In October 2013, Valiant Entertainment announced original "Quantum and Woody" creators Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright would return for an all-new miniseries featuring the world's worst superhero team -- and in October 2014, fans will finally be able to get their hands on the first issue. Getting announced at Special Edition: NYC this weekend, Christopher Priest and M.D. Bright's "Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody" #1 will hit stores October 15, opening a new chapter for Quantum and Woody 20 years after the final issue of their original Valiant ongoing.
"As a longtime Quantum and Woody fan, this project is a dream come true, as is diving into the material and working with these amazingly talented creators," said series editor Alejandro Arbona said in a statement. "Getting in all-new scripts and all-new art of the new adventures of Eric Henderson and Woody Van Chelton is surreal. Quantum and Woody are back!"
"The guys have found some way to separate themselves, so they literally have not seen each other in at least a decade or more," Priest told CBR in October 2013. "Woody has gone on to other things. He's not doing the hero bit anymore. Eric continued being Quantum for quite a while, but he actually stopped being Quantum for a number of years and no one has seen the masked vigilante Quantum in quite a while. It's just like old friends rediscovering themselves. Basically, Woody is off living his life, the Quantum character reappears on the news and some news chopper gets a shot of Quantum in action. At first, Woody is kind of scoffing at him, because he knows Eric's way too old to be running around like this now. But then he sees on the news that Quantum has a new partner -- and the partner's like a teenage sidekick. Woody thinks Eric's lost his mind, that he's being really reckless and irresponsible, endangering some kid. In theory, Woody thinks he has to seek Quantum out and confront him about this new behavior and talk some sense into him."
If that weren't enough for "Quantum and Woody" fans, Valiant also plans to release "The Complete Quantum and Woody Omnibus" on the release date for "Q2," which collects "Quantum and Woody" #0-21 and #32, "The Goat: H.A.E.D.U.S." #1 and "X-O Manowar" #16 with backup stories from the original "Quantum and Woody" trade paperbacks, "Thunk" -- a never-before-collected short story -- and much more.
Check out the solicitation info for both "Q2" and the omnibus collection below.
Q2: THE RETURN OF QUANTUM AND WOODY #1 (of 5)
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST
Art & Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
$3.99 | T+ | 32 pgs. | ON SALE 10/15/14
THE COMPLETE QUANTUM AND WOODY CLASSIC OMNIBUS HC
Written by CHRISTOPHER PRIEST with BRIAN AUGUSTYN
Art by M.D. BRIGHT with CHARLIE ADLARD, KEITH GIFFEN, OSCAR JIMENEZ, KEVIN KOBASICK, and BART SEARS
Cover by M.D. BRIGHT
$99.99 | T+ | 624 pgs. | ON SALE 10/15/14