Comic Book Legends Revealed #451
COMIC LEGEND: Valiant brewed a special beer to promote Archer and Armstrong in the early 1990s.
The aforementioned Fred Van Lente is the current writer on Valiant Entertainment’s Archer and Armstrong. It is a really good comic.
The comic is a reboot of the original Archer and Armstrong from the original Valiant in the early 1990s (most notably by Barry Windsor-Smith). Here’s an interesting bit of info about Archer and Armstrong…they had their own BEER! When Acclaim purchased Valiant in 1994, they did a fascinating promotional bit for that Christmas. They actually BREWED beer!
Here is Armstrong Ale!
Their first special brew was Darque Brew, named after Master Darque.
They intended to keep doing them until they had a special six-pack, but obviously that never happened.
Here is All Things Valiant for more information on the brew, including scans of the letter Valiant sent along with the beer.
Check out the latest edition of my weekly Movie/TV Legends Revealed Column at Spinoff Online: Did Walt Disney forbid the actress who played Snow White to take other roles so as to not ruin the uniqueness of Snow White?
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