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Preview: Quantum and Woody Deluxe Edition Book 2 HC

QUANTUM AND WOODY DELUXE EDITION BOOK 2 HC

Written by JAMES ASMUS, FRED VAN LENTE and TIM SIEDELL
Art by STEVE LIEBER, KANO, and PERE PÉREZ
Cover by PAOLO RIVERA (APR181869)
$49.99 | 304 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JUNE 13th

Join Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Thief of Thieves), New York Times best-selling writer Fred Van Lente (IVAR, TIMEWALKER), Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man), and explosive artist Kano (Daredevil) for the next deluxe hardcover of the superhero joyride Salon calls “one of the year’s funniest comics”!

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 with these ill-suited and irresponsible “heroes,” they’re in for a cross-country race through the darkest corners of American mythology…and 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 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.)

Collecting THE DELINQUENTS #1–4, QUANTUM AND WOODY MUST DIE! #1–4, VALIANT-SIZED QUANTUM AND WOODY #1, and UNITY #25 along with 20+ pages of rarely seen art and extras, plus THE DELINQUENTS Board Game!

Review: Quantum And Woody #6

QW2017_006_COVER-A_OLIVETTI“KLANG, KLANG…KLUNK?” In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless… No cars… No phones… No quantum bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them together, the world’s worst superhero team have 24 hours before they disintegrate into nothingness…Now, stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be and secure the streets of the nation’s capital…before time runs out?

If this were a marvel title, the series would have reset the numbering. But it’s not, and so with a new writer (Eliot Rahal) we’ve also been given a new jumping on point that has the most tenuous of ties to Harbinger Wars II, but if you haven’t read Harbinger Wars II: Prelude then you honestly won’t miss a beat with Quantum And Woody #6. Rahal smartly never explicitly refers to the prelude comic, nor is it required reading before you read this one, because although our heroes are reacting to the consequences of Livewire’s actions, they’re not aware that’s the case and are instead just trying to help the people around them during a blackout.

Quantum And Woody #6 has the world’s worst super team trying to rescue the inhabitants of a tenement building as it succumbs to the burning tendrils and oxygen smothering smoke of a rather large fire. It is into this that our heroes run, in an attempt to save lives, in a comic that reminds me of one of my favourite issues of Wolverine where he runs into a burning building to save a kid; the similarities to the comic don’t end there, as much like Quantum & Woody #6 has a loose tie to Harbinger Wars II, Wolverine #113 was also a loose tie-in to the Onslaught story during the late 90’s. Now to be clear, I am not saying that Rahal has copied, or been influenced by, the previously mentioned Wolverine comic. I don’t even know if he’s read it, nor do I particularly care because beyond the similarities mentioned, these comics have nothing in common.

Moving away from the trip down memory lane, I was genuinely surprised by how much I enjoyed this comic. Rahal comes out of the gate swinging, Francis Portella, Andrew Dalhouse and Dave Sharpe produce a wonderful visual experience, and Valiant once again have a brilliant comic on the racks. That the comic is also an ideal jumping on point for new readers is also a bonus.

Story: Eliot Rahal Art: Francis Portella
Colours: Andrew Dalhouse Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.7 Overall: 8.8 Recommendation: Buy

Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) #6

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #6

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by FRANCIS PORTELA
Cover A by ARIEL OLIVETTI (MAR181994)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (MAR181995)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (MAR181996)
Q&W Icon Variant by JAVIER PULIDO (MAR181997)
Pre-Order Edition by JAY FABARES (MAR188175)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MAY 30th

AN ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! A TIE-IN TO HARBINGER WARS 2…?

“KLANG, KLANG…KLUNK?” In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless… No cars… No phones… No quantum bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them together, the world’s worst superhero team have 24 hours before they disintegrate into nothingness…Now, stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be and secure the streets of the nation’s capital…before time runs out?

Hey, hey, nobody invited these guys! Quantum and Woody come kicking and screaming into Valiant’s seismic summer crossover, courtesy of rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks, Cult Classic), acclaimed artist Francis Portela (FAITH), and a perfect entry point into the title that The A.V. Club calls “a superhero series not to be missed.”

Exclusive Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) #8

Since it’s return in 2017, Quantum and Woody! has brought the (not so) dynamic duo back to our regular reading schedule delivering consistent laughs and lots of action (and becoming once again one of our favorite monthly comics).

With Quantum and Woody! #8, writer Eliot Rahal continues his run on the series with artist Joe Eisma kicking off a new storyline, “Separation Anxiety.”

Everything goes topsy-turvy as the two most dysfunctional defenders of our nation’s capital contend with a new status quo for their superhero skill set!

Valiant has hooked us up with an exclusive first look at the preview for the issue which comes to shelves July 18th.


QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #8

Written by ELIOT RAHAL
Art by JOE EISMA
Cover A by TOM FOWLER
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW
Interlocking Variant by JOE EISMA
Q&W Icon Variant by JEN BARTEL

ALL-NEW ARC! ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT! “SEPARATION ANXIETY” – PART ONE!

Quantum and Woody just barely escaped from a surreal atomic realm…and, unfortunately, they’ve brought some pieces of it back with them! As dangerous new threats plunge their city even deeper into chaos, they’ll soon realize that they have bigger problems and bigger grudges than ever before – now if the brothers are anywhere near one another, their powers stop working!

The world’s worst superhero team is going to have to go it alone as “SEPARATION ANXIETY” presents a super-powered stress test, courtesy of rising star Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Eisner Award-nominated artist Joe Eisma (Morning Glories, Archie)!

$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale JULY 18th (FOC  – 6/25/18)

Quantum & Woody! #8 Needs Therapy as Eliot Rahal & Joe Eisma Present “Separation Anxiety!”

Valiant has released a first look inside the pages of Quantum and Woody! (2017) #8 – the FIRST ISSUE of “SEPARATION ANXIETY,” RAUCOUS NEW STORY ARC and ALL-NEW JUMPING-ON POINT for the UNPREDICTABLE ONGOING SERIES from acclaimed writer Eliot Rahal and Eisner Award-nominated artist Joe Eisma! On July 18th, everything goes topsy-turvy as the two most dysfunctional defenders of our nation’s capital contend with a new status quo for their superhero skill set!

Quantum and Woody just barely escaped from a surreal atomic realm…and, unfortunately, they’ve brought some pieces of it back with them! As dangerous new threats plunge their city even deeper into chaos, they’ll soon realize that they have bigger problems and bigger grudges than ever before – now if the brothers are anywhere near one another, their powers stop working!

Featuring covers by Tom FowlerGeoff Shaw, Joe Eisma, and Jen Bartel.

Preview: Quantum and Woody! (2017) #5

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #5

Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A (Standard) by MICHAEL WALSH (FEB181898)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (FEB181899)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (FEB181900)
Q&W Icon Variant by PETER BAGGE (FEB181901)
Pre-Order Edition by ADAM GORHAM (OCT171909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale APRIL 18th

Three’s company!

After three decades and 10,000 miles, the moment of truth has finally arrived: Our heroes are about to come face-to-face with Woody’s long-lost father! In Australia! Will Woody abandon his adoptive brother and trusted partner-in-crime-fighting to embrace a hard-partying scoundrel with no sense of decency? Or…is the world’s worst superhero team about to become a terrible trio?

Plus: Back in America, DC’s super-science crime cabal is about to get an energizing new addition!

It’s going to be a real “Martha” moment when Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and dazzling artist extraordinaire Kano (Immortal Iron Fist) tear one family apart, only to bring another one together as “KISS KISS, KLANG KLANG” heads to a death-defying finish!

Quantum and Woody! #6 Comes Kicking And Screaming Into Harbinger Wars 2 This May!

Valiant has revealed a first look inside Quantum and Woody! (2017) #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of a PULSE-POUNDING TIE-IN TO Harbinger Wars 2, the seismic summer event of 2018! On May 30th, red-hot rising star Eliot Rahal and fan-favorite artist Francis Portela take the reins as the world’s worst superhero team faces their toughest challenge yet – surviving the biggest catastrophe the Valiant Universe has ever witnessed!

In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless… No cars… No phones… No quantum control bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them together, the world’s worst superhero team have 24 hours before they disintegrate into nothingness… Now, stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be and secure the streets of the nation’s capital…before time runs out?

Featuring covers by Ariel OlivettiGeoff Shaw, and Javier Pulido – comes kicking and screaming into Valiant’s cataclysmic summer crossover!

Review: Quantum & Woody #4

QW2017_004_COVER-A_TEDESCO“They went looking for Woody’s birth father…and they’re about to wish they didn’t! Woody’s pop has left a long trail of broken promises and broken bottles behind him across the decades. Now, Quantum and Woody – the world’s worst superhero team, currently estranged – are thousands of miles from home, riding shotgun across Australia with the human dive bar that forever changed the course of both their lives. Will the senior Van Chelton convert his long-lost son to his hard-traveling ways? And can Quantum take on an older, smarter, and slightly more inebriated version of his unpredictable partner?”

After an emotional detour story about Quantum and Woody’s relationship with their father and by extension each other, we’re back to follow up with where the second issue left us. In a plane on the way to find Woody’s biological father.

Quantum & Woody #5 is a visually stimulating comic that you can’t help but get drawn into. Kano’s layout on the opening page is simplistic in a basic grid layout, but within half a second you’ll immediately recognize the shape of the panels given the context of the setting. It’s simple yet very effective stuff that draws your attention in just as much and the visual representation of the sound effects from Dave Sharpe‘s lettering.

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Despite what it says, I heard Eye Of The Tiger.

Written by Daniel Kibblesmith, Quantum & Woody #4 is a comic that uses humour to add to the story without actually relying on it to be the main draw, but rather as a pleasant addition (which is a good thing, for me at least, as I didn’t find anything side splittingly hilarious). Kibblesmith keeps the fine balance between the silly and the serious throughout the issue with neither over shadowing the other. Comics with comedy are often more miss than hit for me, but with Quantum & Woody, Kibblesmith has a sure fire hit.

It doesn’t matter if you’re unfamiliar with the characters when starting this series (I was), as by the time you get to the fourth issue you’ll have fallen in love with the self aware story telling that’s going to leave you aching for more. A brilliant read all around.

Story: Daniel Kibblesmith Art: Kano Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Story: 8.8 Art: 8.9 Overall: 9.2 (because rounding) Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Preview: Quantum & Woody! (2017) #4

QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) # 4

Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (JAN182020)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (JAN182021)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (JAN182022)
Q&W Icon Variant by FRED HEMBECK (JAN182023)
Pre-Order Edition by NICK PITARRA (OCT171909)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+ | On Sale MARCH 21st

There are bad dads. And then there’s Rutherford Van Chelton…

They went looking for Woody’s birth father…and they’re about to wish they didn’t! Woody’s pop has left a long trail of broken promises and broken bottles behind him across the decades. Now, Quantum and Woody – the world’s worst superhero team, currently estranged – are thousands of miles from home, riding shotgun across Australia with the human dive bar that forever changed the course of both their lives. Will the senior Van Chelton convert his long-lost son to his hard-traveling ways? And can Quantum take on an older, smarter, and slightly more inebriated version of his unpredictable partner?

Valiant’s high-energy superheroes are hitting the road for a once-in-a-lifetime family reunion as rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Show with Stephen Colbert) and eye-popping artist Kano (Daredevil) bring “KISS KISS, KLANG KLANG” south of the equator!

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Black Panther Annual #1 (Marvel) – Some of Black Panther’s greatest creators return for this annual.

Deathbed #1 (Vertigo) – We’ve read it, it’s amazing and entertaining. A writer is hired to tell the life of a mysterious person… then the twist happens.

Fence #4 (BOOM! Studios) – A wonderful series that takes the best of sports focused manga and gives it a Western twist. Every issues is fantastic.

Hit-Girl #1 (Image Comics) – The Kick-Ass reboot was a mixed bag but we’re hoping this one will be better.

Infinity Countdown: Prime #1 (Marvel) – Marvel’s next event is gearing up and we’re excited to see where it goes.

James Bond: The Body #2 (Dynamite Entertainment) – Have you read the first issue!? Bond recounts tales as to how he received the scars he has. A fantastic way to frame the story.

Mata Hari #1 (Dark Horse/Berger Books) – A new release from Berger Books is on our radar and a series we’re automatically looking forward to checking out.

Punks Not Dead #1 (IDW Publishing/Black Crown) – A new release from Black Crown is on our radar and a series we’re automatically looking forward to checking out.

Quantum and Woody #3 (Valiant) – One of the most entertaining superhero comics on the market. The team up will keep you entertained from the action and the laughter.

Rust Vol. 4 (BOOM! Studios/Archaia) – If you’ve read the first three volumes of this series, you know why it’s on this list. From the beautiful art to the amazing storytelling, this volume wraps up the series about a mechanical boy trying to live his life post war. We’re expecting a tearjerker.

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