I've been enjoying the new Valiant line since it launched earlier this year
. I'm currently reading X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong, Bloodshot, Harbinger, and Shadowman. I hope others out there share my enthusiasm for each of the storylines and wanted to chat about events that are currently taking place in the Valiant Universe, like the fan favorite next to X-O Manowar, Archer & Armstrong.Oh...and for readers that hate spoilers, I hope others including myself include them in here, so readers proceed with a bit of caution
Now Archer & Armstrong seems to be a fan favorite among the Valiant community
and after reading the first 5 issues, it definitely is an entertaining ride. The art is, as the rest of the books being released by Valiant, are amazing. Very detailed fight scenes and great writing. The story opens up to 3 brothers known as the Anni-Padda. Their names are Ivar, Gilad, and Aram and take control of a very powerful weapon the Boon from a land known as the Faraway, nice name right? I mean, keep it simple…haha, any ways, Gilad dies during this journey resulting in Ivar activating the Boon in hopes of bringing his fallen brother back. The explosion from the Boon decimates most of the ancient world.
Modern day Aram is now known as Armstrong, an immortal, wondering the earth. He took it upon himself to take the Boon, break it up into 6 pieces, and disperse these pieces around the world in hopes that they would never be found. The Boon Pieces
1. the Torque
2. the Wedge
3. the Axel
4. the Sphere
5. the Fulcrum
6. the Inclined Plane
Our other main character Obadiah Archer has been raised by a Sect and trained for one mission only, to hunt down and kill He Who Should Not Be Named, AKA Armstrong. However, along the way he finds that his own adopted parents have been using him, like his other brother’s and sister’s for their own ends
. The two have teamed up and even though they do not understand each other, seem to work pretty well together, especially in combat situations.
The Sect kept the one mystical man called the Geomancer, the keeper of incredible powers, as a prisoner. During the raid by Archer & Armstrong in Issue #4, the Geomancer is killed. Actually, he is killed after the raid is over, kind of funny and sad at the same time. Mainly funny because of the way Armstrong reacted after the stone slab dropped on the Geomancer
! Any ways, the Geomancer has always had a protector throughout time. Taking the book of the Geomancer, Archer & Armstrong immediately take off in search of the successor, the only one that can appease this protector, the fist and steel” of the Geomancer. Issue #5 enters Armstrong’s brother, The Eternal Warrior
because he has sworn to avenge the Geomancer’s death. And he believes that Archer is responsible for the Geomancer’s death.
So yeah, there you go and yes I didn't go into a lot of detail so get off your butt and read the series! If you have love or hate for the happenings taking place in the storyline, please do post, if not, then it'll be just be me posting
, to myself
, for myself
... IF ANYONE READ THE STORYLINE FROM THE VALIANT OF THE PAST PLEASE POST ANY INFORMATION THAT YOU RECALL ABOUT HOW THE CURRENT VALIANT STORYLINE COMPARES TO THE 90's STUFF!