Comic book Archer and Armstrong is one of Valiant's revamp of the classic series. Writer Fred Van Lente, artist Clayton Henry, colorist, Matt Millio with the assistance of Dave Lanphearon on Lettering and artist Mico Suayan on Cover, have taken this comic book story and added a fresh visually graphic look and punchy one liners.
The story takes place in the time of ancient Mesopotamia where Ivar, a zealot ruler, wants to use a device called the "Boon" to revive their King Gilad from death. Abram, brother of the King and Ivar, is fearful that the device would not only destroy them but could destroy everything in it's path. As Abram attempts to make way to Ivar, standing outside and announcing his new form of cleansing for all to witness, Abrams leaps out with sword in hand to kill Ivar but is too late. The Boon is activated into a shimmering blue light and encompasses all of Earth, extinguishing everything in it’s path.
10,000 years later in modern day America, the story opens up in a amusement park, a young man by the name of Obadiah Archer prepares to go out into the world on a mission of purity and battle against the son of Perdition, a dominion bent on destroying all of Earth’s inhabitants. His parents bestow to him an ancient relic of mystic powers called the Fulcrum and hunt down his enemy. He travels to New York City where he meets a tall build man who goes by the name of Armstrong. Armstrong a lonely and lovable guy with a flair for poetry and vast knowledge of human history meets Archer in a bar fight. After a brief altercation, both are subdued and taken to a secret detention chamber in Washington, DC. Archer discovers the people who were responsible sending him on his journey are members of the SECTS. The SECTS are a secret organization in conjunction with The One Percent, an organization of Devil worshippers, offer Archer’s life for a ceremonial sacrifice offering to appease to the Underworld Gods. Both Archer and Armstrong begin to join forces to protect the "Boon" from falling in the wrong hands and escape from their imprisonment to search the device and save all of mankind.
The story of Archer and Armstrong is one of many Valiant comic books currently out now along with storylines of BloodShot, Black Water: Ninjak, X-O Manowar and Harbinger These graphic stories are available at your local comic book store or you can go online at www.valiantuniverse.com
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