everything that's happened up until now has not been what he thought it was. There are going to be a lot of surprises for him, a lot of changes.
The crossover debuts in May 2014 during FCBD special issue.