The Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions hardcover edition collects the acclaimed Archer & Armstrong origin story (Archer & Armstrong #0-6) by legendary creators Jim Shooter and Barry Windsor-Smith for the first time, digitally recolored and wrapped in a brand new dust jacket cover by legendary artist, Michael Golden. Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions also features an all-new story written exclusively for this edition. “The Formation of the Sect”, by original series creator Jim Shooter and artists Sal Velluto (X-O Manowar) and Bob Almond (Bloodshot), tells the long-awaited story of how and why Armstrong has been pursued by this secret organization all these years. Additional material includes Jim Shooter’s full script for the all-new story including an alternate ending, and an exclusive in-depth interview with Jim Shooter on Archer & Armstrong.
Archer & Armstrong is a superhero buddy comedy without the tights. Archer is the world s greatest hand-to-hand fighter, an expert marksman, and a seeker of truth and righteousness. Since being murdered by his parents, he has returned from the dead convinced that God has empowered him to right the wrongs of the world. Armstrong is a ten-thousand year old libertine as strong as a battalion who abandoned naive idealism thousands of years ago. He spends his days wandering the world drinking, fighting. And telling stories of his unbelievable adventures throughout history. On the run from an ancient cult and its bumbling agents that have been hunting Armstrong for two thousand years, the unlikely pair team up to face down the threat that could destroy the world!
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