Fred Van Lente writes a story about a booze-swilling immortal and his young sidekick. They get into crazy and often humorous adventures together as they try to save the world from very bad things.
I know what you’re thinking--Incredible Hercules, right?
Wrong. Archer & Armstrong.
Archer is a young man who was raised by a cult to believe that Armstrong is an unholy entity that must be assassinated. It’s not too long before Archer finds out that what he once believed was a lie, and he and Armstrong become unlikely partners in saving the world from the machinations of the cult that raised Archer. Issue #2 in particular features the beginning of the partnership, and then a trip halfway across the world, for an Indiana Jones-like adventure in Rome.
Van Lente is a perfect fit for this book. The relationship he creates between the two main characters is perfect, and reminds me so much of his work on Incredible Hercules. Clayton Henry’s art is outstanding, as he manages to handle everything from the action to the humorous exchanges with a consistent style that works so well with Van Lente’s writing.
Archer & Armstrong is fun from start to finish. Get it.
5 out of 5 Perfect Pairings