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Saturday, August 23, 2014


On Sale: August 20, 2014
Writer: James Asmus & Fred Van Lente
Penciler: Kano
Cover Artist: Paolo Rivera, Donovan Santiago, Juan Doe, Emanuela Lupacchino
Editor: Josh Johns

Valiant Comics
Price: $3.99
Rating: T+
Pages: 32

At last...both of Valiant's Harvey Award-nominated buddy duos are getting together to make one hell of a (terribly) mismatched superteam in THE DELINQUENTS #1 (of 4)! You've heard of comic events? Well, this one is a disaster! James Asmus, Fred Van Lente, and Kano have put together a rail-ridin', hobo-smashin', cross-country rat race for the next colossal VALIANT FIRST release..and it does not disappoint. (Well, maybe their parents...a little. For shame!)

Confrontation! Devastation! Inebriation! (And the lost secret of the hobos too!) Oh dear God no, you’d better get out of the way…because here come the Delinquents!

Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer & Armstrong are a mismatched pair of conspiracy-busting adventurers. When a mysterious force collides these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes” for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology, all hell is bound to break loose. Can two busted pairs become four of a kind in time to defeat the Hobo King, save the day, and make it back home in time for happy hour? Let’s hope so…’cause these guys make a really, really bad team. (And you don’t even want to know about the goat.)

Every time I review a Quantum and Woody comic I gush about the humorous dialogue and the on point artwork. You know how some actors have great comedic timing? The writer and artist of Quantum and Woody have achieved that in graphic novel form.

The Delinquents is a cross-over story of Vailant's destructive bumbling idiot superheroes Quantum and Woody and their odd couple adventurers Armstrong and Archer. I have never read the Armstrong and Archer comics, but based on The Delinquents, I'm gonna have to start.

The Delinquents starts out giving us a taste of both duo's personalities and some background of the hobo "ass map" treasure hunt. Q&W have half the map and A&A have the other half and so starts the hilarity.
There are all kinds of fun in this issue: a goat that shoots lasers out its eyes, an ass map, the hobocalypse, blowing up of a princess (he was a bad guy) and carbon creatures. All I can say is check this out!

5 "carbon" Sheep

Sharon Stogner


  1. It looks absolutely great and I want to read it but strangely, can't seem to find it on the retailer stores online ?... I'll find a way ;)

    1. you can call a local comic book store and amazon or ebay should have it. :)

  2. I must admit to having a weakness for goats that shoot lasers out of their eyes - I can't stop laughing and thank you for making me giggle today :)