X-O Manowar #50 Jam Cover Revealed


X-O Manowar #50 finishes Robert Venditti’s run on Valiant’s flagship hero by uniting over fifty artists for an unprecedented jam cover!

Wednesday, Valiant leaked four exclusive pieces of art to Bam Smack Pow as preparation for the first cover of its kind, a mash-up pulling together over fifty artists to cap fifty-six issues of the character that relaunched Valiant Entertainment for the modern era. Each of the pieces was a different picture of X-O Manowar, a Visigoth king kidnapped by The Vine into space and bonded to a sentient suit of armor.

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Under series writer Robert Venditti, Aric of Dacia has gone up against the heaviest hitters in the Valiant line, including The Eternal Warrior, Ninjak, the Armor Hunters, and Imperium‘s Toyo Harada. X-O Manowar has conquered land in Romania and lived peacefully with his new wife in the American Midwest. He has destroyed The Vine’s empire in Planet Death and shepherded Vine refugees to a tense cohabitation in Nebraska in Exodus. His armor has been worn by teammate Livewire and, in a peek into the future, by his daughter after his death. The X-O Manowar #50 cover is a stirring tribute to the iconic look and creative possibility of Valiant’s premiere hero.

Eagle-eyed readers should look for Bam Smack Pow’s samples:

The cover was colored by David Baron, and the artists are listed as follows:

"1. Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow)2. Raul Allen (WRATH OF THE ETERNAL WARRIOR)3. Al Barrionuevo (The Authority)4. Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR)5. Doug Braithwaite (ARMOR HUNTERS)6. Dave Bullock (Wednesday Comics)7. CAFU (UNITY)8. Eric Canete (RunLoveKill)9. Carmen Carnero (X-Factor)10. Sean Chen (Iron Man)11. Collen Coover (Bandette)12. Clayton Crain (4001 A.D., RAI)13. Jay Fabares (Valiant cover artist)14. Tom Fowler (QUANTUM AND WOODY)15. Manuel Garcia (BLOODSHOT)16. Robert Gill (BOOK OF DEATH)17. Adam Gorham (Zero)18. Butch Guice (BLOODSHOT REBORN)19. Bob Hall (SHADOWMAN)20. Rebekah Isaacs (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)21. Phil Jimenez (DC Universe: Rebirth)22. J.G. Jones (Final Crisis)23. Kano (Gotham Central)24. Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT)25. Bob Layton (X-O MANOWAR)26. Mike Leeke (X-O MANOWAR)27. Jeff Lemire (Essex County)28. Steve Lieber (The Fix)29. Emanuela Lupacchino (Supergirl)30. Mike McKone (Fantastic Four)31. Stephen Mooney (Half Past Danger)32. Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR)33. Pat Olliffe (Thor)34. Pere Perez (FAITH)35. Brandon Peterson (Uncanny X-Men)36. Brent Peeples (Last of the Greats)37. Stephen Platt (Prophet)38. Rafer Roberts (HARBINGER RENEGADES)39. Paolo Rivera (THE VALIANT)40. Riley Rossmo (Batman)41. Juan Jose Ryp (BRITANNIA)42. Rafa Sandoval (X-O MANOWAR)43. Donovan Santiago (“Valiant 8-Bit” cover artist)44. Marguerite Sauvage (FAITH)45. Joe St. Pierre (RAI)46. Philip Tan (Batman & Robin)47. Michael Walsh (The Vision)48. Ryan Winn (DIVINITY)49. Kevin VanHook (BLOODSHOT)50. Ramon Villalobos (E is for Extinction)"

In addition to the jam cover, Valiant is promoting X-O Manowar #50 with a countdown giveaway beginning next month in X-O Manowar #47. Each issue of Long Live The King, beginning with that month’s entry and including September’s fiftieth issue, will come bagged with a 4-by-6 inch print of one of the X-O Manowar images that make up the jam cover. Some issues will even have  original artwork in the bag as well.

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