"Blades and Open Fields"
After a heated battle, Aric of Dacia and a band of his fellow Visigoths board an alien ship to rescue their friends and family who have been abducted by a race called "THE VINE".
While aboard, they witness a Vine Alien's futile attempt to don what appears to be a living suit of armor. Aric realizes that their human weapons won't be enough to take the aliens down, so plans are underway to get their hands on alien technology and take the fight back to the Roman Empire.
*The all-new Valiant Universe kicks off with a landmark, oversized # 1 issue of X-O Manowar by New York Times-bestselling author Robert Venditti (The Surrogates, The Homeland Directive) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (Conan)! Born into battle, Aric of Dacia — heir to the throne of the Visigoth people — has never known peace. After a brutal encounter with a mysterious enemy known as The Vine leaves him a prisoner on an alien world, the only hope Aric has of returning to his family and saving them from slavery is to seize a weapon of incalculable destruction and become X-O Manowar! *Source: valiantuniverse.com
Includes a six page preview of Harbinger (2012) #1.