Quantum and Woody #1

Writer: James Asmus Artist: Tom Fowler Publisher: Valiant Comics Release Date: July 10, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 19 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

Writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves, Gambit, The End Times of Bram & Ben) and artist Tom Fowler (Venom, Hulk: Season One) punt the world’s worst superhero team headfirst into the Valiant Universe!

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 h more

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Russell Johnson Jul 9, 2013

    Quantum and Woody is now on top of my must read list and should be on your's as well. This title is a stunning mixture of fun, action and mystery. These two misfits just might make for the perfect superhero team and Quantum and Woody might just be the perfect superhero book. I'm buying what Asmus, Fowler and Valiant are selling and so should you! Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Stash My Comics - Leo Johnson Jul 11, 2013

    Valiant has consistently published great books, so it's no surprise that this book is off to a great start. Perfect for readers looking to check out a Valiant title or just get to know the characters for the first time. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Comic Book Bin - Jeremy Whitley Jul 16, 2013

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  • 9.0
    Comic Booked - David Vandervliet Jul 11, 2013

    James Armus' story doesn't get weighed down by trying to tell too much back story or exposition. Instead he focuses on giving us a great picture of who Eric (Quantum) and Woody are as characters, and a taste of how they got there. We are left wanting to know more, but we are not clueless about what is going on. Then he sets their world in motion, setting over a chain events that will bring them back together, and change their lives forever. Tom Fowler has an expressive and dynamic style which help set the book's humorous tone. It reminded me a lot of Keith Giffen: comic, but not cartoony. His work is nicely paired by colorist Jordie Bellaire. It's the coloring that, for me, links this book's style to the Valiant Universe. It nicely complements the art of the other series', connecting them all with a bold, but not flashy palette, grounded in the real world. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    IGN - Benjamin Bailey Jul 10, 2013

    If you need that extra push to purchase this comic then it is: Quantum and Woody is drawn by Tom Fowler and colored by Jordie Bellaire. Seriously, that is all you need to know. Fowler is probably the most underrated artist in the industry, a guy that the Big Two should be begging for. His characters are some of the most expressive you'll see in modern comics and his action is second to none. We don't see a lot of that action in this issue, but with Fowler on board you can rest easy knowing that when crap hits the fan, it's gonna look damn good. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics: The Gathering - kanchilr1 Jul 9, 2013

    This may be the strongest of the Valiant issues on hand if the first issue is any indication. Quantum and Woody is a fearless title as it does not shy away from humor, drama, or superheroics. This book has a lot to live up too in the subsequent issues. I wish the best of luck for Tom Fowler and James Asmus to continue the brilliance. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Barron Network - Robber Barron Jul 11, 2013

    If you enjoy reading books that are simply fun and make you laugh Woody & Quantum is an easy sell. It's too early to tell if this series will become a powerhouse but I will definitely be returning for the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Kelly Thompson Jul 11, 2013

    With such a solid first issue, "Quantum and Woody" is poised to be yet another critically acclaimed hit for Valiant comics. In a very short time, Valiant's line seems determined to bring readers smart, fun comics with talented creators -- comics that operate just slightly outside the corporate comics box, to the benefit of all involved. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Den Of Geek! - Mike Cecchini Jul 9, 2013

    Quantum and Woody may be the world's worst superhero team, but they're still one of the week's best comics. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Joey Caswell Jul 10, 2013

    Quantum and Woody is a hilarious series that is sure to do well. There really arent enough humorous comic books out right now, and even fewer that are done right. This series is both of these things, and also provides action and intrigue. The writing is natural and fun, and the artwork is excellent. Valiant has yet to stumble with any of their books and it looks like Quantum and Woody will maintain their prolific awesomeness! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Jul 10, 2013

    This is where some people will get mad. Valiant has done it again. They have released yet another great comic you'll have to add to your pull list. James Asmus delivers on making this book have a distinct feel. This is not just another superhero book. It's the "world's worst superhero team" book. Getting to know who the characters are gives it a set up feel but this is crucial for anyone to be able to dive in and enjoy the issue. Do yourself a favor and check out what's going to become a new favorite. Plus, how often do you get to see a character pee in a bathtub? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    CHUD - Jeb Delia Jul 13, 2013

    Fowler and Bellaire do a serviceable job here, but that's all that's really needed for this phase of the story. It's a first issue, so naturally Quantum & Woody has yet to really tip its hand. This just isn't a showy book, and the weirder elements of the series aren't in play yet. Still, they do a good job of capturing the humor and humanity needed to make Asmus' script work. All in all, a really solid book. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Jul 24, 2013

    Tom Fowler's art is a perfect match for the story by Asmus, he has a great sense of humor in his art but more tongue in cheek than broadly comedic. The panel-to-panel story flow worked wonderfully, the best part was the lack of gratuitous splash pages and double page spreads that are overused in so many comics. We get one full page splash to end the issue and it's appropriate from an artistic & storytelling perspective. We get a lot of necessary setup in this issue, but a decent amount of story flow too. That said, the story looks like it will really kick into gear with #2. I was given everything I needed to understand and enjoy this issue between the covers of #1 and I'm looking forward to next issue, which is the exact mission of a #1 comic. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Multiversity Comics - David Harper and Brian Salvatore Jul 10, 2013

    But overall, I'm a big fan of this book. It's not the original series from Priest and Bright, but I don't want it to be. It effectively captures the spirit of the original series while being its own thing, Asmus gets the characters and how to use them, and the team of Fowler and Bellaire creates some downright perfect art for the story. This isn't my favorite first Valiant issue, but it's a damn fine book with tons of potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jul 10, 2013

    While this first issue certainly provides enough story to get any newbie (like myself) into Quantum and Woody with a fair amount of curiosity to spare, my hope is that what were getting here is simply a warm-up to characters who have never been handled to any great degree (and not for many years, in fact) by anyone other than their original creators. Like lukewarm TV pilots that can eventually lead to knockout hit series, the kernel of a great book seems to be in here. Just how long it takes to fully evolve is the big question. Given Valiants recent track record with title launches, however, its likely worth the wait. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - David Pepose Jul 9, 2013

    While this is not a perfect debut, there are more hits than misses to this first issue of the reborn Quantum and Woody. Particularly with Asmus's smart redefinition of the duo's relationship, there is a lot of potential for this partnership, as they explore family, heroism, and doing the right thing (or at least trying and failing miserably). With their new origin story out of the way, Asmus and Fowler have earned my interest for their next installment " once superpowers fall into the mix, there's no telling where Quantum and Woody might end up. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Florida Geek Scene - IHAVEYOURSHIT Jul 24, 2013

    Fowler makes giving a shit about this title so damn easy for me. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Jul 16, 2013

    There's a lot of interesting stuff going on in this issue, but I find myself a little bit bothered by the slow build. Yes, we get a good look inside the minds of Eric and Woody but, like the opening, it feels like they're trying a little too hard. It has been a while since I read the original Quantum And Woody issues, but this issue just feels like it's trying a bit hard to recapture the tone of the original while keeping the requisite "bad-ass" necessary to sell a comic book in today's market. Quantum And Woody #1 is a decent issue, even if it doesn't quite fully capture the late-90s zeitgeist of the original, and I'm at least interested in seeing where this first arc ends up. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Geeks Unleashed - Chris Romero Jul 12, 2013

    Eric is a stereotypical hardass cop with a chip on his shoulder, and Woody is a playboy with little below the surface. Granted, the title is in its very early stages, and knowing Asmus' talent, the script has potential to step up its game. Artists Tom Fowler and Jordie Bellaire (check out this colorist's amazing work in Mara and The Massive) illustrate a funky and chaotic book; ideal for the story's comical tone. Quantum and Woody #1 isn't a memorable debut, but Valiant has been putting out some excellent titles recently, so I'll check out the next issue. Read Full Review

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