Archer & Armstrong, one of comics’ great odd couples, first appeared 24 years ago. They debuted in grand 90s fashion: a zero issue which lead directly into the Unity crossover event. (In this respect they managed better than Aram’s brother Gilad whose solo series began with an event tie-in). The characters were created by Jim Shooter and Bob Layton, who shared story credits on #0 and Barry Windsor-Smith who handled the pencils. With #3 Windsor-Smith would assume writing duties along with art. Under his tenure he would refine the book into the greatest achievement of 90s era Valiant.
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Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #18 – the FIRST ISSUE ofMISSION: IMPROBABLE, a four-part smash-up colliding Valiant’s conspiracy-smashing thrill-seekers against the twin threats of Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps! From New York Times best-selling writerFred Van Lente (Marvel Zombies) and red-hot artist Pere Perez (Harbinger Wars), start reading here on March 5th when two teams of daredevil powerhouses begin an improbable mission with impossible odds!
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Archer & Armstrong #0 by Fred Van Lente & Pere Perez
Last year, Valiant initiated a program of stand-alone origin tales for Master Darque (Shadowman), Toyo Harada (Harbinger), Bloodshot, and Armstrong (Archer & Armstrong). Unlike some zero issues of the past, these did not come off as craven cash-ins. The issues did not interrupt storylines, but appeared between arcs. Also, despite being flashback tales, they contained information which was relevant to the broader story moving forward. Most importantly, the quality of the tales was consistently strong. I even included Bloodshot on my list of best single issues of the 2013 (Archer & Armstrong received an honorable mention).
Another pull list playlist guys now with 200% more R&B, 100% more shoegaze and 100% shoegaze death metal. I’ve got some curve balls here but bear with me. Comics are Thor, Miracleman, Alex and Ada, Coffin Hill, Red Rover Charlie, Coffin Hill, Daredevil and Archer and Armstrong. Cosmo also comes back because he has better taste in music then I do.
THERE IS ONLY ONE WAY TO DESCRIBE THIS WEEKS MOMENTS, THEY ARE AS…
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Each week, the NBC Staff will share various comics we think are worthy to be your pull list. These issues will be picked based upon just how excited we are for them to come out. We dig them, and you might too.
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You gotta feel it in your Soule…Ukerupp thinks you should try:
Charles Soule and Tony S. Daniel
This guy Charles Soule is one to keep your eye on. I’m calling it now, he will go down in the books as one of the best writers of this generation. I don’t read Superman, and I only read Wonder Woman in trades so I am not caught up, but I will be picking this up.