Quantum & Woody: Valiant-Sized 1

Crisis of the infinite Woody-verse!
Writer Tim Siedell (Star Wars: Darth Vader and the Cry of
Shadows) and Harvey Award nominees James Asmus (The Delinquents) and Pere Pérez
(Archer & Armstrong) launch the world’s worst superhero team into an
overloaded adventure that only a VALIANT-SIZED 40-page giant could possibly
handle!
An asteroid is about to destroy the planet, but with Quantum
and Woody at the front line of an international team of heroes, everything’s
sure to…oh sweet mercy, we’re doomed. And that’s BEFORE Thomas Edison opens a
rip in the space-time continuum and lets in the mirror-image Woody of the
alterna-verse!
So, this was definitely an odd one.  In fact, I’m still not even sure what went
down in this issue.  From what I
gathered, this is a one-shot spin-off from the ongoing Quantum & Woody
series.  Can’t say I’ve read the series
myself, but if it’s anything like this book, it’s out there.  So, the protagonist of the identically named
story are foster brothers who gained powers through a lab accident.  The only catch is that they must touch their
bracelets together every 24 hours, or else they’ll explode on the cellular
level.
This issue explores the multi-verse idea of this series’
universe, an idea that’s handled in a much more light-hearted manner.  I don’t know, the book had its humorous
moments, but the majority of the story, I felt you really needed to have a
working knowledge of the overall series to really get into it.  Many of the references and flashbacks, I
didn’t really get because this was my introduction to the characters.  The issue also contained a couple of short
epilogue stories that brought a bit of closure to the main one and opened
things up for storylines to come. 
Unfortunately, they didn’t exactly clarify things and therefore left me
wanting.  The artwork was pretty solid
and like I said, it made me chuckle a few times, but if you have any interest
in getting into this series, I would recommend starting from the beginning
rather than here.  I really think any new
reader will appreciate this story more, if go back to its roots.

Quantum & Woody: Valiant-Sized number one is a great one-shot for the avid follower, but newcomers should stay away. No doubt there are a few trades out of the source material to get you started on this series. So, for all of you Quantum & Woody fans out there, prepare yourselves for a rousing jaunt through a multi-verse like no other, with revelations galore! So, go pick yours up today. For more info on where to find this issue, visit the Valiant website, or the Valiant Facebook page.


Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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