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Quantum & Woody Go on a (Signing) Tour Plus Get an Exclusive Cover

Celebrate the release of Quantum & Woody #1 (of 4) with writer Christopher Hastings and Ryan Browne!

The world’s best comic book creator duo will be at shops to talk about the world’s worst superhero duo from Wednesday, January 29th to Wednesday, February 5th. Each shop will have the Christopher Hastings exclusive variant (amazing Tango & Cash homage pictured below). See below for details.

Quantum and Woody #1 tour variant

Wednesday, January 29th
Christopher Hastings at Bulletproof Comics
Brooklyn, NY
Starts at 5:00pm

Wednesday, January 29th
Ryan Browne at Challenger Comics + Conversation
Chicago, IL
River North location starts at 4:00pm
Bucktown location starts at 6:00pm

Friday, January 31st
Christopher at Forbidden Planet
New York, NY
Starts at 6:00pm

Saturday, February 1st
Christopher at East Side Mags
Montclair, NJ
Starts at 1:00pm

Saturday, February 1st
Ryan at Kowabunga Comics
Oconomowoc, WI 
Starts at 12:00pm

Wednesday, February 5th
Christopher at October Country Comics
New Paltz, NY
Starts at 4:00pm 

We recommend showing up early to the signings, just to be safe. Please contact the comic shops directly for more information.

Quantum & Woody #1 (of 4) is on sale on January 29th. 

Advanced Review: Quantum and Woody #1

Quantum and Woody #1

Quantum & Woody are the worst superhero duo in the world. They’re also Earth’s LAST hope against stopping a coalition of mad scientists from destroying the planet! The world’s worst team is back with all new adventures and volume in Quantum and Woody #1.

I’ve never really thought of myself as a big fan of either Quantum or Woody. Which is funny because I’ve enjoyed every comic of theirs that I’ve read. Some more than others; Eliot Rahal’s run to close out the most recent volume resonated with me in a way I didn’t expect. When I got an advanced copy of Valiant’s newest volume of Quantum and Woody written by Christopher Hastings with art by Ryan Browne and colors by Ruth Redmond, I was hoping I’d enjoy it. Having never knowingly read anything by Hastings before I wasn’t impatiently waiting for the series to start.

After reading the first issue, it is fair to say I’m impatiently waiting for the second.

Hasting’s Quantum and Woody is the breath of fresh air in comics that I didn’t know I needed. He packs a lot of story into the comic’s twenty odd pages. The issue reinforces the relationship between the two would-be-heroes seamlessly with the swift pace of the book.

I’ve recently started to read Judge Dredd Megazine from the same folks who publish 2000AD because I was able to find it on the Diamond ordering system at work/my LCS (which are one and the same). There’s a distinct style to British comics that I don’t often see in the stuff I read that originates across the pond. I find that somewhat odd because a lot of writers whose comics I read are from the UK. I bring this up because as I was reading the book, I got a sense that I was reading something that could have originated in 2000AD. For me, that’s a very good thing.

The comic itself finds the adoptive brothers trying to redeem themselves in the eyes of the public – for what reason… well it isn’t a huge deal breaker if you don’t know because other than a general sense that the brothers have screwed something up, it isn’t really mentioned a whole lot (says the person who probably read the comic it happened in and can’t remember). Instead there is a lot of fantastic dialogue across the comic, regardless of who is on the page. It is a brilliantly witty book, with some one-liners in the context of the comic that are laugh out loud funny.

There’s also a manic quality to Ryan Browne‘s artwork that exudes a love of his craft; I couldn’t think of anybody else I would rather see drawing these two after reading this issue. Browne is superb. Without heaping on the hyperbole, I love his style. There’s an expressiveness to the character’s faces, a smoothness to the choreography, and the page layouts and paneling as exciting as they are impressive. Visually, Quantum and Woody #1 is an absolute hit. Ruth Redmond‘s work only serves to highlight the positives in Browne’s work. The vibrancy of her color choice contrasts with the events of the comic as the story unfolds.

I didn’t expect to be so thoroughly taken with Quantum and Woody #1, but here we are. An almost complete story in one issue, but with enough left open that you’ll want to come back. With a creative team like this how could you not want to come back? I’m already excited for the end of this month – because then I get to reread this in print. Join me, won’t you?

Writer: Christopher Hastings Art: Ryan Browne
Colors: Ruth Redmond Letters: Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Story: 8.9 Art: 9.3 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Early Preview: Quantum and Woody #1

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Written by CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS
Art by RYAN BROWNE
Colors by RUTH REDMOND
Letters by HASSAN OTSMANE-ELHAOU
Cover A by DAVID NAKAYAMA
Cover B by DAVE JOHNSON
Cover C by DAVID LOPEZ
Preorder Edition Cover by ERICA HENDERSON
1:100 Fool’s Gold Variant by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI
Blank Cover Also Available
On sale JANUARY 29 | 32 pages, full color | $3.99 US | T+

Quantum & Woody – the worst superhero duo in the world – are Earth’s LAST hope against stopping a coalition of mad scientists from destroying the planet!

QUANTUM AND WOODY #1

Quantum & Woody Return in 2020 by Christopher Hastings, Ryan Browne, Ruth Redmond, and Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou

Supervillains and mad scientists are on the loose and only the world’s worst superhero duo can save us in an all-new Quantum & Woody series!  

This January, superstar scribe Christopher Hastings and astonishing artist Ryane Browne present Quantum & Woody #1, a side-splitting superhero adventure and the first brand-new title from #VALIANT2020! Feast your eyes on fun pages from the debut issue below and enjoy the ride!

The best team-up ever begins in Quantum & Woody #1 on January 29th, 2020, featuring colors by Ruth Redmond, letters by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou, and covers by David NakayamaDavid LopezDave Johnson, and Erica Henderson.

QUANTUM & WOODY #1

Preview: The Six Million Dollar Man #5

The Six Million Dollar Man #5

writer: Christopher Hastings
artist: David Hahn
covers: Michael Walsh (A), David Hahn (B), Vasil Georgiev (C)
David Hahn (RI-Virgin), Michael Walsh (RI-Virgin), Vasil Georgiev (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | TV Tie-In | $3.99 | Teen+

It’s all (obviously) led to this! Steve Austin: Barely alive! His body: Not-at-ALL functional! Secret Agent Niko Abe: Exhausted from trying to save the world while dragging a broken-down-cyborg all over the place! Can our jarringly-positive hero pick his nearly-worthless @$$ up in time to stop a secret assassination!?!?!?

The Six Million Dollar Man #5

Preview: Adventure Time: Jake SC

Adventure Time: Jake SC

Publisher: KaBOOM!, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writers: Christopher Hastings, Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton, Polly Guo, Josh Lesnick, Derek Fridolfs, Box Brown, Nicole Andelfinger, Max Davidson, David DeGrand, James Asmus
Artists: Zachary Sterlin, Shane Houghton, Chris Houghton, Polly Guo, Josh Lesnick, Derek Fridolfs, Box Brown, Anissa Espinosa, Ian McGinty, Luca Claretti, David DeGrand, Cristina Rose Chua
Colorists: Josh Ulrich, Maarta Laiho, Whitney Cogar, Eleonora Bruni,
Letterers: Steve Wands, Mad Rupert, Taylor Esposito, Mike Fiorentino
Cover Artist: Design
Price: $9.99

It’s Adventure Time with Jake and you! Join Jake on the most algebraic adventure imaginable with tales all about the best canine pal you could ask for in the Land of Ooo. From teaching everyone how to cook to teaming up with Finn to fight every foe imaginable, Jake’s adventures are perfect for fans of all ages!

Collects the best Jake centric stories from Adventure Time™, Adventure Time™ Comics and the Adventure Time™ Specials!

Adventure Time: Jake SC

Preview: Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #4

Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #4

writer: Christopher Hastings
artist: David Hahn
covers: Michael Walsh (A), Sebastian Piriz (B), Juan Gedeon (C)
Sebastian Piriz (RI-Virgin), Michael Walsh (RI-Virgin), Juan Gedeon (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | TV Tie-In | $3.99 | Teen+

“THE $68,004 MAN”

Steve Austin’s body is rapidly decreasing in value, due to samurai swords, KGB agents, and lightning. Still, he’s determined to save the world…except that he’s been beaten up and thrown underwater…and the scientists that rebuilt his body didn’t think to make him buoyant…

By CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (The Unbelievable Gwenpool! Secret Agent Deadpool! Adventure Time! I Am Groot!) and DAVID HAHN (Batman ’66! Bombshells: United!)!

Six Million Dollar Man (2019) #4

Preview: Six Million Dollar Man #3

Six Million Dollar Man #3

writer: Christopher Hastings
artist: David Hahn
covers: Michael Walsh (A), Eric Gapstur (B), Felipe Magaña (C)
Eric Gapstur (RI-Virgin), Michael Walsh (RI-Virgin), Felipe Magaña (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | TV Tie-In | $3.99 | Teen+

“THE $1,475,964 MAN”

In this issue: KRAKKA-CHAKKA-BRAKA-PACHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Steve Austin gets hit by lightning. That’d kill anybody else. But for a broken-down-and-battery-depleted-former-astronaut-turned-cyborg-secret-agent-in-Japan-desperate-to-save-the-world kinda guy like Steve? Just what the doctor ordered.

By CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (The Unbelievable Gwenpool! Secret Agent Deadpool! Adventure Time! I Am Groot!) and DAVID HAHN (Batman ’66! Bombshells: United!)!

Six Million Dollar Man #3

Preview: Six Million Dollar Man #2

Six Million Dollar Man #2

writer: Christopher Hastings
artist: David Hahn
covers: Michael Walsh (A), Adam Gorham (B), Felipe Magaña (C)
Adam Gorham (RI-Virgin), Michael Walsh (RI-Virgin), Felipe Magaña (RI-Virgin)
FC | 32 pages | TV Tie-In | $3.99 | Teen+

Steve Austen thought he had an easy mission…drop by Japan, stop a bad dude from launching missile, job done. That was BEFORE his cybernetic leg got chopped off. Now he’s gotta fight for his life, fending off countless samurai mercenaries while his body powers down…

By CHRISTOPHER HASTINGS (The Unbelievable Gwenpool! Secret Agent Deadpool! Adventure Time! I Am Groot!) and DAVID HAHN (Batman ’66! Bombshells: United!)!

Six Million Dollar Man #2

Preview: Adventure Time Vol. 17 SC

Adventure Time Vol. 17 SC

Publisher: KaBOOM, an imprint of BOOM! Studios
Writer:  Conor McCreery, Christopher Hastings, Mariko Tamaki, Ryan North, Kiernan Sjursen-Lien
Artist: Jorge Monlongo, Zachary Sterling, Ian McGinty, Shelli Paroline, Braden Lamb, Christine Larsen
Cover Artist: Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb
Price: $14.99

EVERY ADVENTURE COMES TO AN END…

After six years and 75 issues, Finn, Jake, and your favorite characters from Cartoon Network’s Adventure TimeTM star in their final collection from the ongoing series. Together, they’ll face off against Magic Man stealing the colors from Ooo and take on one of their most challenging quests of all: a royal wedding… And there’s even a special adventure starring Fionna & Cake as they retrieve the punch for Prince Gumball’s semi-annual Punch Parade!

Featuring a tour-de-force of creators from across Adventure TimeTM history—including writers Ryan North (The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl), Mariko Tamaki (She-Hulk), and Christopher Hastings (Regular Show™ : 25 Years Later), along with artists Shelli Paroline & Braden Lamb (Making Scents), Ian McGinty (Invader Zim), and Zachary Sterling (Bee & Puppycat)—this final journey through Ooo is a must-have for every fan.

Collects Adventure Time #74, #75, and the Adventure Time 2018 Free Comic Book issue.

Adventure Time Vol. 17 SC
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