Featuring cover art by Mico Suayan and interiors from Clayton Henry, the look of the issue is a striking departure from what we’ve seen so far with the first issues of X-O Manowar and Harbinger. Our heroes, apparently, dive right into the action in their first issue, as Archer & Armstrong #1 features fight sequences right there in the previews–which probably shouldn’t be surprising with writing from Fred Van Lente.
The issue is the final officially-solicited new #1 issue from Valiant, capping months of their “summer of Valiant” campaign, but their Free Comic Book Day issue recently featured advertising for Rai and Eternal Warrior series which have not yet been announced.
In addition to comic shops everywhere, the issue will be available through ComiXology, with whom Valiant and Marvel have both signed exclusive deals in the last couple of weeks. Back issues from previous volumes of Archer & Armstrong should be available on ComiXology now, and there is at least one Archer & Armstrong hardcover currently available collecting issues from the ’90s.
Check out the official description and preview pages below:
Valiant is proud to present Mico Suayan’s skull-smashing cover for Archer & Armstrong #1 – the Summer of Valiant’s next sensational series from the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules)!
Obadiah Archer was raised to uphold three things above all else: the values of his parents, the love of his 22 brothers and sisters, and his lifelong mission to defeat the ultimate evildoer. Now, after years of training, Archer has been dispatched to the heart of America’s debauched modern day Babylon, aka New York City, to root out and kill this infamous Great Satan. Unfortunately, dying has never been easy for Archer’s target – the hard-drinking immortal known as Armstrong! Together, this unlikely pair of heroes is about to stumble headfirst into a centuries-old conspiracy that could bring the whole of ancient history crashing down on modern civilization.
It began with X-O Manowar, Harbinger and Bloodshot – could it all end here? Find out on August 8th when two mortal enemies come together to make an epic first impression on the Valiant Universe, only in Archer & Armstrong #1!
ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – ON SALE AUGUST 8th!
Written by FRED VAN LENTE
Art by CLAYTON HENRY
Cover by MICO SUAYAN
Pullbox Exclusive Cover by CLAYTON HENRY
Variant Covers by DAVID AJA & NEAL ADAMS