Get A First Look At Derek Theler As X-O Manowar In ‘Ninjak’ Web Series

The upcoming Ninjak VS The Valiant Universe web series features a number of icons from that brand, including X-O Manowar. Now, we’ve got our first look at what X-O Manowar looks like in live-action.

Valiant Entertainment CEO Dinesh Shamdasani revealed a first look at the character, portrayed by Derek Theler online via his Twitter feed:

Aside from the lack of a helmet – which may or may not be missing from this image for promotional purposes – this X-O Manowar costume is a very faithful design to the source material. Should Valiant be as committed to being true to the characters as they are to their designs, fans could be in for a real treat with this miniseries.

The series stars Michael Rowe as Ninjak, Jason David Frank as Bloodshot, John Morrison as the Eternal Warrior, Chantelle Barry as Roku, Kevin Porter as Armstrong, Ciera Foster as Livewire and Derek Theler as X-O Manowar. Here’s the official synopsis:

Colin King is Ninjak, MI-6’s deadliest intelligence operative, and weapons expert. When the ruthless assassin Roku exploits his greatest weakness, Ninjak will be forced to betray his closest allies. Now, on the run, he must face off against the most powerful heroes known to man for a high-octane, take-no-prisoners trial by fire more perilous and more unpredictable than any he’s faced before. In 2017, the world’s most dangerous super-spy goes to war with the Valiant Universe.

Source: Twitter

Independent Comics Perfect For TV

I really don’t understand why so many great, independent comics are being ignored by Hollywood executives.

Marvel and DC dominated television in 2016 with the Arrowverse bringing the Legends of Tomorrow into the mix and Netflix adding both Jessica Jones and Luke Cage to their expanding list of original titles.  Comic book films also did well in the box office last year, even if the critics weren’t always too happy, so it seems  from an investment perspective comic book properties are still a good bet.  Independent comics are full of characters and concepts that have the potential to become the next big thing.   Fortunately, with Valiant’s recent announcement of an online Ninjak series and FX finally naming a show runner for their Y:The Last Man adaptation, it seems comic fans have a lot to look forward to in the years ahead.

Here’s a list of 10 more comics ripe for the silver screen. Click Next to start!