Archer & Armstrong #3

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: October 10, 2012 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
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Those email forwards Grandma sends you? Every lurid cover of every supermarket tabloid? That website rambling on about truthers, birthers and black ops alien greys working for the U.N.? ALL TRUE. The Sect has dragged a curtain of confusion across the inner workings of the world, but fear not, the conspiracy-busters Archer & Armstrong are here to deliver Truth in the form of ass-kicking! But our heroes’ newfound friendship will face its greatest test as they battle The Sisters of Perpetual Darkness. Obadiah Archer thought he had been betrayed by his family before, but nothing can prepare him for this!

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Andy Frisk Oct 9, 2012

    All of Valiant Entertainment's books have been an incredible joy to read for this long suffering Valiant fan, but Archer & Armstrong just might be strongest of the lot (no pun intended!). Read Full Review

  • 9.0 - Jason Bowles Oct 8, 2012

    This is a thoroughly entertaining, beautifully drawn book. It's not the usual, but it absolutely delivers everything you'd want out of a comic. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Cody Mudge Oct 9, 2012

    I highly recommend this seriesit has an incredible creative team that has knockedthis issue out of the park. Van Lente has a strong grasp on the characters and is pacingan incredible first arc. The visual team is pumping out solid issue, after solid issue. Asa team I think they are getting better with each issue. This is a series that everyoneshould be reading, if your shop doesnt normally order Valiant (what the hell is wrongwith them?), ask your owner to request it for you. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Oct 15, 2012

    This is fun. The use of "nunja" is itself worth the price of admission, but the thickening plot is well-handled, the art is awesome, and it's clear why our protagonists have teamed up: They need each other to balance out. Character-wise, I find this incarnation of the heroes to be superior to the original (where Archer was kind of annoying, to be honest) and Archer's use of fake curse words to express his frustration is a scream. Archer & Armstrong #3 keeps the streak intact, delivering an entertaining reading experience that's multi-layered and fun, earning 4.5 out of 5 stars overall. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Oct 17, 2012

    There's part Indiana Jones here, part comedy, it's a great mix all together. How the villians, the 1%, haven't cause more of an uproar is beyond me. Easily the best of Valiant and one of the most entertaining comics on the market. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Walt Kneeland Oct 12, 2012

    I'm looking forward to the next issue to see what new trouble the Sect manages to cause (or not) as well as seeing how Archer and Armstrong deal with the situation...and generally, this issue just leaves me having enjoyed the story so far and wanting to keep on reading. This is a prime example of what I "expect" of all comics I read, and this definitely succeeds. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Mat 'Inferiorego' Elfring Oct 10, 2012

    ARCHER and ARMSTRONG continues to be one of my favorite on-going series currently on the shelves. The creative team on this book is fantastic, and they deliver an amazing series and issue here. As the story progresses here, we learn a bit more about the world Archer originally came from, and we get some fantastic fight sequences. The art is strong, the writing is strong, and this book is a ton of fun. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Oct 15, 2012

    Still, "Archer and Armstrong" #3 is a compelling comic, with lots of action and rich backstory, and Van Lente's plot twists are refreshingly unpredictable. The final page's cliffhanger prominently displays some familiar and sinister iconography and readers will definitely want to know what happens next. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Oct 17, 2012

    Entertaining, but extremely rushed and inflicted with slightly sloppy art. It also leaves you in confusion as to the direction and overarching plan for this series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geekality - Joe Sarnicola Oct 16, 2012

    The humor really works in this issue, such as when a sinister group of killer nuns attack Archer and Armstrong, Armstrong calls them Nunjas. I have always liked a good combination of humor, action, characterization and story. Archer and Armstrong has all of these, and this issue ends on a cliff-hanger with nothing less than the fate of the world at stake. Read Full Review

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