This collects the first six issues of the original Valiant series. Aric is a barbarian abducted by spider-like aliens two thousand years ago. He escapes from their ship when he gains access to a special suit of high-tech armor that's controlled by a ring. When the alien ship explodes he lands on a remote part of South America. But he is tracked aliens who are in human disguise. They go to his village and kill everyone. The armor tells him to head North, so he does. On the way he meets up with Ken, a gay guy, who had worked for the aliens. At first it seems as if Ken is his friend--but ends up betraying him by the end of the book. And, as with all of the Valiant stories, characters from other books appear, like the Harbinger Foundation and Solar, Man of the Atom.
This is an action-packed book and interesting because the main character is dumb as a rock. It's like Conan if he wore the Iron Man Armor. Recommended.