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X-O Manowar Volume 7: Armor Hunters
X-O Manowar Volume 7: Armor Hunters
by Diego Bernard
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

4.0 out of 5 stars and great as a continuation of the Xo manowar TPB series, 28 Feb. 2015
Essential reading as part of the Armor Hunters Storyline, and great as a continuation of the Xo manowar TPB series.
While Xo is the main charactor of this series, the focus for part of the TPB is developing the story for Armor Hunters Reebo and Malgem (great charactor). We learn alot about Malgem and his intergration with another armor which consumes most of Malgems body.
This Trade I feel gives hints to future storylines about xo manowar and aspects of the valiant universe. Not distracting from the story or leaving unaswered questions ~ just got a feeling that more may happen in the future in regards to the Armor and the armor wearer Aric.
The latter part of the book is more of Aric and his involvement in the armor hunters storyline as a whole.
Cool book. Check out the other titles linked to the Armor hunters storyline, or just the core four books called ~ Armor Hunters.


X-O Manowar Volume 6: Prelude to Armor Hunters
X-O Manowar Volume 6: Prelude to Armor Hunters
by J.G. Jones
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I really enjoy this charactor, 28 Feb. 2015
XO manowar is now living in the USA, after being granted land for his people ( for helping the US). So they invite the most powerful weapon on the planet to live on US soil, Aric may not be the most restrained immigrant to be qiven a green card.

Malgem enters, by way of Aric searching out Vine technology from the debri on space orbiting earth. And kicks off the Prelude to the Armor Hunters. I really enjoy this charactor, adds mystery to the Armor the Aric wears ( the xo manowar suit) and intrigue to the upcomming storyline.

Alot of dislike for aspects ofthe anniversy issue contained in this TPB (as PART of the book is given over to the short/mini storys). In the orginal format it was a double sized issue, where for part of the issue we get different artists doing mini storys about Xo manawar. I was quite happy to find Valiant confident enough to play with the charactor abit ~ and give us an Anniversy Issue, celebration issue. Which I think worked wonderfuly ~ after all that particular book was a special celebration issue.


Unity Volume 3: Armor Hunters TP
Unity Volume 3: Armor Hunters TP
by Stephen Segovia
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

4.0 out of 5 stars Good thing about doing that you get introduced to another ..., 28 Feb. 2015
This tpb is a continuation of the Unity series, obviously.
If you have been reading the Armor Hunters summer event crossover, you should pick this trade up as part of the event. Good thing about doing that you get introduced to another great title. You do not need to read Unity previously to grasp the story that intergrates into Armor Hunters. In true Valiant style they lead the Unity book characters into quite seamlessly with a recap of events that transpired in previous storyline (good for armor hunters readers, and NOT at all repeatitious.
Enternal Warrior and Ninjak take the lead in this book, in fighting the armor hunters. Also we get insight into the Armor Hunter Gin-GR, which is probably why so many fans hold her in such high regard.
Great book.


Rai Volume 1: Welcome To New Japan
Rai Volume 1: Welcome To New Japan
by Clayton Crain
Edition: Paperback
Price: £7.50

5.0 out of 5 stars This book should be read by everyone, and given to friends ~ to show why you read comic book / tpbs!, 28 Feb. 2015
Was blown away by this. As soon as I opened it, wow ~ and I am not one to focus on art. This is like nothing I have seen. Even better it complements the story so they go hand in hand ~ just something about this comic I want to share. To show people ~ hey, this is what I read, this is what modern comics are like!

Set in Japan a floating city in the year 4001ad. Do not just conclude this is some sci fi book, as it is set in the future. Its story far exceeds such a closed opinion. What I am saying is - do not dismiss this book if you do not like books set in the future. I am not a sci fi fan, and I love this.

The book starts with the Hero of Japan Rai investigating the first death in Japan for over 1000 years. (Which introduces another chharactor Lua Lee).Withing the investigation he starts to find doubt and holes in storys from Father about Father and his position as Hero of Japan.

So well written, I became quite intrigued early on, and just wanting more.

nb ~ When I came to review this book, I saw that NO ONE has given it less than 5 stars. Thats saying something. I Just thought I would add to the fold my review. This book is a gem.


Quantum and Woody Volume 3: Crooked Pasts, Present Tense
Quantum and Woody Volume 3: Crooked Pasts, Present Tense
by Tom Fowler
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.51

4.0 out of 5 stars Glad to see the diverse nature of Valaint, 28 Feb. 2015
Once again this title suprises me. Glad to see the diverse nature of Valaint, being a book that places our heros in the real world. The 'life' side of superhero genre WITHOUT being a funny book as in skits for laughs. Very well written by J/ Asmus to pull that off.
Reprints issus 9 -12 (12 being the last book of this run ~ but continues in mini series afterwards). THe Goat issuee was a one shot that is included in this trade. Great to see this in this trade to wrap up the series.
Well done , well written.


Harbinger Volume 5: Death of a Renegade TP
Harbinger Volume 5: Death of a Renegade TP
by Clayton Crain
Edition: Paperback
Price: £14.99

5.0 out of 5 stars I really like the first 1/2 of this trade ~ the resistance ..., 26 Feb. 2015
The title mentions Death of a renegade ~ strangely refreshing for comics ~ someone actually does die, and stays dead ~ and it is a main charactor. It is not the only death or the only interesting aspect of the trade. But lets face it, its going to be the title, as a main charactor dies.
I really like the first 1/2 of this trade ~ the resistance story. Introduction of the hacker AX, who has been trying to expose the Hydra foundation and reveal Toyos secrets. The renegades seek him out, and with AX confront Toyo Harada to publicaly expose him.
The 2nd half of the, as once again the title states, is death of a renegade. Fanatastic lead in, well written realistic storyline, and brilliant end. No over the top, die cut, sealed in a bag nonsence. Just a good well written story ~ which Marvel and DC would have milked for everything, and brought back the charactor anyway.
Well done Valiant.


Armor Hunters: Harbinger TP
Armor Hunters: Harbinger TP
by Joshua Dysart
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Liked this more than I thought I would, 26 Feb. 2015
Liked this more than I thought I would. Generation Zero Kids after their Harbinger wars experiance, end up in the devastation zone of the once Mexico city. A bit out of their depth along come Torque and Faith (from the Harbinger Series) to give abit of guidance.
As Armor Hunters was a big summer event, crossing the Valiant universe, Harbinger was going to be involved. It is not a main player in the Armor Hunters story, but intergated very well into the story as a whole ( don't want to give to much away).


Armor Hunters: Bloodshot TP
Armor Hunters: Bloodshot TP
by Joe Harris
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

4.0 out of 5 stars but also includes and additional sorry of Bloodshot 0 ( sweet bonus). Not a huge bloodshot fan, 25 Feb. 2015
Title of the trade is correct, but also includes and additional sorry of Bloodshot 0 ( sweet bonus).
Not a huge bloodshot fan, but really enjoyed the development of the bloodshot programe in bloodshot 0, gave history and to me a better foundation to the charactor that was missing before.
Enjoyed how Valiant intergrated these books with each other. Must of been a massive task to get the sequencing of the charactors across the books to interact with each other, without plot mistakes or continuity mistakes. Shows Valiants strength in storytelling ~ and comminication between all the artists and writers.
Should be talking about the title of this tradepaperback ~ the armor hunters crossover. Bloodshots up against the Armor hunters hounds, the wolf pack is to get ride of distractions infront of the Armor hunters main purpose (Which Bloodshot defeats). So then comes onee of the Armor hunters which leads to a battle betweeen the two.
Reads realy well together with Armor Hunters, as the title suggests. If you read Armor hunters, read this.


Armor Hunters Volume 1 TP
Armor Hunters Volume 1 TP
by Doug Braithwaite
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Love this, straight up, 25 Feb. 2015
Love this, straight up.
It takes a great writer to get you on your toes ~ thinking who is right? In this story, who is right, who are the bad guys, is xo the bad guy?
If you haven't read xo manowar, Aric of Dacia controls a sentient suit of armor. Not much is known about the armor ~ but so far THIS armor has served a positive outcome.
Armor Hunters, as the name suggests, are hunting Aric of Dacia sentient suit of armor. The living armor is so dangerous that the hunters are willing to destroy all of arth to ensure the destruction of this living armor.
So Aric of Dacia, Xo manowar, must be the hero saving Earth. Or is that just being selfish, as the whole universe may be at threat because of the exsistance of this living armor.
Great stuff, well done Valaint.


Archer & Armstrong Volume 6: American Wasteland TP
Archer & Armstrong Volume 6: American Wasteland TP
by Fred Van Lente
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.68

5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this series as a whole and this TPB, 25 Feb. 2015
Really enjoyed this series as a whole and this TPB. Re read them all again, including this one ~ and as a whole ~ I cannot give it less than 5 stars.
This story line has more humor than previous ones ~ which I enjoyed, but glad it wasn't throughout the whole series. Wraps up well without huge plot points missing or be forced /rushed into the last few pages.
Alot of my comments are based on storylines when reviewing books, I did enjoy the art and some particular pannels in the latter half of the trade. Even going back to look into a few pages to reread and look closer and some pannels ( which I rarerly do).
Hopeing this continues in a new series, or contination of numbering at some point.


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