Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1

Writer: Fred Van Lente Artist: Clayton Henry Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: April 12, 2017 Cover Price: $4.99 Critic Reviews: 18 User Reviews: 2
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Archer and Armstrong! The Eternal Warrior! Ivar, Timewalker! (And a very brief appearance by Faith!)
In the great Armstrong tradition of telling history as it really happened, join the immortal Anni-Padda brothers for a journey to King Arthur's court, where the true history of the monstrous GREEN KNIGHT is revealed!
It's winter at King Arthur's court in Camelot, when the monstrous GREEN KNIGHT appears at the Round Table wearing no armor and bearing a gigantic axe. Eager for a challenge suitable for the weaker knights, he insists that they participate in a friendly "winter's game". Anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on the co more

  • 10
    All-Comic - Jesse Izdepski Apr 10, 2017

    Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 is an enjoyable tale rendered by one of the best art teams in the industry. It is a Valiant take on a familiar story that is perfect for both new and old readers to equally enjoy. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Chuck's Comic Of The Day - Chuck Apr 17, 2017

    All in all, a lot of fun whether you've read the original or not. It's a great "standalone" story that should serve as a great template for future adventures. Read Full Review

  • 9.2
    Graphic Policy - Alex K Cossa Apr 14, 2017

    Is this essential reading to understand any of the characters involved? No, but that really isn't why you should be reading this; The Immortal Brother: The Tale Of The Green Knight marks the first time in quite some time that we've seen the Anni-Padda brothers in the same comic together, and it's a brilliant piece of escapism that will take you to a different place – if only for a short time. Read Full Review

  • 9.1
    SciFiPulse - Oral Frier Apr 18, 2017

    This book looks like every cover for any Dungeons & Dragons rulebook or player's guide. Which means Nord and Henry did their jobs spectacularly. Immortal Brothers attempt at emulating the sword and sorcery genre is a smashing success. The style is not easy to create and maintain throughout an entire issue, but the art team does so elegantly. The Green Knight looks utterly eldritch, and the final few pages with the Lady of the Lake are gorgeous and memorable. Bonus: meeting "Merlin" for the first time is side-splitting funny. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture HQ - Jason Bennett Apr 9, 2017

    One of most notable features ofIMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT, one in which I truly admired, was seeing these famous Valiant characters portrayed as they are in this issue. Honorable, noble, daring, and steadfast, the immortal Anni-Padda brothers have never looked more valiant (see what I did there?). Come this New Comic Book Day, Valiant's only new release is a great choice to pick up. You'll receive a very gratifying read with exceptional value from cover to cover. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Shoot The Breeze Comics - James Portis Apr 11, 2017

    Like I said this is a one shot. Meaning until Valiant says otherwise, there wont be anymore. So, for a one issue book, its very good. It rewrites a little history for the sake of the valiant universe and I can honestly say if youve been hesitant to get into Valiant, this might convince you to consider titles like Archer and Armstrong, Ivar Timewalker, and Eternal Warrior. So definitely check this out. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    AiPT! - Cam Petti Apr 12, 2017

    In honor of Valiant's (sorta) 25th anniversary, Armstrong, The Eternal Warrior, and Timwalker invade another classic tale, and it's fun for readers new and old alike! Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Comicsverse - Zach Apr 15, 2017

    IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT is a fun Valiant side story and intriguing repackaging of the classic Arthurian tale. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Apr 13, 2017

    The Princess Bride by way of a table-top game master, this standalone is a hoot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 12, 2017

    At some point, the Archer and Armstrong side of the Valiant U. became more meta and internet jokes, which is a damn shame since these characters are full of stories to be told. This issue is a solid issue, the story is well-plotted, the dialogue is sharp and fits the characters that Fred Van Lente helped relaunch, but the biggest knock against it is that it couldn't resist calling out what it was doing. Ven Lente didn't need to do that, and it would have been fine without it. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Spartantown - Enrique Rea Apr 12, 2017

    'Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight' is a pleasant, lighthearted adventure that is thoroughly gratifying. It takes a talented team like this - Fred Van Lente, Cary Nord, Clayton Henry, Mark Morales and Brian Reber - to give this Valiant one-shot the perfect look and tone it deserves and is worthy of recommending to everyone you know. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Justin Partridge Apr 11, 2017

    Though not totally as ground-breaking as advertised, Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 still stands as worthy anniversary celebration for Archer & Armstrong and solid entry point into the fun and craziness of the Valiant ongoings. Fred Van Lente and Cary Nord return to the company's hard-traveling heroes like prodigal sons along with a fantastic production crew in the form of Clayton Henry, Mark Morales, and Brian Reber. With plenty of charm and tabletop-inspired fun, Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 is a solid enough start to whatever Valiant has up its sleeve in the months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Jay Loving Apr 11, 2017

    Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight is a delightful, light-hearted and thoroughly satisfying read. Unless you are one who demands rigidly serious comics, you should find it well worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - Jason Laframboise Apr 14, 2017

    Overall a great one-shot issue that hit all the right character beats for me. There was no silly out of character stuff with this one. It was a tight well told story by someone who knows these people. Just a solid book that told a complete story with one issue which is a nice change of pace. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Hulking Reviewer - Kareem Ali Apr 11, 2017

    Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 is an amusing tale that utilizes its characters well. The mystery of the Green Knight is intriguing because it's tied to him being a possible immortal. And the banter from start to finish is on point. The buildup is great and the reveal is wonderful, however, the conclusion felt sudden. But Archer's story did serve its purpose. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Multiversity Comics - Matt Lune Apr 13, 2017

    A classic adventure in every sense, threading Valiant characters into existing mythology. Great for new readers and old fans alike. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Geek-O-Rama - Rick Apr 24, 2017

    Ultimately, Immortal Brothers: The Tale of the Green Knight #1 is a decent comic and a fairly entertaining read. It wont grab you by the lapels or anything, but I think they did themselves a favor by keeping the Immortal Brothers involvement to a minimum, and mostly focusing on the classic story. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    The Brazen Bull - Dave Robbins Apr 29, 2017

    I have to say "nice try" to Van Lente. He took several of the most important scenes from Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, captured some of the intensity, but none of the significance. Read Full Review

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