A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #5

Writer: Rafer Roberts Artist: Mike Norton Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 20, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10 User Reviews: 5
8.7Critic Rating
9.0User Rating


This ain't no ordinary team-up... It's Archer & Faith's first date! A&A's whirlwind ongoing series is hitting the town with the one and only FAITH! With Armstrong on the road, Archer is taking some much-needed personal time...and bringing his long-distance romance with Los Angeles's number-one superhero off of FaceTime and into the real world! As these friends take their relationship to the next level, will romance conquer all? Or will they still find the time to brawl with some loan sharks? When a teenaged martial arts expert and high-flying psiot get together, anything goes!

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Jul 20, 2016

    A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5is a welcome and enjoyable addition to the Archer & Armstrong mythos, and exactly the type of story that readers have patiently waited for since Archer & Armstrong #25. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    The Fandom Post - Josh Begley Jul 20, 2016

    The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong issue five provides a nice respite from the breakneck pace of the first four issues. Archer and Faith's date is fun and charming, and the two are very sweet together. We should get back to the standard quota of punching and hijinks next issue, but this was a nice breather. Dr. Josh gives this an". Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Jul 22, 2016

    I forget the attribution, but recently I heard the perfect comic book story should include equal parts suspense, action, adventure, romance, and comedy. I'm pretty sure Roberts was not the individual at the heart of that attribution, but he sure hits all of those points. With an all aces crew of Norton, Passalaqua, and Sharpe joining him, A & A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5 is a comic that is not to be missed. This is the type of relatable escapism so many of us read comics to enjoy. I just hope we get a little bit more from this creative team. This is a comic worth loving. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    IGN - Levi Hunt Jul 21, 2016

    A&A #5 is probably the sweetest, cutest book you'll read this week regardless of whether or not you've ever even read a Valiant comic before. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Jul 21, 2016

    Pick this up before you leave your local comic shop next time you're in. you'll not regret it. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bounding Into Comics - Elliott Cole Jul 19, 2016

    A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #5 is one of the strongest issues yet in a refreshing and much welcome series for the Valiant line-up. Archer and Faith work great together as does the team of Rafer Roberts and Mike Norton. Fans of Valiant comics or lighter hearted superhero stories will find plenty to dig into here. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBuzz - Tony Thornley Aug 15, 2016

    Roberts still continues to sell me on his continuation of the adventures of Archer and Armstrong. Valiant is just knocking it out of the park lately. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Jul 21, 2016

    To close this one out, I enjoyed the issue it was a fun stand alone story, and I am looking forward to the next issue, the start of the new story arc, which if it goes anything like the first meeting we have of Armstrong's wife in the original series, might be a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi Jul 28, 2016

    Archer and Armstrong are onto their next adventure, of which I have no idea what to expect—but I know it’s going to be worth reading. As for this issue, it was great to explore Archer more and see how he acts away from Armstrong. For fans of both A&A and Faith, this is the perfect issue for you! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Jul 24, 2016

    Though it is only their first proper date A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #5 makes me curious to see what the next one will look like and just how painfully cute this pair can get. Read Full Review

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