Straight Forward Reviews : X-O Manowar # 22

Directly tied into the events of Unity # 4 comes X-O Manowar # 22.

Writer – Rober Venditti

Artist – Cary Nord

Publisher – Valiant

Review by Jeremias de Leon


After the events of Unity # 4 Aric gets back into action, this time with the United States at his corner. The issue’s story is all a build up to something that seems to be the next story arc.

Rober Venditti does a great job of adding a sense of foreboding throughout the issue. Even with all the peace and happiness you see in the beginning, you can’t help but feel something sinister is in the works.   As cliche it is for me to say, the story really is gripping.


Cary Nord’s lines always looks good. The coloring style introduced in this issue is fantastic as well and probably more likely to be liked by a majority of people. Though I did like the way the recent previous issues were colored I do realize that the style wasn’t as widely liked.


If you read Unity # 4 it’s a no brainer that you should read this. If not it’s still highly recommended but I recommend picking up Unity as well. This story is well written and has great action and sense of atmosphere. I give X-O Manowar # 22 a 9 out of 10.