CGC Registry

X-O Manowar (1992)


Set Type: X-O Manowar
Owner: labratnotincluded
Last Modified: 9/13/2019
Views: 118

Rank: 4
Score: 2227
Leading by: 698
Points to Higher Rank: 100

Set Description:

X-O Manowar 1992 Set






Aric of Dacia was a Visigoth born in the 5th century AD under Roman rule. As a young boy, Aric witnessed the slaughter of his parents at the hands of Roman soldiers. Henceforth, he dedicated himself to destroying the Roman oppressors, with the help of his Uncle, Alaric I.

Some years later, Aric took a Celtic slave, Deidre, to be his consort. He grew to love her, and worshipped her god, Lugh. One evening, he saw demons attacking members of his tribe. Aric attacked them, but was quickly subdued and taken aboard their alien spacecraft.

For the next seven years, Aric was held prisoner in the slave pens of the spacecraft. At a refuelling station several light years from Earth, he befriended a man known as the "Map Giver," who looked similar to Elvis Presley. The "Map Giver" used a discarded bone shard to carve a map into Aric’s palm that would lead him to the alien’s armory. Aric fought his way to the X-O Manowar class armor and donned the control ring. It later became clear that the "manufacturing" process of the X-O Manowar armor, which not only self-repaired, but also reproduced, involved the absorption of a sentient intelligence that then became the armor's own sentience. With this living armor he was able to escape from the alien ship and return to Earth.

Due to time dilation, as Aric had been traveling at the speed of light, although only a few years had passed on board, sixteen centuries had passed on Earth. Aric thus found himself in the unfamiliar world of the 20th century. At first, Aric struggled to adjust to late-20th-century Earth. He encountered a number of Valiant Universe heroes, befriending some and alienating others. He eventually gained control of Orb Industries, a multi-national corporation formerly controlled by the Spider Aliens.

X-O Manowar played a major role in Valiant's successful Unity crossover event. In this storyline, Aric chose not to help the other Valiant heroes defeat Mothergod (Erica Pierce), and instead built a small empire in the "lost land." Eventually, he was tricked by Mothergod and his people were slaughtered. Aric was eviscerated by a cyborg-tyrannosaurus and became trapped within the X-O Manowar armor for ten years to heal.

Aric and the X-O Manowar armor were sent back to Aric's own time by Solar at the end of Unity. Aric tried to convince his uncle, Alaric, to help him destroy the Romans. However, Alaric was concerned about the power that Aric had gained through the armor. Alaric and the Romans joined forces to fight Aric, but failed to defeat him.

In issue #28, the X-O Manowar armor (known as Shanhara) was destroyed. Solar went to Saturn to recover the armor left there, after defeating the alien he battled in Solar #7. This armor chose to remain with its deceased wearer, but had sprouted a seed, which Solar took. These seeds could be used to create a new Manowar armor, but only through the sacrifice of a sentient being. Aric's friend, Paul Bouvier, who was dying from spider alien poison, consented to be sacrificed so that Aric could continue his battles with the Spider Aliens.

In the X-O Manowar Yearbook, it was explained how Gilad Anni-Padda, the Eternal Warrior, earned the eternal enmity of Aric. Gilad was rescued from bandits by Aric, but he betrayed the location of Aric's Visigoth Camp to Roman soldiers, whose attack led Deidre to miscarry Aric's child. However, Gilad had betrayed the Visigoths as part of a conspiracy that led to the downfall of the Roman Empire and the rise of Alaric. [source: Wikipedia]


I was in college when I first became interested in superhero comics. At the time I was an avid baseball card collector, acquiring many 1950s Topps cards with stars such as Mantle and Mays. When I finally read a superhero comic, it was Wolverine...what a great story, I was hooked. I amassed a rather large collection at the time, delving into other titles like Harbinger and X-O Manowar until the comic industry began to saturate the market with too many variants and I eventually lost interest. Flash forward to 2015..... I ended up buying a Wolverine 1988 series issue #1 graded CGC 9.8. I hadn’t really thought about it much up to that point, but the collecting bug was rekindled. I dug out my collection that had been stored away and decided to start submitting my back issues. I looked online to fill gaps in my various collections and thousands of dollars later I’ve acquired quite a few comics and am trying to avoid collecting too many series at a time! My favorites at this point are the Wolverine 1988 series, Alias 2005 and Harbinger’s 1992 series. I have collected a few odds and ends in between and will eventually fill out my Rai 1992, Shadowman 1992 and now X-O Manowar 1992 series. I also like to collect covers I find appealing (see Incredible Hulk 340) and 1st appearances here and there. It’s all a labor of love!





Slot DescriptionCert #GradeScore
X-O Manowar 0 2036365017 9.832 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 0 Gold Edition No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 0 Printing Error 2018751011 9.848 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 1/2 1228947004 9.832 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 1/2 Gold Edition 1208361002 9.8120 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 1 0235336014 9.880 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 2 0255030026 9.850 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 3 0124281012 9.850 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 4 0266686009 9.860 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 5 0124281017 9.860 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 6 0124281019 9.850 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 7 0154676003 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 8 0154676004 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 9 0972485030 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 10 0147480024 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 11 0972485034 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 12 0147480029 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 13 0147489008 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 14 0154676008 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 15 0154676009 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 15 Pink Variant 0124261020 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 16 0190091025 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 17 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 18 0154676011 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 19 0154676012 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 20 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 21 0275031007 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 22 0154676013 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 23 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 24 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 25 0147480030 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 26 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 27 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 28 0972420015 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 29 0972420016 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 30 0977251015 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 31 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 32 0977251016 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 33 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 34 0977253001 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 35 0977253002 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 36 0977253003 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 37 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 38 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 39 0154676015 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 40 0977253007 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 41 0977253008 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 42 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 43 0972421011 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 44 0977253010 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 45 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 46 0154676018 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 47 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 48 0972422002 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 49 0154676019 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 50-X 0147489014 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 50-O No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 51 2056134016 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 52 0154676020 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 53 0147489016 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 54 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 55 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 56 0156600021 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 57 0977255007 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 58 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 59 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 60 0147489021 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 61 0147489024 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 62 0147489026 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 63 0147489027 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 64 0147489028 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 65 0178465029 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 66 0178465030 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 67 0972423002 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar 68 0152632024 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Manowar Yearbook 1 0977255009 9.835 Shop eBay
X-O Database 1 No Comic    Shop eBay
Iron Man / X-O Manowar: Heavy Metal 1 No Comic    Shop eBay
X-O Manowar / Iron Man: Heavy Metal 1 No Comic    Shop eBay

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