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QUANTUM AND WOODY: MUST DIE! #1 Review

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Is this really the end for the world’s worst superhero team? Read on to find out.

The official description from Valiant:

Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are here to bring the most talked-about, most award-not-winning-est heroes in comics to a whole new high! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there.

They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world’s worst superhero team for complete and utter destruction. Their first target: their minds! But who are these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn’t the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans – here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!])

QWMD_001_VARIANT_ZDARSKYQuantum and Woody have caused many catastrophes over the various series’ that have featured them, and it appears that this chaos has finally caught up with them, as Quantum and Woody: Must Die! Whenever I see these latter words in a comic book title, I always wonder if it’s real, or just speculation. In this case, the latter doesn’t appear to be the case, as with two extremely ticked off individuals looking for revenge, and Valiant‘s shift in creative perspective, it might be the final days for this loveable duo.

Having written the world’s worst superhero team for the last couple of years, James Asmus has became very familiar with the duo, creating some amazing tales along the way. This latest (and possibly final) tale proves to be just as exciting, with the mixture of humor and drama being utterly gripping. Asmus also does a fantastic job of building to future events, as not only will this opening issue appeal to established fans, but it’ll also entice new readers to give this hilarious duo a try.

Superior Foes of Spider-Man artist, Steve Lieber handles the illustrations on this series, astounding this fanboy from page one. The way that he captures the energy, and comical tone of Quantum and Woody is truly amazing, with the dynamic flow being just as captivating. Despite all this, it’s the way that he captures the character emotion that really fascinates me, as whether it’s the joy of our chaotic duo, or the cynicism within their foes, it always proves powerful. The colours of Dave McCaig also add great depth, with the vibrant tone being the perfect finish to these great visuals.

Quantum and Woody: Must Die! gets off to a fantastic start, with the ominous fate of the world’s worst superhero team leaving plenty of speculation. Highly recommended.

OUR RATING
9
  • + Quantum and Woody cause yet more chaos!
  • + Steve Lieber's energetic art fits this series perfectly.
  • + Plenty of speculation throughout.
  • - The Domino Twins weren't very interesting.

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