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Armor Hunters (X-O Manowar #7)

3.83  ·  Rating Details ·  99 Ratings  ·  16 Reviews
Earth will be the greatest hunt of all…

When Aric of Dacia returned to Earth with the stolen X-O Manowar armor of an alien race, he thought he’d finally found a weapon to guard the peace and kingdom he’d struggled so long to secure. But now, a relentless and surgical strike team from the farthest reaches of space – sworn to exterminate the armor and all like it – have found
Paperback, First, 128 pages
Published November 5th 2014 by Valiant Entertainment, LLC
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Sam Quixote
Sep 29, 2014 Sam Quixote rated it liked it
Following suit with the comics big boys, Valiant have done their own summer event comic, this one called Armor Hunters – and, surprisingly for an event comic, it’s actually not bad!

The Armor Hunters are a group of mercenaries flying through space in a giant robot on an unending mission to destroy every single piece of Manowar armor in the universe ‘cos they’re dangerous. Now they’ve come to Earth to separate Aric from Shanhara – but he don’t WANNA! Time for lots of smashy-smashy action between t
Mark Morabito
May 28, 2015 Mark Morabito rated it really liked it
Now this is how you do a crossover event series! Action packed with big advancements plot wise for the Unity team. Valiant's first good crossover in my opinion.
Brian Poole
Mar 11, 2015 Brian Poole rated it really liked it
Armor Hunters is something of a turning point for the new Valiant Comics.

As Valiant headed toward its third anniversary, Armor Hunters wasn’t its first crossover event. That distinction goes to Harbinger Wars. But Harbinger WarsArmor Hunters was a different animal. It brought Toyo Harada, the Renegades, Bloodshot, H.A.R.D. Corps and Generation Zero into one larger umbrella story. But the plot was compartmentalized so that readers really didn’t get all those characters on the field at the same ti
Sep 21, 2016 Phillip rated it it was amazing
I am continually impressed with the quality of the books from Valiant. This one came in the June 2016 Comic Bento box, which features a long time Valiant hero, X-O Manowar. He is a Visigoth from the 5th century that wears a suit of alien armor, which gives him incredible abilities. In this book, a group of hunters that have been tracking down these suits of armor comes to Earth.

There is a lot of action in this book. It moves along very quickly without sacrificing the story. The bad guys do repre
Jul 19, 2016 Justin rated it really liked it
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I want to begin this review by saying I know virtually nothing about Valiant Comics or their current line of titles, but Armor Hunters was part of this month's Comic Bento, so here we are. And I have to say, through the lens of a newcomer, I may not have the best grasp of who some of these characters are--even after reading this collection--but I enjoyed my time with them. On that note, the team of heroes taking center stage here consists of a Visigoth king from 1600 years ago who's acquired som ...more
May 01, 2016 Cale rated it liked it
One thing about formatting - I understand your trade paperbacks are supposed to be quick turnover collections, but it looks really bad when you leave the preview sections of other, completely unrelated, series in the middle of your book. I can kind of understand a preview of Armor Hunters: Bloodshot, but Dr. Mirage? Poor form.
Aside from that, this is a pretty good crossover. Even though it doesn't include all the related issues, the main story is complete here, so you can get the important plot
Drown Hollum
Jan 25, 2015 Drown Hollum rated it it was amazing
Armor Hunters is everything an event comic needs to be It's clean, contained, and meaningful to the universe in which it takes place. Each of the Armor Hunters are carefully designed, each highlighted in unique ways. Instead of reading as one-off antagonists, they instead are infused with the Valiant universe as moving pieces, aiding in both the cosmic world building, and cast building of an already impressive setting. Doug Braithwaite is one of Valiant's big guns right now, and he's fired off ...more
Jul 24, 2016 Tom rated it really liked it
Despite a dumb title, this Valiant book wasn't bad at all. Then again, most of Valiant's stuff tends to be fun. Aliens looking to exterminate the sentient armor worn by time-displaced Visigoth Aric, AKA X-O Manowar, have come to Earth and looking to take the armor down. They actually have good reason to do so, but they're also mistaken about a few things. Featuring guest appearances by Bloodshot, Ninjak, Livewire, and the Eternal Warrior, like most Valiant works it was a quick four or five issue ...more
Shannon Appelcline
Aug 16, 2015 Shannon Appelcline rated it it was amazing
The solid heart of the Armor Hunters series, but it's more an X-O Manowar comic than anything else. That means it's got the great characterization that Venditti has been pushing throughout the X-O, but all moved to an even more global stage that the comic has ever seen before, as Aric deals with a menace to the whole world. It's a great comic that continues to show Venditti's strengths (and nicely dovetails into Unity
Nov 10, 2015 Josh rated it liked it
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Of the three events Valiant has done now, Armor Hunters is hands down the best of the three. In all honestly, this book is really X-O Manowar Vol. 7 rather than the Armor Hunters' backstory that is presented in the actual vol. 7, but that is why is works. X-O is a solid title and Venditti is Valiant's best writer in my opinion, and here he tells a complete story from start to finish that never feels as though it is missing something without the tie-ins.
Mar 08, 2016 Brian rated it really liked it
Shelves: comics
It was actually a bit depressing what happened to the armor hunters, especially considering how well their backstory had been set up in XO. Obviously I didn't want them to blow up Earth, but I kinda wanted them to win, or to come to some kind of compromise, maybe learn that the armor plague could be cured and take that knowledge out into the universe. Now the other armors are still out there spreading without this knowledge on how to stop them safely. I'm kinda bummed.
John Shaw
Mar 06, 2016 John Shaw rated it it was amazing
I have enjoyed just about every
Valiant comic I've read
This was a special treat because it
not only combines most of the
major characters from the Valiant line of comics
but it does so in a way that gives each a chance to shine
In what should be YET ANOTHER
alien invasion / super hero team title
becomes something more in the hands of
author Robert Venditti
Jan 24, 2015 Bob rated it it was amazing
Shelves: graphic-novels
This was I really great volume set in the Valiant Universe and I hope they put out some more featuring the different people from the pages of various Valiant comics in the future.
Jan 06, 2016 Jim rated it liked it
Just like the opening story arc for Unity, you need to read the tie in volumes to this graphic novel, or else the story is very choppy. It is quite good though
Daniel Butcher
Mar 28, 2015 Daniel Butcher rated it it was amazing
Shelves: valiant
Fantastic and fun event story.

This book could only use Archer and Armstrong, but it feels like the Avengers movie of the Valiant Universe.
Feb 24, 2016 Aildiin rated it liked it
Shelves: comics
Not great, not bad. Some good ideas. One positive thing is that the event is relatively short and you can read just the main book and understand what is happening.
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Robert Venditti is the New York Times best-selling author of The Homeland Directive and the sci-fi graphic novel series The Surrogates, the first installment of which was adapted into a feature film. He currently writes the ongoing monthly comic book series X-O Manowar, Wrath of the Eternal Warrior, and Green Lantern. His debut children's novel, Miles Taylor and the Golden Cape: Attack of the Alie ...more
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Other Books in the Series

X-O Manowar (1 - 10 of 14 books)
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 1: By The Sword
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 2: Enter Ninjak
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 3: Planet Death
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 4: Homecoming
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 5: At War with Unity
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 6: Prelude to Armor Hunters
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 7: Armor Hunters
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 8: Enter: Armorines
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 9: Dead Hand
  • X-O Manowar, Volume 10: Exodus

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