Hola friends and readers from around the readership realms, its time for another comic book solicitations post and this one will focus on the Valiant Comics stuff. There’s only a couple of first issues coming this month but that is alright since it lets you focus your hard earned cash on. Take a look at the art and premise procured from the Valiant Entertainment pages and then I will return.
A&A: The Adventures Of Archer and Armstrong #1: GET SMASHED…OR BE SMASHED! Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are going “IN THE BAG” for AN ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts and comic book superstar David Lafuente!
Meet Armstrong: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.
Meet Archer: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman that was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, the two have become great friends and even better partners.
Now: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)
Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?
Writer: Rafer Roberts; Penciler: David Lafuente; Cover Artist: David Lafuente, Kano, Trevor Hairsine, Clayton Henry, Rafer Roberts, Phil Jimenez
Bloodshot Annual #1: Valiant’s indestructible commando gears up for Valiant’s first-ever annual with a 64-page bloodbath touring Bloodshot’s past, present, and future!
First: Terror doesn’t wait for Friday at Camp Silver Lake in an extra-sized tale of summertime mayhem from New York Times best-selling writer Jeff Lemire and Valiant superstar Kano! A masked menace has stalked this camp for years, but what happens when one unstoppable killing machine comes up against another? Bloodshot is about to bring his bloody brand of justice to the quiet shores of Silver Lake to take on America’s most notorious slasher!
Then: Jeff Lemire presents a very special Bloodsquirt solo adventure, plus all-new stories from Ray Fawkes (Batman Eternal), Michel Fiffe (Copra), Benjamin Marra (Strange Tales), Paul Maybury (Sovereign), and more!
Writer: Jeff Lemire, Ray Fawkes, Michel Fiffe & Benjamin Marra, Paul Maybury; Penciler: Kano, Ray Fawkes, Benjamin Marra, Paul Maybury; Cover Artist: Kano, Ryan Bodenheim, Robert Wilson IV, Keron Grant
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I always enjoyed “Archer and Armstrong”, it was such a different title way back when I was a regular monthly reader of the Valiant Comics titles. I’m planning on perusing these new couple of titles and seeing if they catch me straight away because with the amount of shows coming up for that side of my media life, I will need every penny. I might end up grabbing these as trade paperback collections when they come to that format. So what do you think? Are you following the Valiant Comics side of things? Let me know in the comments as always.
Official Website: http://www.valiantentertainment.com