A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #2 Capsule Review


Title:  A&A:  The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #2

Publisher:  Valiant Entertainment

Writer:  Rafer Roberts

Artist:  David Lafuente

Inker:  Ryan Winn

Colorist:  Brian Reber

Letterer:  Dave Lanphear

Cover Artist:  Dave Lanphear and Brian Reber;  Kano;  Monica Gallagher;  Rafer Roberts;  Trevor Hairsine and Michael Spicer

Review:  ★★★★

The first issue of Rafer Roberts take on Archer and Armstrong left me wondering if he had properly captured the voice of the two.  It was a great issue, but there was just something I couldn’t put my finger on that was throwing me off.  Ultimately, perhaps it was just having to adjust for a different approach to Fred Van Lente’s most recent run.  With the second issue in, any hesitations or doubts I had in the back of my mind have been easily erased.  Rafer certainly has a different style, one though that perfectly suits Archer and Armstrong.  The two are “tortured” by Bacchus, who Armstrong finally begins to remember, by being filled with copious amounts of the random alcohol contained in the magical bag.  It allows the partners a chance to drunkenly work through their problems while allowing plenty of time for Mary-Maria to come to their rescue.  Its crazy and many little creatures die during the making of this story, which will only make you laugh harder.  Even hit character Davey the Mackerel gets to make another appearance.  And who doesn’t want to see more of Davey the Mackerel?

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