Quantum and Woody Must Die #1

Quantum and Woody Must Die #1

Writer: James Asmus Artist: Steve Lieber Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: January 28, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.4Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (The Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are here to bring the most talked-about, most awardnot-winning-est heroes in comics to a whole new high! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there.

They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world's worst superhero team for complete and utter destruction. The fi rst target: their minds! But who are these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn't the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans - here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!])

  • 10
    Critical Blast - Mike Maillaro Jan 26, 2015

    Really, this new mini-series is just more of the same for Quantum and Woody...but that is definitely the best possible thing they could have done. The stories and characters are so damn entertaining, and Steve Lieber brings some terrific art talent to this title. Quantum and Woody was definitely my favorite comic that I read this week. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - Kevin Finnigan Jan 26, 2015

    Cracked up multiple times, Asmus and Lieber continue the high quality we've come to expect from Quantum & Woody Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jan 28, 2015

    Huzzah and kudos all around for making this a great introduction issue. Bring on the offspring of the Goat! Pick this up and learn to laugh at superheroes again and not ironically but because they Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - John McCubbin Jan 29, 2015

    Quantum and Woody: Must Die! gets off to a fantastic start, with the ominous fate of the world's worst superhero team leaving plenty of speculation. Highly recommended. Read Full Review

  • 8.9
    Geeked Out Nation - Ian Yoxon Jan 31, 2015

    Quantum and Woody Must Die! #1 was a fun read that's better than most Quantum and Woody stories I have read recently and is a good jumping on point for anyone who has heard about these guys and have never picked up an issue before. I'm actually excited to see the next issue because this new mini shows to have a lot of potential for the two. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Alex Mansfield Jan 26, 2015

    If you're lamenting the loss of Superior Foes of Spider-Man, get over it you baby. Nah, I'm just bustin' your labes, this is the book that will fill that whole in your heart. Successfully providing comedy, but not at the expense of satisfying action and character work, Asmus, Lieber, McCaig and letterer Dave Lanphear are giving this tawdrytandem a hearty helping of hubris that's big on laughs and short on shame. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outright Geekery - Adam Normal Jan 28, 2015

    If you are looking for hilarious banter, some nice action, and a book that won't break your bank because it is a mini, thenQuantum and Woody Must Die! #1 is what you are looking for. The plot may be a little slow for some, but I really enjoyed myself and I think you will too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Adam Kelly Jan 28, 2015

    This is a book I definitely recommend if you're a fan of comedy in comics done well and superhero stories that don't take themselves seriously at all. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Nerds Unchained - Jeremy Radick Jan 29, 2015

    I have no idea how this matches up with past adventures of the duo, but to this first-time reader, thiswas lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jeff Lake Jan 28, 2015

    Aiding Asmus in his shenanigans is artist Lieber. Having already worked on the equally ridiculous Superior Foes of Spider-Man, Lieber captures the book's irreverent spirit in spades. Much of the book and its humor depends on the artist's situational comedy, and he responds time and again with great physical movement and expression. His line work isn't always the cleanest, with some overly thick lines coming off as blocky, but as far as capturing tone goes, he's a perfect fit. If you like your funny book's funny, give this one a shot. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    The Latest Pull - Marcus Orchard Jan 30, 2015

    Overall, "Quantum and Woody Must Die #1" is a great debut for this miniseries. While the rest of the Valiant U is off doing epic things, these two are going out on their own irreverent adventures. It's easy to smile throughout the entire issue, and like most Valiant issues, this one is friendly to new readers. Anyone who is looking for a title that doesn't take itself seriously should give this one a look. In a market flooded with gritty superhero books, "Quantum and Woody Must Die #1" is a breath of fresh air. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jan 29, 2015

    Asmus is closing the walls in on the duo, delivering a very obvious threat while also adding elements of another possible issue with Skinner and another with their psychiatrist. At the same time, their profile has never been higher, as evidenced by the public's reaction at the end of the issue. Giving characters like these exactly what they want is great, because readers know they'll screw it up even while secretly hoping they succeed. While this first outing has some pacing issues, it's a great start to this bold new era of "Quantum & Woody." Asmus and Lieber are a good team; here's hoping they become a great team as the series moves forward. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Gizmo Feb 3, 2015

    I don't understand why the operators in an amoured truck would jump out after someone starts taking pot shots, it's the safest place to be in that situation. Other than that this is the enthusiastic return of Quantum and Woody I've been waiting for! Steve Lieber and Dave McCaig's interiors are not as good as that of previous Q&W artists, but they will do. There is enough outlandish action and demeaning humour to keep the series elevated. I only wish it could be ongoing again, but perhaps the self contained format will prove advantageous for story quality in the long run.

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