Review Brew: A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #12
Writer: Rafer Roberts
Artist: Mike Norton
Colors: Allen Passalaqua with
David Baron and Andrew Dalhouse
Publisher: Valiant Comics
Archer’s in quite the position, after getting stuck inside Gub Gubs body. Now his head is separated from his body, and the only ones to save him is Armstrong, Gub-Gub, and Andromeda.
The plot has been enjoyable, but still leaves you with a few questions. The writing is solid, and makes Armstrong a much deeper character. He still cares about his wife Andromeda, but after three thousand years, they’re not the same people. The mystery of Gub-Gub’s identity is still up in the air, along with what Archer saw when he entered Gub Gub’s mind. I’m curious if this is this will be answered at a later date, but time will tell. The dialogue was good, and the story had interesting character interactions. Pacing wise, you could finish this in one sitting, while still being entertained with the finale. Also, there are three epilogue stories at the end of the title, and ends with love and bar brawls.
The art by Mike Norton is amazing and captures the fun and crazy tone of the story. Characters are drawn exceptionally well, and have enough detail to them. The action is great, and Gub Gub makes use of Archer’s skills, even hitting a shoryuken on a few of the one percent’s henchmen. The panel layout is fine, and flows with the story. Allen Passalaqua is joined by David Baron, and Andrew Dalhouse for this issue. The trio makes the art look superb, and if you’re familiar with the colorists work, you can tell who did what on which page.
A&A: The Adventures of Archer & Armstrong #12 is entertaining and ends with a few questions that need to be answered. The writing, colors, and artwork well together on this final issue. I’m definitely looking forward to more Archer and Armstrong in the future. So check them out in “Divinity lll Escape from Gulag 396 #1,” coming out in March.
4 Archers out of 5