This is the origilnal Line art for the cover of X-O Manowar
11" x 17"
Born under the oppressive thumb of the Roman
Empire, Aric of Dacia learned warfare at an early age.
It was amid such violence that he was abducted by
an alien race. Forced into slavery, he survived where
others perished. His escape would come from
bonding with a weapon of immeasurable power:
The X-O Manowar Armor.
With it, he returned to Earth, only to find himself
stranded in the modern day. But that was a lifetime
ago. Now, far from home on a strange
and primitive new world, Aric has begun a new life.
Liberated from his past, he tends to his crops.
Free from war, free from violence, free from the armor.
But the machinery of death marches his way once
again. Conscripted into an alien army and thrown
into an unforgiving conflict, the fury inside him finds
voice as he is forced to embrace the armor once more.
With it, he will decimate armies, topple empires
and incite interplanetary warfare as he rises
from SOLDIER to GENERAL to EMPEROR to VISIGOTH.
They wanted a weapon. He will give them war!
Matt Kindt/Doug Braithwaite