Quantum and Woody are the world’s worst superhero team. Archer and 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.)
Really I can recommend this issue, and limited series, for one hyphenated word, Ass-Map. The series combines two of Valiant’s best teams into one series that takes the best from both. Quantum and Woody, and Archer and Armstrong, compliment each other in tone, style, and humor. The first issue is full of the laughs you’d expect, and craziness you’d want. I asked myself throughout, why hasn’t this happened sooner!?
The story by James Asmus and Fred Van Lente is brought to slapstick life by Kano. As always, the art is solid work. Not sure what to really say, other than there’s lots of visual gags throughout, especially when it comes to the hobo signs.
Hobos, ass-map, Archer, Armstrong, Quantum, Woody, the fist issue is awesome. If you’ve never read either of these teams’ series, are already a fan, or just looking for a good laugh, then look no further, this has it all.
Story: James Asmus and Fred Van Lente Art by Kano
Story: 8.25 Art: 8.25 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy
Valiant Entertainment provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review