First Look: Paolo Rivera’s Variant Cover For ‘X-O Manowar’ #11

By Joseph Hughes

Earlier in the year it was announced that Paolo Rivera would no longer be exclusive to Marvel. While many were naturally disappointed to know that they would no longer see regular work from Rivera on titles like Spider-Man and Daredevil, fans nonetheless looked forward to seeing what work the artist would produce away from the only company he’d worked for throughout the last decade, and now Valiant Comics has provided ComicsAlliance with Rivera’s variant cover for X-O Manowar #11, one of the few cover pieces the artist has done outside of Marvel. Issue #11 will serve as the kickoff of the series’ ‘Planet Death’ storyline.

Along with the Rivera piece, we have pages of interior art for the issue from artist Cary Nord, and you can check it all out on ComicsAlliance!


X-O Manowar #11 (Preview)

Previews Contain Spoilers

Aric of Dacia, a 4th century Visigoth armed with the universe’s most powerful weapon, is all that stands between the Earth and all-out annihilation at the hands of the alien race that abducted him from his own time. Now, the day of Aric’s reckoning has finally come. As his Visigoth forefathers sacked Rome, Aric will take the battle directly to his oppressors on the Vine homeworld of Loam. He will decimate their armies, he will level their cities – and he will not stop until the whole of their empire is reduced to ash. This is PLANET DEATH! (ComicBookResources)

Available March 2013.