In addition to five pages of story and the issue's standard cover by Mico Suayan, the publisher has provided a look at the variant cover by comics industry legend Neal Adams. The issue will ship with two more variant covers--by Clayton Henry and David Aja--which are not included.
The issue will be on the stands August 8; look for an interview with Van Lente here at ComicBook.com soon!
[gallery link="file" order="DESC" columns="4" orderby="title"]Valiant is proud to present an advance preview of Archer & Armstrong #1, from the New York Times best-selling creative team of Fred Van Lente (Amazing Spider-Man) and Clayton Henry (Incredible Hercules)! It's history in the breaking on August 8th when the Valiant Universe's two most formidable fighters set out on a conspiracy-smashing quest for the truth!After years of meditation and training, 18-year-old Obadiah Archer has been dispatched to New York City to carry out the sacred mission of his family's sect – kill the booze-addled immortal known only as Armstrong and convene a new world order! But as this underage assassin stalks his prey, he'll soon find that both hunter and hunted are just pawns in a global conspiracy stretching back five millennia – and that Archer & Armstrong will have to work together if the future is to stand any chance of surviving the past's greatest threat!Who are the puppet masters pulling the strings of history? How is a centuries-old civilization tied to the very fate of the Valiant Universe? Can we get fries with that? Find out the answers to these questions and more when Archer & Armstrong #1 storms into stores everywhere on August 8th with four frenetic covers by superstar artists Mico Suayan, Clayton Henry, David Aja and Neal Adams!ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – ON SALE AUGUST 8th!Written by FRED VAN LENTEArt by CLAYTON HENRYCover by MICO SUAYAN (JUN121322)Pullbox Exclusive Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JUN121323)Variant Covers by DAVID AJA (JUN121324) & NEAL ADAMS (JUN121325)$3.99/Rated T+/32 pgs.