Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Cafu Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: February 7, 2018 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 13 User Reviews: 2
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8.2User Rating

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What secrets await inside the Vault of Spirits?
Deep beneath New York City's seediest dive bar, Armstrong - the hard-hitting, harder-partying immortal veteran of history's greatest escapades - is hosting an invitation-only affair for his most beloved friends and allies! Archer... Ivar, Timewalker... Faith... Quantum and Woody... And special guests from across the Valiant Universe... All have been offered a seat at the table for a personally guided tour of Armstrong's most valuable and tightly guarded treasure... From the Great Flood to ancient Greece to the height of the Crusades, raise a glass as Armstrong recounts the true stories of hi more

  • 8.6
    Outright Geekery - Joshua Rathbun Feb 5, 2018

    Another great story featuring the unsung heroes of the Valiant universe. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Bleeding Cool - Joshua Davison Feb 6, 2018

    Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 is an enjoyable read wherein the characters really do carry the story. Armstrong and his friends bring a lot of joy to the story. Cafu, Derrick Robertson, Diego Rodriguez, and Andrew Dalhouse collectively make the comic quite gorgeous, and there are a lot of laughs and emotionally weighty moments to be had. This one gets a recommendation. Give it a read. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    The Brazen Bull - Charlie Chipman Feb 7, 2018

    Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 is an entertaining book that's steeped in history and allure and makes for a fun and relatively lighthearted read that Valiant fans are sure to enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Feb 8, 2018

    Everything else is just the cherry on top of a wonderful sundae. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Feb 20, 2018

    Even if you don't read many comedy books from Valiant, this book is definitely worth a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Doug Zawisza Feb 11, 2018

    More seasoned readers of Valiants line of comics will definitely find much more to appreciate in this one-shot than a casual passerby who happens to pick Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits up. That said, revelations such as I do have a bottle from the actual cask of Amontillado over there! and the light-hearted approach to action and adventure certainly make this a fun read and one that would be a fine springboard for an annual, light-hearted adventure to bring together the Valiant heroes with near-limitless story potential. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Mar 5, 2018

    Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 is an enjoyable story that both new and old fans ofArcher & Armstrongwill enjoy. It is exactly what you have been looking for. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 7, 2018

    A little faux history, a little family dynamic and some cute character moments make for a nice one-shot story. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Feb 11, 2018

    The story is mostly fun, but it's all pretty slim going. It's a one-off, a good laugh with good art - but that's about it. Read Full Review

  • 7.9
    Multiversity Comics - Elias Rosner Feb 12, 2018

    A solid one-shot that gives some insight into Armstrong & his corner of the Valiant Universe. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Andrew McAvoy Feb 10, 2018

    I have to say that I find that Valiant are putting out some of the highest quality books at the minute and I hope that this wonderfully balanced little universe doesn't fall victim to the changes to personnel behind the scenes. This issue was fun as well, and it would serve as a nice little entry point for new fans. Okay so the story itself was a little bit lightweight but it was a fun tale, and I enjoyed it. Now pass the wine. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    You Don't Read Comics - PorkChop Edwards Feb 25, 2018

    A dialogue-heavy story with little action, its still an interesting read. Humor blended with seriousness, and a slight jab or two at religion gives this book an awkward feeling, but not necessarily bad. With this being the first issue, it will be amusing to see how the rest of this story pans out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    The GCRN - Dan Clark Feb 8, 2018

    Armstrong and the Vault of Spirits #1 may be a one-shot but I could see this being a type of story they return to each year. One where they can find new ways to connect to Armstrongs lengthy past to further his future development. Despite some minor quibbles, it was an enjoyable tale that wets the appetite for future Archer and Armstrong stories. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    SloboSOY Feb 8, 2018

    I really liked this issue. A very nice Archer & Armstrong story with another part of Armstrong past. And stupid villain ^^

    Cover - Nice & with a smell of the story inside 2/2
    Writing - Loved the real Noah & Armstrong as alway never taking responsibility & waking away because this is more easy. 3/3
    Arts - It's maybe not perfect, but this is strong and funny. 2/3
    Feeling - I would buy other issues of this quality. 2/2

  • 7.5
    CraigR Feb 17, 2018

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