May 2, 2012

Conversation With Robert Venditti, Writer of X-O Manowar

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X-O Manowar is in stores now! It’s fantastic, and a great beginning to Valiant’s Comic launch. Rob came on the show to talk all about X-O Manowar.

Our conversation is full of spoilers for X-O Manowar #1, so make sure you read the comic before you listen to this episode.

We had a long, fantastic conversation. This one was a real treat for us! Here’s some of what to expect in the show:

  • The meaning of “Avagis”, the Vine Babies name
  • The red-robed Vine alien – not the First Among Equals, but maybe a warrior from the crusades?
  • Shanhara, the same, but totally different
  • Why is the Vine Warrior rejected by the Armor, and Aric won’t be?
  • Aric’s first recurring Vine antagonist
  • Who else shows up in X-O Manowar #1?
  • The number of plots and subplots established in this issue (it’s a lot!)
  • Something specific to look for on the last page of X-O #1
  • How Aric is not Conan
  • That awesome line from Aric, and how there’s more behind it that we think
  • Rob’s convention appearance schedule

In addition, we talk a little about The Surrogates and Homeland Directive, Robert’s excellent creator owned work.

Last of all, we reveal the winner of Jonesy’s give away from a couple episodes ago!

Listen right here, right now:

Download: OTV-episode071.mp3 | Total Time: 100 minutes

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