Archer & Armstrong #17

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Khari Evans Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 1
7.1Critic Rating
7.5User Rating

The SECT CIVIL WAR reaches its earth-shattering climax (and for once we mean that literally)! ARCHER versus ARMSTRONG! An incredible second identity for MARY-MARIA! Obadiah Archer gets a bold new role - and mission! The secret of the MASTER BUILDERS revealed! We were kidding, before but now we're serious: This one changes EVERYTHING, and the Valiant Universe will never be the same again!

  • 8.0
    Herotaku - Brian Benjamin Jan 15, 2014

    Overall Archer and Armstrong continues to be a great series. It continues to be a great book and while I was a bit disappointed with the "middle" of the issue. The beginning and end are very strong. So I recommend stick with this series. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Chris Wunderlich Jan 14, 2014

    Well, I'm hooked"again. Thanks Valiant, but I'm not rich, you know. I can only buy so many monthlies, and you're steadily eating into my lunch budget. You know those "for the price of a cup of coffee a day" life insurance commercials? Screw insurance and coffee"buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jan 14, 2014

    This is a game changing issue in the Archer & Armstrong title and within the Civil Sect War. Van Lente really sets the stage with a satisfying ending but with just enough of a tease with what's still yet to come. Fans of all the Valiant titles should be on this book not simply because it's a great read but because it continues to weave a thick tapestry within the different Valiant books and characters. It's one of the things that makes Valiant such a complex and interesting comic book universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - James McQueen Jan 14, 2014

    The art is bold, crisp and colourful. The characters, the tombs, the lighting (despite not having an obvious source) are all excellent. In real life they would be fighting in complete darkness in such a setting. It also follows the formulaic end of arc comic book rumble. The good thing is that its entertaining with more than a few laughs to keep you grinning along the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper Jan 15, 2014

    All in all, Sect Civil War really did change the status quo for this book quite a bit, and it's naturally leading into the crossover with Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps. With that, Pere Perez will be back, and he's been one of the singularly best artistic voices on this book so he'll be welcomed with open arms. That said, this arc, and this issue, ultimately were frustratingly one-dimensional, and have me glad to be getting past. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga Jan 15, 2014

    If you are keeping up with this title you have to pick this up because you have to know the end. If you want to jump on this title you could if you find some of the previous issues, but next month would be better. All in all this title is one of the best out there. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 17, 2014

    Valiant continues to build their universe in a way that is acceptable in modern interconnected comic storytelling and isn't alienating to new readers, something the original version of the company also did well. We flash back for a Zero Issue next month but I'm excited for the the prospect of Van Lente throwing these characters in a jar and shaking them around come March. Read Full Review

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