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A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #5

by Jason Laframboise on July 21, 2016

A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #5

written by: Rafer Roberts

Art by: Mike Norton

Published by Valiant Comics

Punching People with Purpose! I really loved this issue. This is a stand alone story first of all which is great because this story shouldn't be decompressed over multiple issues. It was a good tight well paced story that follows Archer on his first date with Faith. Of course no comic book date goes without being crashed by villains. The Date, its the title and subject of this issue. It was like a lot of first dates, so I'm sure many readers can relate to this. This month A&A is lacking one of those A's for much of the book as Armstrong has gone off to try to find his also immortal wife. The book kind of seems like the male version of Faith. Archer and her do have a similar personailty, so it is easy to see why they would gel well as a couple.

Rafer Roberts series has been growing on me quickly. I wasn't happy with the first issue, but I've grown to like it more each issue. The dialogue is good, and the jokes are fun. That's probably the best way to describe this issue. I like that the story is bookended by Armstrong and Archer(that looks wrong) discussing Armstrong's search for his wife, which is leading into the next story.

I have to admit I really didn't like the art in the first story arc. I won't go as far as to say I hated it, but it was a huge roadblock in my enjoyment of the first four issues. Mike Norton's art is a huge improvement for me, and I was very happy to see in the first page that we had a change. Just because it's a humour centric book doesnt mean it has to look cartoony. So Points from me for the change.

To close this one out, I enjoyed the issue it was a fun stand alone story, and I am looking forward to the next issue, the start of the new story arc, which if it goes anything like the first meeting we have of Armstrong's wife in the original series, might be a lot of fun.

Our Score:

8/10

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