Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1

Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1

Writer: Ray Fawkes Artist: Joe Eisma Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: November 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8
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Remember Occupy Wall Street? We don't, but we know you lost and the villainous One Percent won! Now, in the wake of their greatest victory a new vicious brand of One Percent rises to the top of the class, and this time there will be no one to BAIL OUT their enemies. Don't miss this wealth of elitist entertainment introducing a brand new villain into the Archer and Armstrong universe! (That will be $3.99, please.)

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Nov 15, 2014

    Overall, Archer & Armstrong is one of the most consistent comics on the market, delivering action and humor wrapped up in a nice package of commentary. This one-shot adds to the zaniness and gives us what will turn out to be fun villains for down the road. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Jess Camacho Nov 16, 2014

    Ultimately, we see how rebellion has been co-opted by the ruling elites and how the old guard is replaced by a new generation that's just as corrupt as their predecessors. It's a gleefully nihilistic and cynical story that forms an interesting post-script to this most recent run of Archer & Armstrong and sets up a compelling villain for our heroes to face in the future. In the meantime, Austin and his cohort are going to watch the world burn. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Crusaders - Martin Ferretti Nov 12, 2014

    Archer and Armstrong: The One Percent #1 should excite current fans of the series and really sets up some very interesting story possibilities for the future of these characters, and I can't wait to see how this affects the rest of the Valiant universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Nov 13, 2014

    I wasn't the biggest fan of the short story from the 25th, but I really dug this full issue. It should be interesting to see what happens, but more so how it will affect our duo of Archer and Armstrong. If anything you'll enjoy the quick wit and sharp dialogue. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Buccaneer Book Reviews - Cap'n Aldous B. Adder Nov 18, 2014

    If you haven't been reading it, you might want to give this a try. Seriously. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Aaron Long Nov 12, 2014

    Archer & Armstrong fans will find a ton of things to love in Archer & Armstrong: The One Percent #1. This comic sets up an interesting organization to muck things up in the Valiant U going forward, and Fawkes & Eisma did a solid job capturing the spoiled-brat nature of these characters…and then added in a homicidal streak for fun. I'd recommend any Valiant fans give this one a read, you will be entertained. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Big Comic Page - Martin Doyle Nov 18, 2014

    I'd never read any Archer and Armstrong going into this, but now I'd kinda like to see these guys get their comeuppance. There's a new breed of One Percenters on the block, and they are a thoroughly nasty bunch of folks. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comics Bulletin - Luke Anderson Nov 17, 2014

    Well, therein lies the first problem: Archer and Armstrong dont feature in this one shot, with the focus instead being a coup dtat within the secretive 1% Sect, one of the many clandestine cult-like orders that secretly run the world. Readers of Archer and Armstrong(and maybe Harbinger) will know what Im talking about, but there is seemingly little here to recommend to new readers. Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal, Justice League Dark) tells an adequate tale, met with clear and bold artwork from Joe Eisma (Morning Glories) and Ulises Arreola (Green Arrow, Batgirl); but there just isnt the usual wild spark of creativity Valiant has been bringing to basically every title. Events in this one-shot foreshadow a new threat for Archer and Armstrong, perhaps even the Valiant universe itself, but from this beginning it is hard to get to excited about it right now. Read Full Review

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