USA Today got the first scoop on Valiant’s new star-bound story arc, Planet Death, launching on March 20th in the pages of X-O Manowar #11. The arc promises to be “one that will have massive consequences for Aric of Dacia as he mounts a one-man revenge mission against an entire alien world. The invasion is here – and X-O Manowar is the invader.” “Planet Death” will see writer Robert Venditti teaming up with artist Cary Nord. Check it below. READ MORE
Trying to find new ways to rave about Valiant’s books is becoming increasingly difficult each month. The company’s entire line of books are stellar and consistently leading the pack is X-O Manowar. Writer Robert Venditti has taken “X-O Manowar”, and turned it into the crown jewel of the company’s relaunch. “X-O Manowar” combines all the best elements of “300″, “Conan”, and “Iron Man” into one melting pot that is enhanced by spellbinding action, intriguing characters, and some remarkably poignant storytelling. READ MORE
My inner 80′s child just exploded. Seriously, it was a nuclear bomb sized blast of unbridled glee. You have to understand, I grew up on 80′s action films. Commando, Predator, Rambo, Aliens, Bloodsport, Kickboxer, etc… These were the staple weekend films that my dad and I would plunk ourselves down on the family room couch to watch during my childhood. Yes, my dad is awesome.
On top of that, I loved me some 80′s power metal. Was it over the top? Sky high. Was it cheesy? Pure American cheddar cheesy. But damn was it exciting and a blast to listen to.
Why do I mention all of this? Simple. It has been announced that 80′s power metal band Manowar bassist Joey DeMaio will be composing the music for Soldier, a new Jean Claude Van Damme film set for release in 2013. DeMaio will also be bringing in Manowar songs for the soundtrack.
Read on for quotes from DeMaio and Van Damme. READ MORE