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Posted September 29, 2014
Archer and Armstrong remains one of my favorite Valiant books thus far. In volume three, we get some information about the back story of Armstrong (from A&A 0) which answers some questions (such as about the boon) but leaves even more (like, who made the boon, and how did it work). In addition, we get a glimpse into some of the future of the Valiant Universe (not quite to the degree of Rai 0 from VH1) and learn some secrets to come (Archer and Faith?). The story line was a little convoluted at times, and seemed to be a little needlessly complex, but ending it with Archer using the Time Arcs (and bring Ivar into the fold) was a great wrap up to the story arc.
The art continues to impress. The story telling is clearly taking the lead, and Fred Van Lente seems to have a clear idea of what he wants to do with these characters. The humor in the book is still present, and doesn’t seem to be getting old at all. I am a little worried that the complexity may start to distract a little bit, but it hasn’t thus far. Five out of five stars, along with a strong “READ THIS BOOK”!
Posted January 27, 2014
Valiant's Archer and Armstrong is still as good as ever, as has come to be expected from them! What's that? You've come to expect things from this comic? Well, let me tell you: You're sure as Heck not going to have predicted HALF of the zany things that happen in this book, no sir-ee!
In fact, there are only two things that you're guaranteed to have correctly come to expect from this book:
1- It features the characters Archer and Armstrong, and
2- The comic is as good as ever, due to the high-quality writing and art that's been consistent throughout the books from the start
Yes, Valiant readers are lucky enough to have been able to come to *expect* great comics from the company consistently, and this collection of Archer and Armstrong doesn't disappoint. The art is as vibrant as ever and the writing of the plot and the dialogue is top-notch, so this is a very enjoyable continuation of the A+A series.
Lighthearted and fun comic that I'd highly recommend.