Born into battle, Aric of Dacia -- heir to the throne of the Visigoth people -- has never known peace. His entire life has been a never-ending campaign against the oppressive Roman Empire, but now a far more terrible enemy has come to subjugate him. Taken from his home and family, Aric is enslaved aboard a starship belonging to a brutal race of alien colonizers known as The Vine. If he is to have any hope of escaping and returning to Earth, he must steal The Vine's most powerful weapon - a sentient suit of indestructible armor -- and become X-O Manowar! The Vine destroyed Aric's world. Now he will give them war.