Monday, February 8, 2016

Rafer Roberts Hits the Road for The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong Signing Tour


Archer and Armstrong are making plans to be back in your life this spring. To celebrate, they're kidnapping one of Valiant's newer superstars for a cross-country road trip. Valiant is proud to announce the official A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong Signing Tour--an eleven date journey that will take Rafer Roberts from New York to North Carolina. Beginning with the release of A&A: The Adventures of Archer and Armstrong #1 by Roberts and David Lafuente on March 16th, fans can get smashed or be smashed as this once-in-a-blue-moon signing tour careens toward a town near with you with plenty of swag.

Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known. A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman who was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, these two have become great friends and even better partners. Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.) Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process?

Full press release below.
Valiant's Rafer Roberts Hits the Road for the Official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR - Coming Soon to a Store Near You!

This spring, Valiant's award-winning adventurer duo are slamming back into stores everywhere and, to celebrate, they're kidnapping enlisting Valiant's latest up-and-coming superstar for a cross-country road trip that's coming soon to your local comics shop…whether they like it or not! 

Valiant is proud to announce the official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR – an 11-date free-for-all schlepping red-hot rising star Rafer Roberts from New York to North Carolina in honor of Valiant's next hit ongoing series!

Beginning with the release of A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 on March 16th, get smashed or be smashed as this once-in-a-blue-moon signing tour careens toward a town near with you – and brings along A&A swag aplenty, including posters, special Valiant giveaways…and as much bad advice as Armstrong is willing to spare! Jump on your chance to meet Rafer Roberts – the crazed mind behind the all-new, ongoing adventures of Valiant's globe-trotting, history-hitting heroes – as he brings A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG to these local comic shops up and down the East Coast in March and beyond:

MARCH 16  (A&A RELEASE DAY!)
X-RAY COMICS
HAGERSTOWN, MD
11:00 AM – 6:00 PM ET 

MARCH 18 – 20
CHICAGO COMIC & ENTERTAINMENT EXPO (C2E2)
CHICAGO, IL

MARCH 25
BEYOND COMICS
FREDERICK, MD
11:00 AM – 2:00 PM ET

MARCH 25
BEYOND COMICS
SHEPHERDSTOWN, WV
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM ET

MARCH 26
FANTOM COMICS
WASHINGTON, DC
TIME TBA

MARCH 30
BEYOND COMICS
GAITHERSBURG, MD
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM

APRIL 2-3
SC COMICON
GREENVILLE, SC

APRIL 16 
THE COMIC BOOK SHOP
WILMINGTON, DE 
4:00 PM – 11:00 PM

APRIL 23
MEMORY LANE COMICS
WILMINGTON, NC
TIME TBA

APRIL 30 – MAY 1
4-STATE RETRO POP AND COMIC CON
WAYNESBORO, PA

MAY 7 (FREE COMIC BOOK DAY 2016)
SOUND GO ROUND
VESTAL, NY
TIME TBA

Why the momentous occasion, you ask? Because on March 16th, Valiant’s (somewhat) dynamic duo are beginning an all-out assault on the senses in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of an ALL-NEW ONGOING SERIES from rising star Rafer Roberts (Plastic Farm, Shutter) and superstar artist David Lafuente (Ultimate Spider-Man)! Valiant’s next blockbuster series starts here in March with “IN THE BAG” – a insane rescue mission sending Archer into the depths of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to free his roguish partner from an ages-old enemy…but only if he can fight his way through a mind-bending maze of history’s greatest lost treasures first!

MEET ARMSTRONG: Since the ancient city of Ur, this immortal adventurer has spent the last 7,000 years drinking and carousing his way through history alongside some of the greatest merrymakers the world has ever known.

MEET ARCHER: A sheltered teenage martial arts master and expert marksman who was raised for a single purpose – to kill the devil incarnate. Little did he know that this undying evil was actually Armstrong (he’s actually a pretty good guy…once you get to know him) and, since hitting the road together, these two have become great friends and even better partners.

NOW: Archer is about to set off on his most dangerous mission yet – a quest into the mystic reaches of Armstrong’s bottomless satchel to liberate his friend and comrade from the clutches of the mad god Bacchus! (Okay, so, Armstrong went into the satchel himself to get a bottle of whiskey that he kinda misplaced and got stuck. It’s like the Amazon warehouse of arcane treasures in there…and he doesn’t exactly have a maid service.)

Imprisoned in Armstrong’s satchel for centuries, Bacchus now commands a legion of monsters, goblins and golems bent on escaping back into the world of man and enacting revenge on their captor… Can Archer single-handedly combat the godly embodiment of intoxication himself – and rescue his best buddy – without becoming lost amongst Armstrong’s endless repository of bizarre artifacts and historical oddities in the process? 

On March 16th, buckle in for a wild tour of the world that awaits inside Armstrong's satchel in A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1 – and then kick out the jams in person with writer Rafer Roberts when the official A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG SIGNING TOUR crashes a party near you!  

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A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #1
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161737)
Cover B by KANO (JAN161738)
Cover C by TREVOR HAIRSINE (JAN161739)
Valiant x CGC Replica Variant by CLAYTON HENRY (JAN161740)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (JAN161742)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (JAN161743)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (JAN161744)
Blank Cover also available (JAN161741)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale MARCH 16th (FOC – 2/22/16)

A&A: THE ADVENTURES OF ARCHER & ARMSTRONG #2
Written by RAFER ROBERTS
Art by DAVID LAFUENTE
Cover A by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161884)
Cover B by KANO (FEB161885)
Cover C by MONICA GALLAGHER (FEB161886)
Variant Cover by RAFER ROBERTS (FEB161887)
Variant Cover by PHIL JIMENEZ (FEB161888)
B&W Sketch Variant by DAVID LAFUENTE (FEB161889)

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On sale APRIL 13th (FOC – 3/21/16)

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