Quantum & Woody #1, Valiant

Willing to poke fun at everything, Quantum & Woody #1 (Valiant Entertainment) sprinkles witty humor and frenzied action into an outrageously comedic read. Terrific right from the start, new readers and longtime fans will absolutely root for the worst superhero duo in the world!

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!

Here are 5 reasons why you should read Quantum & Woody #1:

5) A Larger Thing!

Quantum & Woody #1

During our interview at the recent New York Comic Con, writer Christopher Hastings describes the first story arc, “My main thing has been like, every issue is a self contained story that is super fun on its own, but can also tie itself to a larger thing. I love the single issue comics. I feel like we don’t get a ton these days. For a comedy especially, it’s formatted to a sitcom. A sitcom is 22 minutes. A comic is 20 pages. You can structure them the same say. I’ve been focused on really tight individual stories, that also have a through-line in the background.”

4) The Writing!

Writer Christopher Hastings has a superb knack for comedic dialogue, setting up the punchlines with precision. The nonstop banter between two brothers, who are always getting on each other’s nerves, is a major highlight. The lettering by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou hilariously pokes fun at social media, especially with the comments on a Reddit page.  

3) The Art!

Artist Ryan Browne absolutely nails the comedic timing with just the right poses. In a tight panel, Woody zaps people away when he points his finger guns at them. Notice how the comedy works in every page because Quantum happens to be the straight man, with his serious demeanor and reactions.

2) The Colors! 

The vibrant colors by Ruth Redmond really stand out when the superhuman characters start using their powers. Quantum’s energy blasts are bright blue in the pages. The background turns to a green tone during the action-packed climatic finale.

1) The Perfect Introduction!

Quantum & Woody #1

Quantum & Woody #1 is a perfect introduction to the madcap adventures that readers are in for. I am super excited for what happens next!

Quantum & Woody #1 arrives in stores on January 29th, 2020. 

By Jorge Solis