The Book of the Geomancer foretells of a deadly future for the Valiant Universe…but what if the future holds hope for one powerful hero?


Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 – an explosive new chapter of the summer’s cataclysmic event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (BOOK OF DEATH, X-O MANOWAR) and acclaimed artist Clayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS)! This October, before BOOK OF DEATH unleashes an earth-shattering climax for the heroes of today, discover another vision of the far future with an all-new standalone one-shot chronicling the last stand of Valiant’s alien-armored Visigoth…and the inescapable destiny of a world forever changed by X-O Manowar’s journey through time and space!

After hundreds of years in exile on an alien planet, Aric of Dacia – aka the unstoppable X-O Manowar – has returned to an unfamiliar Earth, only to find a planet that doesn’t remember…or want him. Can X-O Manowar finally find happiness in the aftermath of the apocalypse? Plus: the ultimate fate of the X-O Manowar armor, Shanhara, revealed…and a new generation of Valiant heroes take flight in defense of radically transformed planet Earth!

This October, witness Aric of Dacia’s final fight in BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 – an essential one-shot companion to the acclaimed BOOK OF DEATH event by series writer Robert Venditti and Valiant superstar Clayton Henry! Featuring covers by Cary Nord (X-O MANOWAR), Stephen Segovia (Convergence), Ryan Lee (Uncanny Inhumans), and Diego Bernard (X-O MANOWAR), don’t miss a moment of the summer’s can’t-miss comic book event as BOOK OF DEATH: THE FALL OF X-O MANOWAR #1 lays another milestone for the future of the Valiant Universe’s most noble protector!

Plus: go back to the beginning and revisit the sold-out first chapter in BOOK OF DEATH #1 (of 4) SECOND PRINTING – the 40-page first chapter of Valiant’s colossal comics event from New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (X-O MANOWAR, Green Lantern) and all-star artists Robert Gill (ETERNAL WARRIOR, Batgirl) and Doug Braithwaite (UNITY, Justice) – in stores August 19th! Featuring the last stands of Valiant icons, the first appearances of all-new heroes, and tantalizing clues of future events, BOOK OF DEATH is the gateway to the next decade of the Valiant Universe and beyond!

Then: the comic book event of the summer continues in between each issue of BOOK OF DEATH with three other visionary tales of present and future ripped directly from the pages of the Book of the Geomancer! Each month, join an all-star cast of creators as they come aboard the year’s monumental comics event to chronicle the ultimate fate of Valiant’s most indelible heroes. From the modern day to the far future, the destinies of Bloodshot, Ninjak, the Harbinger Renegades, X-O Manowar, and more will stand revealed in four essential, standalone chapters at the epicenter of BOOK OF DEATH:

Written by Jeff Lemire; Art by Doug Braithwaite
Cover by Rafa Sandoval
ONE-SHOT | On sale in July

Written by Matt Kindt; Art by Trevor Hairsine
Cover by Kano
ONE-SHOT | On sale in August

Written by Joshua Dysart; Art by Kano
Cover by Raul Allen
ONE-SHOT | On sale in September

Written by Robert Venditti; Art by Clayton Henry
Cover by Cary Nord
ONE-SHOT | On sale in October

About The Author Tyler Goulet

Tyler Goulet, owner/founder and editor-in-chief of, has an addiction to comics that seemingly cannot be sated. Reading everything from Hellboy (his favorite character, series and creator) to Batman to Pluto, and other Manga, and most everything in between, there’s not much he can’t talk about or won’t read. He currently resides in Calgary, Canada with his wife Kayla, his son Finan, a black cat named Hailstorm (yes, like the Transformer) and their always-starving, three legged idiot cat Lemmy. (yes, from Motorhead)