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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Comic Review: Quantum and Woody! issues #1-4 from Valiant Comics + giveaway

the goat doesn't appear until issue #4
Quantum and Woody! 
Valiant comics
All are T+ rating
32 pages
$3.99


Comic Book City Con was a small event, but packed with high quality comic book goodness. While there, I met Alejandro Arbona (editor) and Hunter Gorinsen (Director of Marketing) from Valiant Comics. One look at their selection and I knew I'd found another great indie publisher. They carry lots of adventure/fantasy/action/horror and superhero comics. The one that caught my eye was Quantum and Woody! It's about a humorous superhero team (when they aren't beating the crap out of each other) who fight monsters while trying to not let all their atoms fly apart. They gave me issues 1-4 to review.

I love this series. The artwork alone makes me laugh and says so much about the character's personalities (check out the covers below). Add that with the snarky dialogue and you get a winning combination. The first 4 issues alternate between the present and past giving the reader Woody and Eric’s back story. The flashbacks are inserted seamlessly in the story and help give emotional depth to our two fearless (and fearful) heroes. 

When we first meet Woody he is hiding from his bookie, who he owes a lot of money too, and having a one night stand. He is pretty much a douche. Eric is smart, disciplined and in the military. He is also wound so tight he is just hairs breath from going medieval on someone… and he does. The two brothers (Woody was a foster child in Eric’s family) meet for the first time in years at their dad’s funeral. After beating the crap out of each other (they do this a lot) they decide to work together and solve their dad’s murder. And there is an experiment gone wrong that gives them unstable superpowers, but there is one little draw back to it. They must be in close proximity of each other or all their protons will come apart and they will disappear.


This is a fast paced action story with a little drama and lots of crazy thrown in. You did see the goat on the cover of issue #1? I think just about anyone will enjoy this ride.



#1Writer: James Asmus
Penciler: Tom Fowler
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover Artist: Ryan Sook, Marcos Martin, Andrew Robinson, Tom Fowler
Editor: Jody LeHeup
Once upon a time, Eric and Woody Henderson were inseparable. Adopted brothers. Best friends. Brilliant minds. Years later, they are estranged siblings, petty rivals, and washed-up failures. But when their father’s murder leads them into the throes of a life-altering scientific accident, Eric and Woody will find themselves with a whole new purpose – and a perfectly legitimate reason to wear costumes and fight crime. Go big or go home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming!


(And, yes, there will be a goat too. Eventually.)


#2Writer: James Asmus
Penciler: Tom Fowler
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Cover Artist: Ryan Sook, Tom Fowler, Rian Hughes
Editor: Jody LeHeup
Off to a bad start!


Eric and Woody Henderson have accidentally blown up their father’s life’s work – and themselves along with it! Now, as their bizarre new superpowers begin to manifest, will they be able to outmaneuver the squad of trigger-happy cops that think Eric and Woody are to blame for their dad’s murder? Plus! The mysterious cabal targeting the world’s worst superhero team only gets creepier. Seriously, it’s like an iceberg of creepy. Only 10 percent is showing! And Quantum and Woody are about to crash right the %$!@ into it!


#3Writer: James Asmus
Penciler: Tom Fowler
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover Artist: Ryan Sook, Juan Doe
Editor: Jody LeHeup
What scares you more than anything else you can imagine? WRONG. The answer is…the Nightmare Brigade!


The scheming forces of the ERA will stop at nothing to unlock the secret science behind Quantum and Woody’s powers – and they’re just getting started! Plus – see what it takes to tear our boys apart – figuratively and literally! Trust us when we say that this one has TEETH.


#4Writer: James Asmus
Penciler: Tom Fowler
Colorist: Jordie Bellaire
Letterer: Dave Lanphear
Cover Artist: Ryan Sook, Donovan Santiago, Rob Guillory
Editor: Jody LeHeup
The staggering first appearance of…the Goat!

Bitterly divided and hopelessly outgunned, Quantum and Woody are getting torn apart! Literally! Can they get their #$@% together before being shredded to atoms by the mysterious Crone and her super-science foot soldiers?! Probably not. But when a new ally emerges from the shadows, they’ll find the strength to fight baaaaack.



Valiant is a leading character-based entertainment company with a library of over 1,500 characters, including X-O Manowar, Bloodshot, Shadowman, Eternal Warrior, and many more. Established in 1989, Valiant has sold over 80 million comic books, and today its characters continue to be forged in publishing, licensing, film, video games, and beyond. http://valiantuniverse.com/


Comic Book City Con 2013 http://comicbookcitycon.com/ Sponsored by Acme Comics, the Triad's oldest & largest comic specialty shop, Comic Book City Con will be taking place on Saturday, October 26th & Sunday, October 27th of 2013 at the Empire Room in historic downtown Greensboro, NC! It will surely be the epitome of our 30th anniversary serving the Triad!

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I am giving away my issues #1-4 (grumble, grumble)
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10 comments:

  1. Issue #3, the nightmare brigade :)

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  2. I like issue 2!

    koozebane(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  3. I like the cover of issue 3 best, but I like them all. I'm sorry you have to give up your copies, but your followers appreciate your sacrifice.

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  4. I think I like number four best!

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  5. #4 is my fave, frightened and about to blow chunks? What's not to love?

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  6. #3 :)
    Avie Serolf

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  7. OMG, this sound awesome! Since I like starting at the beginning...#1, but actually I'd be happy with any. So keeping my fingers & toes crossed! Thanks for sharing!

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