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GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!

Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.

Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

In the Bag, Part 1Edit

(Archer & Armstrong Are In the Bag, Part 1)

AppearancesEdit

Featured Characters:

Supporting Characters:

Villains:

  • Bacchus (First appearance)
  • Italian mafia (Flashback only)
    • Joey Nine-Toes (Mentioned only)
    • The Formaggios (Mentioned only)
  • Trash Golems / Garbage Monsters

Other Characters:

  • Albert (Deceased body of the first ever primate astronaut)
  • Frank Devlin (Flashback only)
  • Goblins / Goblin folk of Mr. Armstrong's Satchel / Little Green Mumble-Fudgers
  • Green Lizards
  • Louis the Scumbag (Mentioned only)
  • TV reporter (On a TV or computer screen)
  • Wombats (On a TV or computer screen)

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Items:

  • Archer's skills
    • Judo
    • Long jump
    • Straight punch
  • Armstrong's Satchel
  • Booze
    • 1890 Chateau Latour
    • 1907 Lagavulin
    • Jack Daniels
    • "Naked Lady Riding An Elephant" Boozoo
    • Thunderbird (Bum wine) (Mentioned only)
  • Guns
  • Tommy gun (Mentioned only)

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SynopsisEdit

1953 A.D. Edit

In "La Facciata Mafiosa", Frank Devlin and Armstrong search for a locket. As the pair leave with the locket, Armstrong stuffs created of booze into his satchel. Frank and Armstrong are confronted by Joey Nine-Toes and The Formaggios. The pair fight the mafia and escape.

On a park bench, Frank mentions how his mother would have been happy that he got the locket back. Frank and Armstrong agree to leave the city.

2015 A.D. Edit

Armstrong apologises to Frank's Obituary. He reaches into the bag and realises that he can't find what he is looking for.

Archer comes up the stairs and checks in on Armstrong. Archer finds Green Lizards in the room and the satchel open, with a rope exiting it. Archer realises that Armstrong has entered the satchel. Archer squishes a monster exiting the satchel and turns the television on for the lizards.

Davey the Mackerel is questioned by Archer as he escapes the bag. He informs Archer that he is running away from an ancient evil. Archer sends the lizards, and Davey, back into the bag.

Archer asks for Mary-Marias help in protecting the bag while he goes in to find Armstrong. She eventually agrees to help him. Archer enters the satchel.

A Golbin approaches Bacchus, informing him that Armstrong is in the bag. Bacchus is happy that his plan has worked and vows his revenge.

Archer asks Satchel-Goblins for the location of Armstrong, grabbing the finger of a grandmother goblin in the process. Archer finds Armstrong in the secret booze section of the satchel. The pair fight Garbage Monsters. Bacchus enters the room, ordering the monsters to subdue Archer and Armstrong.

Mary Maria order the Sisters of Perpetual Darkness to help her steal the satchel.

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