Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior & Ivar, Timewalker Relive Arthurian Legend in a Celebratory Anniversary Special
Valiant is proud to present your first look inside IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 â€“ a swashbuckling one-shot adventure colliding Archer & Armstrong, the Eternal Warrior, and Ivar, Timewalker with King Arthur’s Court for 48 pages of non-stop adventure! On April 12th, celebrate 25 years of Valiantâ€™s famed immortal trio with New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (Archer & Armstrong) and Eisner Award-winning artist Cary Nord (X-O Manowar) as they journey backwards in time to the fabled realm of Camelotâ€¦as the immortal Anni-Padda brothers come together to wage war against the fearless and formidable Green Knight! Presented in loving tribute to Barry Windsor Smithâ€™s classic Archer & Armstrong/Eternal Warrior #8, a quest centuries in the making takes flight in an oversized tale of bravery and brotherhood honoring the silver anniversary of Valiantâ€™s eternal heroes!
Itâ€™s winter at King Arthurâ€™s court in Camelot! The monstrous Green Knight has appeared before the Round Table with no armor, a gigantic axe, and a challenge. He has come to insist that the weaker knights participate in a friendly â€œwinterâ€™s gameâ€ where anyone can strike him once with his axe, but on one condition: That the Green Knight can return the exact blow in one yearâ€™s time. King Arthur has agreed to face the mysterious knight himself, but the Round Tableâ€™s youthful and most gallant champion, Sir Gilad, takes up the challenge to protect his king. Much to the courtâ€™s surprise, the Green Knight doesnâ€™t flinch as his head is struck clean offâ€¦only to pick it up himself and warn Gilad that he is fated to receive the same blow before the year is out. Now, Gilad â€“ the Eternal Warrior â€“ must solve the mystery of who the Green Knight is before his hour at the axe comes to pass! But first, heâ€™ll need to find some helpâ€¦in the form of his own immortal brothers â€“ Armstrong and Ivar â€“ who shall be united once more!
â€œI like the idea of checking in with [the immortal brothers] at various points in their history. They still canâ€™t stand each other, no matter what situation they find themselves in,â€ writer Fred Van Lente told ComicsAlliance. â€œOneâ€™s smart, oneâ€™s cunning, and oneâ€™s strong, and they all have very different ways of attacking problems, so theyâ€™re constantly arguing about which one is better. But they do love each other. Itâ€™s like family, you love them as long as theyâ€™re on the other side of town.â€
On April 12th, Valiant’s most gallant immortals raise sword and shield for a legendary tale like none other! Valor, villainy, and victory are the order of the day as the IMMORTAL BROTHERS: THE TALE OF THE GREEN KNIGHT #1 rises to the challenge â€“ with covers by all-star artists Cary Nord (Conan), Mico Suayan (Bloodshot Reborn), Marc Laming (Ninjak), and newcomer J.M. Dragunas!
Plus: Be back on May 10th as New York Times best-selling writer Robert Venditti (Hal Jordan & The Green Lantern Corps.) and acclaimed artist Renato Guedes (Bloodshot Reborn, Wolverine) reveal a seminal chapter of the Valiant Universeâ€™s earliest days in ETERNAL WARRIOR: AWAKENING #1 â€“ the second of four special issues honoring the most beloved Valiant tales ever! Revealing a bloodstained episode of Gilad Anni-Paddaâ€™s journey through the agesâ€¦and celebrating the original ETERNAL WARRIOR #1 by comic legends Jim Shooter and John Dixon! Then, look for two more celebratory one-shots honoring Valiantâ€™s most memorable tales as the summer continues.
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