Official Press Release
Valiant Entertainment’s next hard cover edition release, Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions, will feature a new dust jacket cover by legendary artist, Michael Golden. Best known as the co-creator of the X-Men character, Rogue, and for his work on the comics Micronauts and The ‘Nam, Golden penciled, inked and colored this new piece which features Archer and Armstrong surrounded by a hit squad sent by arch nemesis, The Sect.
“In all the work that I do it’s always interesting working with other people and trying to adapt an art style to the existing look of the property as the original creator intended,” said Golden. “I enjoy the challenge, and this cover was one of those! Great characters, great assignment!”
“We’ve been anticipating the arrival of this cover and we certainly weren’t disappointed,” said Walter J. Black, Senior VP & Publisher of Valiant Entertainment. “The amount of work and detail that Michael Golden put into this piece shows his extreme level of professionalism and enthusiasm for the assignment. He’s caught the essence of both Archer and Armstrong and the feel of the book perfectly in his rendering.”
The Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions hardcover edition features digitally recolored versions of issues #0-6 of the original blockbuster series co-created by Jim Shooter and Barry Windsor-Smith that sold over 4 million comic books. As well, Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions features the brand new story, “The Formation of The Sect,” by Jim Shooter and artists Sal Velluto and Bob Almond created exclusively for this edition.
Archer & Armstrong: First Impressions is set for release on September 24 and is still available for order. Found in the July issue of Diamond Previews, out now, use Diamond order number: JUL084301 to get your copy.
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Valiant Entertainment is a character-based entertainment company that owns and manages some of the most popular comic characters ever created across all media, including feature films, television, video games, new media, publishing, and consumer products. Since their creation in 1990, Valiant characters have sold over 80 million comic books, 8 million video games, and Valiant became one of the three leading comic character-based companies globally. In addition, the “Valiant characters are often called the most important characters created since the Marvel revolution of the 1960s” (Sequart). VALIANT(TM) characters include X-O MANOWAR(R), BLOODSHOT(R), HARBINGER(TM), ETERNAL WARRIOR(TM), DOCTOR MIRAGE(TM), NINJAK(TM), SHADOWMAN(R), RAI(TM), and QUANTUM & WOODY(TM), among many others. Visit www.ValiantEntertainment.com for more information.