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BOOK OF DEATH’s Robert Venditti & Robert Gill Reunite for THE KILL LIST – A Four-Part Thriller Beginning in January’s X-O MANOWAR #43!

This January, the chart-topping creative team behind BOOK OF DEATH – the most successful independent comic book event of the decade – are coming to Valiant’s flagship hero for an all-new adventure!

Valiant is proud to announce THE KILL LIST – a heat-seeking new jumping-on point beginning in X-O MANOWAR #43 by New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti and red-hot rising star artist Robert Gill! Be here as Earth’s alien-armored guardian, X-O Manowar, and MI-6’s most elite super-spy, Ninjak, reteam for the first time since the ground-breaking events of ENTER: NINJAK for a deadly covert mission to eradicate a secret cabal of alien sleeper agents…before their infiltration of our world goes from undercover to all-out war!

“Robert Venditti and Robert Gill made history together this summer on BOOK OF DEATH, so getting them back for X-O Manowar and Ninjak’s much-demanded reunion made nothing short of perfect sense,” said Editor Tom Brennan. “THE KILL LIST is a taut international thriller that plays to the strengths of each character and holds some big surprises in store for the whole of the Valiant Universe. Hold on tight, because this team is building towards big things for X-O MANOWAR…and it all starts right here.”

With two kingdoms now under his command, Aric of Dacia has pledged loyalty to his adopted nation – the United States of America – and now…America has given him a new mission: destroy the Vine’s network of humanoid alien agents once and for all. To do it, he’ll have to turn to the one man among us he can trust…his own former enemy, the deadly MI-6 operative called Ninjak!

Meanwhile, the Vine’s most militant warrior, Commander Trill, is readying a counterattack…and what happens next will shake the Valiant Universe to its core. Can X-O Manowar and Ninjak cut their way to the source of this stealth attack before all is lost?

Featuring a stunning slate of covers by all-star artists Phil Jimenez (Infinite Crisis), Stephen Mooney (Midnighter), Das Pastoras (Thor: God of Thunder), and Mike Choi (X-Force), Aric of Dacia and Colin King forge an alliance between nations to save a world right here this January for THE KILL LIST – beginning in X-O MANOWAR #43!

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Variant Cover by DAS PASTORAS
Variant Cover by MIKE CHOI
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale JANUARY 6 (FOC–12/14/15)
X-O MANOWAR #43 – Cover A by Phil Jimenez

X-O MANOWAR #43 – Cover B by Stephen Mooney

X-O MANOWAR #43 – Variant Cover by Das Pastoras

X-O MANOWAR #43 – Variant Cover by Mike Choi

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Paul hails from Central Connecticut where he was a child of the 80’s. A lifelong lover of all things Sci-Fi, Paul is particularly fond of anything to do with Star Wars and Star Trek. He is also a huge Stephen King Fan. When he is not writing for PCU he is spending time with his wife and two geeky daughters.
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