Archer & Armstrong are a duo of adventurers in the Valiant Universe. "Archer" is Obadiah Archer, a young martial arts prodigy who escaped evil religious parents. "Armstrong" is an immortal named Aram Anni-Padda, one of three immortal brothers including Eternal Warrior and the Timewalker. Archer tends to be uptight and naive due to his upbringing, while Armstrong is a loud-mouthed hedonist known for his heavy drinking and carousing. Their greatest enemy is The Sect, a secret religious conspiracy that has been pursuing Armstrong for countless generations.
Archer & Armstrong was created for Valiant Comics by Jim Shooter, Bob Layton, and Barry Windsor-Smith in 1992. The original series Archer & Armstrong (Volume 1) debuted shortly before the Unity crossover, and lasted 27 issues until its conclusion in 1994. Valiant was later bought by Acclaim Comics, who rebooted the Valiant Universe in 1997. Archer & Armstrong were reintroduced in a series titled Eternal Warriors. This series established that the original Archer had died, and Armstrong partnered with a new "Archer" named LeMont Quirrel. Acclaim would eventually go out of business in 2004, leaving the rights to Archer & Armstrong up for sale. The property was purchased by Valiant Entertainment, who rebooted the series along with the rest of the Valiant Universe in 2012. This new series, Archer & Armstrong (Volume 2), was developed by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Clayton Henry. The series would conclude after 26 issues in 2014. Following this, Van Lente teamed up with writer James Asmus of Quantum and Woody to publish a crossover mini-series titled The Delinquents. Archer & Armstrong would get their own series again in 2016 when writer Rafer Roberts and artist David Lafuente developed A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong.
Valiant Comics Era (1991-1996)Edit
Acclaim Comics Era (1996-2004)Edit
- Archer & Armstrong (Acclaim Comics)
Valiant Entertainment Era (2012-Present)Edit
- Archer & Armstrong (Valiant Entertainment)
- Archer & Armstrong (Volume 1) #0-26 (June, 1992 - October, 1994)
- Eternal Warriors: Archer & Armstrong (December, 1997)
- Archer & Armstrong (Volume 2) #1-25, 0 (August, 2012 - October, 2014)
- A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #1-12 (March, 2016 - February, 2017)
- Archer & Armstrong (Volume 2)
- Archer & Armstrong, Vol. 1: The Michelangelo Code (#1-4)
- Archer & Armstrong, Vol. 2: Wrath of the Eternal Warrior (#5-9)
- Archer & Armstrong, Vol. 3: Far Faraway (#10-13, 0)
- Archer & Armstrong, Vol. 4: Sect Civil War (#14-17)
- Archer & Armstrong, Vol. 5: Mission: Improbable (#18-19, Archer #0, Bloodshot and H.A.R.D. Corps #20-21)
- Archer & Armstrong, Vol. 6: American Wasteland (#20-23)
- Archer & Armstrong, Vol. 7: The One Percent and Other Tales (#24-25, The One Percent #1)
- Archer & Armstrong: Deluxe Edition, Volume 1 (#1-13, 0)
- Archer & Armstrong: Deluxe Edition, Volume 2 (#14-25)
This property has no non-comics media listed.
ReferencesEditThis section is for footnotes and citations.
- ↑ Archer & Armstrong #0
- ↑ Archer & Armstrong #26
- ↑ Eternal Warriors: Time and Treachery
- ↑ Eternal Warriors: Archer & Armstrong
- ↑ Archer & Armstrong (Volume 2) #1
- ↑ Archer & Armstrong (Volume 2) #25
- ↑ The Delinquents #1
- ↑ A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #1
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