Review: A&A: The Adventures of Archer And Armstrong #9
At long last, Valiant’s gallant adventurers have finally located Armstrong’s long-missing wife…in that dreaded land that dare not speak its name: Florida! But after centuries of thinking that his near-immortal bride, Andromeda, was just a booze-induced hallucination, how will Armstrong make up for years of lies, losses, and infidelities? And, as if that wasn’t enough, a nefarious new force is about to release an army of bathsalt-using “Florida Men” to finish off Archer & Armstrong once and for all!
There’s a bit more of a retrospective slant to this story as Fred Van Lente delves a little into who Armstrong’s wife actually is, and why she’s still alive thousands of years after he left – and forgot about – her. Oh the life of an immortal.
As far as this issue of A&A goes, in comparison to previous issues, it falls a little short.
Mike Norton‘s art is, as ever fantastic, but it’s the slower pace to the comic that works against it. Now that’s not to say the issue is a bad one, it’s just not one I enjoyed as much as the previous eight issues – although with how much I expect from the series at this point, anything that doesn’t meet those probably unfair expectations will obviously be a slight disappointment.
Not the best comic in the series, but it’s still one I enjoyed more than most of the other comics I read this week. Take that however you want.
Story: Fred Van Lente Art: Mike Norton
Story: 6.75 Art: 8.5 Overall: 7.5 Recommendation: Read
Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review