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July 22, 2016

A Review: A& A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of A& A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 from Valiant Entertainment. The story is by Rafer Roberts, with pencils by Mike Norton, colors by Allen Passalaqua, and letters by Dave Sharpe.

While Armstrong takes off to gather information regarding his wife’s location, Archer decides to fly to L.A. and go on a date with Faith. Little do they know that their dinner and watching THE PRINCESS BRIDE is about to be interrupted by forces who wants to find Armstrong. Will their first date end in catastrophe, or will our heroes (and dare I say it...love) conquer all?

I’ve been waiting for this issue since it was first announced, and it was well worth the wait. Rafer Roberts once again delivers a top notch script fill with humor, action and nice moments that should bring a tear to your eye (you hopeless romantic you). I really hope that Obadiah and Faith’s relationship continue to develop, because they are great characters that you can’t help to root for. This issue is a great entry point for readers of the FAITH miniseries, but has never checked out an issue of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG. Here’s to hoping for a second date.

A& A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #5 is available for ordering at www.valiantentertainment.com.

July 21, 2016

A Review: RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP, CENTER MASS #1

The Fellowship was fortunate enough to obtain a copy of RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP, CENTER MASS #1 from Dynamite Entertainment. Garth Ennis writes, Craig Cermak draws, Vinicius Andrade colors, and Rob Steen letters.

It’s been a year since it all went down. A year since they saw their friends die. Eddie and Trudy walked away, but it really hasn’t left them. And the department still doesn’t really trust them, so they get crappy duty like waiting for a low-rent hood to come home so they can bring him in. But that’s where it gets weird, with a rich kid pulling some crazy driving with a whole lot of interesting surprises in his sweet ride.

RED TEAM was one hell of a great piece of storytelling. And now Ennis has gotten the band back together to bring us volume 2, which in issue one is already proving to be a great cop story. Like most cop stories, there’s a lot of talking going on, but it reads so smoothly you’ll hardly notice. And besides, it gives us plenty of opportunity to enjoy the fantastic face work in the book.

Eddie and Trudy really are good cops, despite their past mistakes. And the detail in the art in this book is phenomenal. You’ll want to get on board for this ride.

RED TEAM: DOUBLE TAP, CENTER MASS #1 is available now at your FLCS or at dynamite.com.

~Mike ( @MikeyGeek )