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Valiant Brings Back Another Classic in Quantum and Woody

Kelly Cassidy 03/26/2013 Reviews

Valiant Entertainment has really been kicking it out of the ballpark of late. They’ve had a hugely successful run on a number of titles with their relaunch, are heading into a company-wide event with the Harbinger Wars, and are kicking it amazingly with the quality of the titles that are coming out of their studios. Valiant made the following announcement on their website:

 

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JAMES ASMUS and TOM FOWLER Bring on QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 in July!

On July 10th, a new era begins for the world’s worst superhero team in Quantum and Woody #1!

Quantum and WoodyValiant is proud to announce that award-winning writer James Asmus (Gambit, Thief of Thieves, Captain America & Bucky) and acclaimed artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One) are bringing Valiant’s first full-on superhero team back to the Valiant Universe with an all-new ongoing series beginning on July 10th in Quantum and Woody #1!

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 the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last.

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

“Quantum and Woody are one of the most beloved superhero duos in comics. There’s a rich history to draw on here and we have some very exciting things on deck for Quantum and Woody in 2013 and beyond,” said Valiant Executive Editor Warren Simons.

“Since the day X-O Manowar #1 hit shelves, everywhere we’ve turned, fans have been demanding that Quantum and Woody step back into the spotlight,” said Quantum and Woody Editor Jody LeHeup. “James, Tom and Jordie are delivering a smart, heart-filled take on the team that will be central to the new Valiant Universe, and one that honors the spirit and bravado of what came before.”

Launched by Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright for Acclaim Entertainment’s rebooted Valiant Universe in 1997, Quantum and Woody became one of the most beloved independent superhero titles of the decade, spawning a rabid and loyal following that endures to this day. Most recently, Valiant Entertainment re-issued the entirety of the original series for the first time digitally via comiXology.

“In all of comics, there’s no other book that mixed style and substance quite like Quantum and Woody. I was willing to literally kill someone for the chance to write the relaunch for the new Valiant Universe. I might have. Those first days after I got the call are a blur. But Quantum and Woody isn’t (just) a superhero book – it’s action-comedy, it’s family drama, it’s a boys-meet-goat tale that tugs at the heartstrings,” said writer James Asmus.

On July 10th, the Valiant Universe’s most infamous duo enter the fray with writer James Asmus, artist Tom Fowler and colorist Jordie Bellaire in Quantum and Woody #1 – featuring a standard cover by Ryan Sook, a Pullbox Exclusive Variant by Marcos Martin for customers who pre-order with the their local retailer, an incentive variant by Andrew Robinson, and an interactive QR Voice Variant by Tom Fowler (with real talking goat action)!

For more information of Quantum and Woody and the rest of the Valiant Universe, visit Valiant on Facebook, on Twitter, and at ValiantUniverse.com.

QUANTUM & WOODY #1
Written by JAMES ASMUS
Art by TOM FOWLER
Cover by RYAN SOOK
Pullbox Exclusive Variant by MARCOS MARTIN
Variant Cover by ANDREW ROBINSON
QR Voice Variant by TOM FOWLER
$3.99/T+/32 pgs.
ON SALE JULY 10th!

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It’s nice to see a company like Valiant embracing its heritage and bringing back to the forefront its flagship characters that made them popular in the first place, but giving these characters a new twist. I’ve been picking up Valiant’s deliverables via trades when they come out, and this company is rising to the top of my list for stories that really get you involved. The art is stellar, the writing is superb, and it’s going in directions and addressing situations we’d never see in titles that have the 50+ years continuity from some of the other publishers out there. Quantum & Woody sounds like it’s gonna be a fun book, and one that I am interested in picking up!

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About The Author

Kelly Cassidy has been collecting comics for around 30 years and can actually list the first comic he bought with his own money. By day, he works as a technology manager and community leader in web technologies, presenting at web conferences around Canada. By night, he struggles to actually create the list of comics he owns as he keeps adding more to his collection. He also struggles with talking in third person.

  1. Exile 03/26/2013 at 1:56 pm

    They're bringing the goat!

  2. jeffhillwriter 03/26/2013 at 2:06 pm

    Looks fun.

  3. Ollie Hallett 03/26/2013 at 7:29 pm

    I'm addicted to Valiant comics at the moment, Can't wait to see them kill it again!

  4. NickFurious 03/27/2013 at 12:09 pm

    Valiant is pretty much right behind Image as far as best comic book company in my opinion.

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