|Volume 4: X-O Manowar Issue #2|
Cover B: Kenneth Rocafort
Volume 4: X-O Manowar Issue #2
Published: April 2017
Writer: Matt Kindt
Artist: Tomas Giorello
Colorist: Diego Rodriguez
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Assistant Editors: Charlotte Greenbaum & Robert Meyers
Editor: Warren Simons
Synopsis: Aric blames the X-O Manowar for the life of continual conflict he endured on Earth. Yet he recognizes that he occasionally needs the alien armor. So, pressed into service of the Azure army on planet Gorin, he has forged a portion of it into a ring. Through this link, he can call on a small amount of Shanhara's capabilities as the situation dictates.
In Issue #2, Aric leads a team into the Cadmium's capitol. His team has two objectives: 1) to destroy the shield generators, which will allow the Azure infantry to storm the city, and 2) destroy the tower which controls the Cadmium spaceships in orbit. His team sneaks into the city, battling the defensive squads that discover them. While his team heads off to destroy the shield generator, he ascends the tower to destroy the control room, and thereby prevent the Cadmium spaceships from raining down firepower on the Azure army.