The world’s worst superhero team is back- the new Quantum and Woody book was officially announced today by Valiant Comics.
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 home, folks! Quantum and Woody are coming! And the action-packed, zeitgeist-shredding exploitation stunt comic you demanded is here at last.
Quantum and Woody is a classic book from Valiant and one that fans have been asking for since the brand reemerged last year. Originally released back in 1997 when Acclaim (yes, that Acclaim) bought Valiant Comics by the team of Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright, Quantum and Woody quickly grew a devoted fan base and the book actually became pretty darned popular even with fans outside of the Valiant imprint.
Personally, I remember the buzz about Q&W and the book seemed to be everywhere for a good while in the late ’90s. According to the writer of the new series, James Asmus, not only does he remember the legacy that the book left, but he was chomping at the bit to recreate it.
“In all of comics, there’s no other book that mixed style and substance quite like Quantum and Woody. I was willing to literally kill someone for the chance to write the relaunch for the new Valiant Universe. I might have. Those first days after I got the call are a blur. But Quantum and Woody isn’t (just) a superhero book – it’s action-comedy, it’s family drama, it’s a boys-meet-goat tale that tugs at the heartstrings,” said writer James Asmus.
Stay tuned comic fans, the World’s Worst super team relaunches on July 10th with Quantum and Woody #1 from James Asmus and Tom Fowler.