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Eternal Warrior to return in Valiant’s Archer & Armstrong

by Matthew Price Published: September 10, 2012

The character The Eternal Warrior will return in December from Valiant Comics, in a four-part storyline in “Archer & Armstrong” Nos. 5-8.

The arc, “The Wrath of the Eternal Warrior,” will be created by writer Fred Van Lente and artist Emanuela Lupacchino.

Valiant describes the character as “the immortal master of war and weaponry.”  Here’s the information on the arc from a Valiant Comics news release:

No one in the Valiant Universe is more dangerous or more experienced in the art of war than Gilad Anni-Padda, the undying Eternal Warrior. After thousands of years on the battlefield, he has become an unrelenting force of nature, capable of dismantling entire armies with little effort and less conscience. His brother Armstrong, on the other hand, likes to read poetry and drink beer. Maybe that’s why they had such a bad falling out? But now — after years apart — the Eternal Warrior has a mysterious new mission: destroy young Obadiah Archer, Armstrong’s best-est new buddy and teammate in the war against The Sect.

“Armstrong and Gilad just do not see eye-to-eye. They’re brothers, but their similarities end at genetics,” writer Fred Van Lente told USA Today.

“Gilad sees [immortality] as a duty to fight for right, Armstrong sees it as an opportunity to drink as much booze and spend as much time with as many beautiful ladies as he can — so this issue is mostly fists, minimal hugs. We’ll see if they can work things out before the four-issue arc ends.”

“Archer & Armstrong” No. 5 features a standard cover by Patrick Zircher, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Doug Braithwaite and interlocking incentive variants by Emanuela Lupacchino.

In the original Valiant Comics, Gilad Anni-Padda aka the Eternal Warrior, was introduced in “Solar, Man of the Atom” No. 10 in 1992 before becoming the star of his own series.

- Matt Price
Click past the cut for more images from “Archer & Armstrong.”


by Matthew Price
Features Editor
Features Editor Matthew Price has worked for The Oklahoman since 2000. He’s a University of Oklahoma graduate who has also worked at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and was a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern for the Dallas Morning News. He’s...
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