Archer & Armstrong #20

Archer & Armstrong #20

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Pere Perez Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: April 30, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
7.7Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

ALL-NEW ARC! START READING HERE! "AMERICAN WASTELAND" begins here! His whole life, Obadiah Archer has been lied to about his true heritage - but when he and his pal Armstrong arrive in L.A. to meet his real parents, they find them in the clutches of the CHURCH OF RETROLOGY! What insidious plans does THE LIZARD KING, the head of the favored religion of the Left Coast's rich and famous, have for the Valiant Universe's premiere conspiracy busters? And what lurks in the Hollywood Hotel? (Hint: You can check in anytime you like, but you can never leave!)

  • 9.3
    Florida Geek Scene - Jesse Scheckner May 7, 2014

    Despite this obvious zaniness, the story is more than coherent. Think of it as a PG-13 rated Preacher in terms of Fred Van Lentes storytelling style. Pere Perezs artwork is sharp and attractive, and David Barons understated color work fits perfectly with the overall style of the book. My friend Xavier over at A&M Comics has been a fan of this series since its re-launch and its easy to see why; Archer & Armstrong is a riotously fun book, and this issue entitled American Wasteland Part One is a perfect jump-on point. Ill be keeping up with this one. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Herotaku - Jamal Melancon May 5, 2014

    The creative team makes a penetrating dive into a new story arc, presenting new and exciting concepts told beautifully and creatively from Valiant's master storytellers. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson May 6, 2014

    Archer & Armstrong has always been outrageous and fun but with the twist of Hollywood, fame and the mysterious behind-the-scenes look of it's biggest sci-fi religion does it takes this book to an all new crazy, fun level. It's no surprise that Van Lente has Archer's “real” parents somewhere part of a strange Hollywood system and the results are full of humor and mystery. All the things that continue to make Archer & Armstrong a entertaining read. This is a great time for new readers to jump on board and a great turning point for long time readers. The results are sure to be as great as they are outrageous and entertaining. Archer & Armstrong is the title that demonstrates Valiant's ability to make quality books more comic book fans should be reading. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Eric Biewenga May 7, 2014

    This is a great start to the next arc and it was fun. It wasn't full of action, but definitely a new adventure that's outside the last couple arcs but still ties in elements. I still ask if you aren't reading this comic why? It's an awesome adventure with great art to compliment it. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Book Resources - Doug Zawisza May 8, 2014

    When a member of the church of Retrology asks Armstrong for six hundred thousand dollars, he retorts with, "And they say you're not a real religion." That weighs in as the funniest line in "Archer and Armstrong" #20. Armstrong keeps the story light, while Archer is on a quest, giving "American Wasteland" a strong purpose. Now that the duo have infiltrated the Fameotorium, I'm curious to see where they go, what comes next and who the next deceased celeb will be. Read Full Review

  • 5.4
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing May 6, 2014

    End of the day, I'm giving "Archer & Armstrong #20" a slight pass because of the potential this story arc may ultimately have. As single issues go, though, the series has done a lot better. This isn't the end. At least not yet. Read Full Review

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