Valiant is becoming known for releasing great new series after great new series. Here's a spoiler, QUANTUM & WOODY is another example of this.
As with their other titles, the first issue serves as the ideal jumping on point/introduction to the characters that have been around before. With the tagline as the "World's Worst Superhero Team, how could you not want to see what this is about?
We start out with the two heroes in action. This establishes who they will be. Then we're treated to a flashback showing who they were, leading up to the present. This allows us to really get to know Woody and Eric. Their relationship and personalities is what is going to set this series apart from others. James Asmus is setting it all up and we get many great little bits of humor thrown in that will make you chuckle.
Tom Fowler's art is great. You get a great sense of who the characters are by their expressions and the variation in the different locations really puts him to the test. It's hard to tell who will be having more fun with this series, the creators or the readers.
There's not much to complain about but this is a set up issue. Obviously this is crucial for new readers and even those familiar with the characters from before. We have to know who the characters are and where they came from but you can't help but be on the edge of your seat waiting for it all to explode in action.
The art was great and we do see lots of different locales but some (hallways, lab) had plain backgrounds that distracted me a little.
And of course, there's no goat despite what we see on the cover.
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?