Valiant will offer a special exclusive variant cover for X-O Manowar #1 for consumers that reserve the title in advance with their comic store.  The edition with the special cover, by Cary Nord, is offered as an alternative to the standard cover by Esad Ribic. X-O Manowar #1, the first book released by Valiant in its new incarnation (see “Valiant Announces First Book”), will street May 2nd.  Valiant is distributing forms to be used by consumers in advance ordering the special and regular editions (and subscriptions) for the title.