Sunday, March 1, 2015

Archer and Armstrong #8 Review Re-post

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If you need a reminder that Archer & Armstrong is one of the best comic books being published right now, just pick up this issue and read the first five pages. Witness as a daring prison rescue that goes awry thanks to some, let's say "interesting," actions from Armstrong. It's freaking hilarious and will jolt your memory as to why there is no other book quite like Archer & Armstrong on the stands.

Fred Van Lente brings his usual concoction of insanity to this issue, which sees our title characters racing to save mankind and the Earth itself. Things get crazy, of course, and there's mass suicides, evil math spirits beamed into people's brains via lasers, and a chase scene on a golf course. Archer & Armstrong is in a madness-filled league of its own, there's no doubt. You have to try to not love this book.

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Emanuela Lupacchino handles pencils this issue, with inks by Guillermo Ortego and colors courtesy of Matt Milla. Things look slick and everyone really seems to click. The art has a smooth, finished look that makes this an easy read. If there is one standout point, it's Milla's colors, which are simply stunning. Scene transitions work perfectly thanks to shifts in color and tone. Archer & Armstrong #8 is just a good comic book. Valiant knows how to do it and do it well.

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