Archer & Armstrong #13




Release date

September 11, 2013
7.5 out of 10
I thought this issue was quality like the previous issues. I enjoyed the humor and bringing in Amelia was pretty awesome and logical based on what we’ve been dealing with in this arc.
9 out of 10
For me, it really proved how much I care about the characters, as for the first time a real, genuine rift developed between Archer and Armstrong. It was heartbreaking to read, and it had beautiful art and hilarious story beats.
7.6 out of 10 (Good)
This issue of Archer and Armstrong really packs it in. In a series known for its insanity and over-the-top plot lines, this issue might take the cake.
3.5 out of 5 stars
"Archer & Armstrong" #13 ends on a strong cliffhanger, thanks to Ivar's addition into the mix. The sky's always been the limit for this series (in either incarnation) and I'm glad to see that Van Lente and Perez aren't afraid to continue in that vein. This is, month in and month out, an entertaining comic. For those not reading, maybe it's time to jump on board yourself, especially with a new storyline kicking off in October.
4 out of 5 stars
The conclusion of "The Faraway" may not have been the most satisfying overall story, but the issue was a ton of fun, as it always is.
10 out of 10
Writer Fred Van Lente shows his range here. He keeps the ridiculous concepts of this arc grounded and gives artist Pere Perez plenty of opportunities to show off his amazing skill at facial emotions and character placement. Perez is a big reason this arc has worked so well, as he nails just the right visual moment for each of the notes Van Lente hits in the script.