Two months ago I wrote about the Valiant comics promotion for the final four issues of X-O Manowar. To briefly summarize, each issue comes with a random mini-print done by one of 50 artists. But there was also some original sketches randomly inserted into issues as well. Being both a Valiant comics and original art junkie, I bought a bunch of issues in an attempt to find some.
With issue #49 I bought 10 issues and was pleased to find this sketch card by Gabe Eltaeb:
The current run of X-O Manowar is ending with issue 50. To commemorate it’s amazing run Valiant Entertainment is randomly inserting one of 50 “micro-prints” of the main character rendered by 50 different artists into the last 4 issues. The kicker is that they are also randomly inserting original art sketches, which totally got me on board. I felt that I was showing unparalleled maturity and restraint by only ordering 10 copies.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with Valiant Comics, they were originally around in the 90’s. A time in history where everyone collected comics, and gimmicks to sell books ruled. As a young adult during this time I really couldn’t get enough. I was a big fan of Valiant then, so when the company came back a few years ago I was totally on board for the relaunch. So far it’s been (mostly) awesome, and I absolutely love these books. Continue reading