James A. Laidlaw
Leader of Project: X-O
James Laidlaw was a friend of David Wylie. After David had a stroke, Laidlaw was asked to take care of his children, which he did .
When Project: X-O started around '94 it was a military operation with no approval for field use or civilian involvement. Having Donovan Wylie in the armor caused Laidlaw to lie to his superiors to make the project continue . When Diana Hunter, an investigator from INQUEST, discovered that he had lied to his superiors she tried to blackmail him into cooperation in order to get some information on the X-O armor . For a short while Laidlaw considered shooting himself or her but ended up going directly to the president and confess .
Laidlaw continued as head of Project: X-O and was still there when the X-O Manowar series ended .
Continuity: Valiant VH-2
Publisher(s): Acclaim Comics
X-O Manowar (vol. 2) #1 (1997)
Country of origin:
- X-O Manowar (1996 series) #9
Acclaim, June 1997
- X-O Manowar (1996 series) #11
Acclaim, August 1997
- X-O Manowar (1996 series) #20
Acclaim, May 1998
- X-O Manowar (1996 series) #21
Acclaim, June 1998