Archer & Armstrong

 ARCL   (Valiant, 1992-1994)

™ and © Valiant

Archer was the son of a twisted fundamentalist minister and his equally twisted wife. Unbeknownst to their flock, the couple would conduct special “prayer sessions” where young members were tortured and killed for the sick thrill of it all. When young Obie Archer discovered his parents’ secret life, they tried to have him killed. He escaped, stowed away on a boat to Hong Kong, and eventually entered a monastery, where he would train for his eventual revenge.

Armstrong met Archer while hiding out as a down-and-out bum. In actuality, “Armstrong” is really Aram, the Eternal Warrior Gilly’s brother. When the two met, the near-immortal Armstrong was on the run from a group of assassins who believed him to be Satan. Archer came to his defense, and the two began a life of adventure together…

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#0

  7/1/1992
  $2.50
  $10.00
7 copies available from $6.50
Origin of Archer (Obadiah Archer); Origin of Armstrong (Aram Anni-Padda)Bob Layton, Jim ShooterBarry Windsor-Smith

#0 Gold Edition

  7/1/1992
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  $50.00
2 copies available from $49.50
Gold edition; Origin of Archer (Obadiah Archer); Origin of Armstrong (Aram Anni-Padda)Bob Layton, Jim ShooterBarry Windsor-Smith

#1

  8/1/1992
  $2.50
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55 copies available from $1.99
UnityBarry Windsor-Smith, Jim ShooterBarry Windsor-Smith, Frank Miller

#2

  9/1/1992
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20 copies available from $0.99
UnityBarry Windsor-Smith, Jim ShooterBarry Windsor-Smith, Walt Simonson

#3

  10/1/1992
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28 copies available from $0.98
 Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith

#4

  11/1/1992
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16 copies available from $1.00
 Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith

#5

  12/1/1992
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27 copies available from $0.96
 Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith, Walt Simonson

#6

  1/1/1993
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 Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith, Walt Simonson

#7

  2/1/1993
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32 copies available from $0.96
 Barry Windsor-SmithArt Nichols

#8

  3/1/1993
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1st appearance of Timewalker (Ivar); Flipbook with Eternal Warrior #8; Double-sizedBarry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith, Walt Simonson

#9

  4/1/1993
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1st Appearance of Mademoiselle NoirBob LaytonBernard Chang

#10

  5/1/1993
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 Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith

#11

  6/1/1993
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 Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith

#12

  7/1/1993
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58 copies available from $0.55
 Barry Windsor-SmithBarry Windsor-Smith

#13

  8/1/1993
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49 copies available from $0.96
Serial number contestMike BaronRags Morales

#14

  9/1/1993
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Serial number contestMike BaronAndrew Wendel

#15

  10/1/1993
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38 copies available from $0.75
 Mike BaronDoug Braithwaite

#16

  11/1/1993
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25 copies available from $0.75
Serial number contestJames PerhamAndrew Wendel

#17

  12/1/1993
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37 copies available from $0.75
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg

#18

  1/1/1994
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23 copies available from $0.75
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg

#19

  2/1/1994
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23 copies available from $0.60
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg

#20

  3/1/1994
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17 copies available from $0.75
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg

#21

  4/1/1994
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14 copies available from $0.75
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg

#22

  5/1/1994
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11 copies available from $0.50
Trading cardMike BaronMike Vosburg, Paul Hewitt

#23

  6/1/1994
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9 copies available from $0.99
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg, Paul Hewitt

#24

  8/1/1994
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8 copies available from $0.99
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg

#25

  9/1/1994
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7 copies available from $0.99
 Mike BaronMike Vosburg

#26

  10/1/1994
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3 copies available from $2.99
Flipbook with Eternal Warrior #26; Indicia says August; Final IssueMike Baron, Kevin VanhookTed Halsted

Book #1

  10/1/2008
  $24.95
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No copies available
Collects Archer & Armstrong #0-6Jim Shooter, Barry Windsor-Smith, Bob LaytonBarry Windsor-Smith

Collector's Set #1

  1/12/2016
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Collects Archer & Armstrong #0-26, Eternal Warrior #25, The Chaos Effect: Omega, Rai #0, and Archer & Armstrong: The Formation of The SectBarry Windsor-Smith, Bob Layton, Jim Shooter, Mike Baron, James Perham, Kevin VanHook, Bob Hall, David LaphamBarry Windsor-Smith