Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Straight Forward Reviews: Archer and Armstrong 12

So this is the 12th issue of Archer and Armstrong. It's already been about a year since this relaunch debuted. For the past year this has been the highest reviewed comic on Straight Forward reviews. How does the 12th issue do the series justice or are chinks and cracks starting to appear? Let's find out.

Review by Jeremias de Leon


Archer and Armstrong are in different parts of the faraway and are trying to think of what to do next. While this is happening Redacted is planning an all out assault on the Roanoke people living in the Faraway.

What happens next is eye opening, funny and just flat out awesome. Archer's future seems to be a really important one though there are parts about it he feels he would never say or do. Armstrong and Mary Maria have some good dialog and interactions with each other that lead to some personality changing.

Then there is of course just a lot of action because of Redacted's assault. During this you get to see some nice references. There's also more revelations and even more revelations. All well written and all nicely paced.

shout outs if you know the movie this references
The writing certainly stays fresh and more importantly funny, so no complaints here.


The line art is clean, and the colors are vibrant. What stands out to me are the shadows, the effects, and
the way things like flying saucers and the sci-fi elements are drawn. The style works really well because the sci-fi parts look out of place with the rest of the faraway which seem like a natural wonderland.

Action shots look great too, especially Armstrong in action. His power looks to be conveyed really well in this issue.


The usual very well written dialog and action has this issue looking great already. If this issue stopped at page 17 I would have given this a 9 or a 9.5. But then it goes on for a little longer and puts a real big smile on my face with more being revealed and more action and that just bumped it up to yet another 10 out of 10.

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