Coloured by Jordie Bellaire. Coming together again after their foster father's death, the two become imbued with energy powers after being framed for their father's death. After a grueling period of labor, Vincent finally gave birth, but not to a baby goat, but instead to a fully-grown duplicate of Derek Henderson! 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As revealed by The Beat, here’s your first look at Quantum and Woody! their bands together, at least once every twenty-four hours or they disintegrate into energy. Quantum can use his energy powers to create a shield. Scientists at the government organization G.A.T.E. Their connection to this field is in a constant state of decay, requiring them to touch their control bands together every 24 hours or to lose corporeal stability and revert to energy form. What Happens: At Quantum and Woody’s old school 2 kids encounter ghosts. Being hypnotized, neither Quantum nor Woody knew this was happening, but they knew something was wrong. The biggest take away from the trip was that their powers only worked when they were apart from each other. Recently Quantum and Woody have returned from an alternate reality called "The Otherverse." Quantum had a wife named Millie and Woody was in therapy. While fleeing the base, they also freed a strange, superpowered goat, as well as a clone named Miss Sixty-Nine. They soon discover that the control bands are molecularly bonded to them - making it impossible to ever take them off - and they have to link up, or KLANG! Supervillains and mad scientists are on the loose and only the world's worst superhero duo can save us Eric and Woody Henderson have been a lot of things - fractious foster brothers, washed up failures, and, ever since the freak accident that gave them their powers, reluctant crimefighting partners. The problems with Skinner's Grudge League came to a head when the now-empowered goons attacked the brothers at the zoo. Quantum and Woody His boss Terrence Magnum discovered Eric's identity as Quantum, and promoted him to Magnum Security's "personal superhero". People actually liked them as heroes, and thanks to "couples'" counseling, they were even becoming closer as brothers and partners. And Tesla wasn't lying, he indeed employed Rutherford Van Chelton as a sound engineer. Location But now against all odds they’ll be Earth’s LAST hope of stopping a coalition of mad scientists from destroying the planet! The story revolves around Woody getting some strange new powers and wanting to clear the brothers’ names. The dynamic duo was created by industry vets Christopher Priest and M. D. Bright when - as the story goes - their publisher asked them to come up with a “Power Man and Iron Fist” type double act. Woody was arrested, and decided that to save his own skin, he needed to rat on the ERA. Next: Valiant's X-O MANOWAR Returns To Comic Shops in November. He used the drugs to make them perform violent acts, normally just being extra violent while stopping crimes, such as when stopping burglars from robbing a sketchy pharmaceutical company caused their getaway driver to become brutally injured. The powers are centered on the control bands, which act as a kind of conduit for the quantum energy that’s constantly trying to demolecularize them. Washington, D.C. The Otherverse created entire fake lives for them, with Quantum being a powerful superhero, and Woody being a popular but depressed playboy. Universe When the stories first hit comic shops in 1997, Eric Henderson (aka Quantum) and Woodrow Van Chelton (aka Woody) weren’t brothers but estranged childhood best friends whose fathers were founders of an energy research company and later killed in the same helicopter crash. Vincent's body flushed it's quantum powers and Derek's consciousness out, into a new, unstable energy body. Quantum and Woody go their separate ways, with Quantum remaining in Paris to investigate a suspicious-acting Toyo Harada, while Woody heads home for two girls and a pizza. Bright (original)James Asmus (reboot)Tom Fowler (reboot) Magnum sent Eric--and Woody by extension--to Montana in order to shut down a far-right terrorist organization called The Last Guard, who were seeking to start a war to stop liberals from controlling the world. Their investigation at the physics lab led to a massive accident, with their father's project melting down. The ERA's secret leader Thomas Edison learned of Woody's plans, however, and kidnapped the brothers. Negative One told Woody that she worked for the same mysterious benefactor as his father, and at her request, Woody kidnapped Quantum so he could visit his birth father in Australia. Notes. The final product turned out more like a “Wesley Snipes and Woody Harrelson in White Men Can’t Jump with super-powers” type deal. Arriving in July, Quantum & Woody #8 starts the new “Separation Anxiety” arc, wherein being in close proximity of each other causes Eric’s and Woody’s powers to stop working. The characters are what makes the Valiant Comics Universe so criminally underrated, with its stable of diverse characters and a treasure trove of award-winning interconnected storylines. Since it was forgetting to Klang that opened a hole to the Otherverse in the first place, it only took excessive Klanging to close the portal. Just a Creep.” When readers last were graced with the misadventures of Quantum and Woody, we saw … They both have powers they barely use and usually take care of bad guys inadvertently while arguing. There, they met a young, smart boy named Kid Tesla, a descendant of scientist Nikola Tesla and rival to the ERA. In both the original and 2013 reboot, the origin story is fundamentally the same, and, most importantly, in both versions, the bands are the only things holding their particles together by closing the circuit of energy they’ve stumbled into and containing their energy. Lettered by Dave Lanphear. Review. Eric (Quantum) is a straight-laced ex-millitary security specialist. Since then he hasn't stopped exploring new ways to write and share what he loves with readers. Eric adopted a secret identity, "Quantum", and made a costume complete with mask and (initially) cape. Woody is the wisecracking partner and best friend of Quantum. Alignment In the original run, the two are investigating the suspicious demise of their (respective) fathers when they get locked in an “isolation chamber” and are nearly converted into energy until the control bands they’re each wearing make contact, with a KLANG! Original: Quantum and Woody #1 (June, 1997)Reboot: Quantum and Woody (Volume 2) #1 (July, 2013). Somewhere out there within the underbelly of Tinsel Town lies a pilot script for Quantum & Woody, a television series based on the Valiant Comics … While Woody might be lying about (some of) his new powers, Quantum actually does expand his abilities by thinking outside of the box. The relationship between the brothers is the strong point of this book. The rebooted versions of the characters introduced in 2013 are foster brothers but otherwise have a similar origin. In the version of Quantum and Woody published by the 2010s incarnation of Valiant Entertainment, Eric Henderson and Woodrow ("Woody") Van Chelton are adoptive brothers. Hand Blast: Quantum and Woody's wristbands allow them to shoot energy blasts based on their shared quantum energy. Created by Christopher Priest and M.D. and it's desire to keep them all locked up. Eric and Woody made up, and agreed to work together as heroes again. Their pet goat, Vincent, functions as the team's sidekick and mascot. EXCLUSIVE: Quantum And Woody, an adaptation of the Valiant Entertainment comic that has Avengers: Infinity War helmers Anthony Russo and Joe … Quotes By combining their powers, they create all kinds of handy effects. Edison revealed himself, and offered a deal--in exchange for allowing the ERA to study their powers, Edison would free the boys from the need to klang, as well as reunite them with their father. What are their powers? Woody’s band emits a force blast, and Quantum’s band blasts out destructive energy beams. Who Are Quantum & Woody, Valiant Comics’ Superhero Brothers? Apparently, years prior, the ERA had taken a back-up of Derek Henderson's memories, and placed them in the very same superpowered goat Eric and Woody had taken from them. Powers and Abilities Edit Quantum and Woody are permanently bonded to a quantum energy field of nearly unlimited size. This article has no additional notes or trivia. While defeating Kaiju was relatively simple, they soon encountered a powerful reality warper called Infomercial. The result is a massive explosion, which they miraculously survive completely unharmed, though not unchanged. The duo didn't bite, however, and tricked Edison into confessing his bizarre crimes over a walkie-talkie, causing the police to raid the base, and allowing Woody and Quantum to escape with their lives, powers, and their pet/father. Art by Tom Fowler. After initially fighting, Woody managed to convince Eric to investigate their father's mysterious death at his lab. Woodrow Henderson, known by his nickname Woody, tends to be more of a goofball screw-up. Using their new powers, Woody and Eric decided to act as superheroes to continue investigating their father's death. The ERA kidnapped Woody, planning on experimenting on him to study his powers, but Quantum managed to infiltrate the lair and save him. Quantum and Woody are two foster brothers who function as an inept superhero team. The brother's friend in the police force, Detective Cejudo, discovered the mind control while arresting the goons and told the brothers what was happening. Full name A one-stop shop for all things video games. The fight this caused led Woody to join up with an old flame of his named Jacklean, and rob a museum with her--the same museum Eric had recently been hired to guard. This issue was released in May 1997 (with a cover date of September 1997). Written By Christopher Hastings Art By Ryan Browne Colors By Ruth Redmond Variant Covers By Caspar Wijngaard, Will Robson with Jim Charalampidis, Steve Lieber with Ron Chan Published By Valiant Entertainment “Oh, He wasn’t really a supervillain, huh? Quantum and Woody's combined powers are what makes them such fascinating characters and a continually welcome part of the Valiant Comics universe. While Quantum managed to fight off the goons, Woody's hypnotic triggers were activating, making him kill a panda bear, which was live-streamed across the internet, fulfilling Skinner's goal. Soon after their adventures in Australia, the heroes had returned home, only find they could not use their powers, or even properly Klang. It wasn’t until the characters were reimagined by writer James Asmus and illustrator Tom Fowler in 2013, when the newly-minted Valiant Entertainment came online, that the two became adoptive brothers. Quantum and Woody are two adopted brothers who argue constantly, but must stay in close proximity to "klang" their bracelets together once every 23 hours or they will explode. “The World’s Worst Superhero Team,” is without question Quantum and Woody. This article does not have a synopsis recorded yet. Quantum fires a heat beam while Woody fires beams of force. As Woody bonded with his dad, Quantum discovered that Tesla wanted to use the heroes' powers to create an infinite source of energy to fuel a planet-wide brainwashing. Click the button below to start this article in quick view. informed the brothers that Infomercial was a living embodiment of the Otherverse's limitless creation potential, and the only way to stop him was to send him back where he came from. He spent one final day with his sons, and despite Eric's desperate attempts to stabilize his father, he faded away into energy. But something else came back with… 60 Appearances of Quantum and Woody (Valiant Entertainment), https://valiant.fandom.com/wiki/Quantum_and_Woody_(Valiant_Entertainment)?oldid=70804. Creators After years of estrangement they are brought together by the mysterious death of their father (Woody's foster father). It's worth mentioning that this is where things diverge between the 1997 and 2013 storylines. They set out to find their father's killer and, in the course of their investigation, are accidentally imbued with powers. Woody’s powers are offensive, with the ability to shoot energy beams from his hands. After a day of trying to save people from the chaos, they seemingly disintegrated into energy. All the latest gaming news, game reviews and trailers. As Magnum prepared to just wipe the town off the map and be done with it, Quantum rallied the rednecks against "The Man" who tried to set them up. Their journey leads to an encounter with another family who uses their powers to cause some chaos for a bad client. He's recently finished writing the first volume of his own graphic novel, which is currently being illustrated. This form was similar to what Woody and Eric had become after the accident gave them their powers, but without a Quantum Band to stabilize him, Derek was running out of time. Christian is a lifelong comic book reader, cinephile, and storyteller, whose passions led him to studying creative writing in university. Where Woody is more impulsive and volatile, his powers manifest as explosive beams and blasts, which are primarily offensive. Their investigations lead them to discover Edison's Radical Acquisitions, or the ERA, an organization of scientists trying to uncover the secrets of Derek Henderson's work. Related: Exclusive: THE HARBINGER Writers Tease A New Chapter For The Valiant Hero. Woody was soon exposed to the illusion, and went to talk to his brother, who was still caught up in the dream. The raw creation energy of the Otherverse was leaking out, forcing Quantum and Woody to confront the monsters that came with that. After a quick fight, an accidental klang sent them back to the real world. In Priest and Bright’s vision, the powers come off as somewhat of an afterthought, a means by which the characters can find their place amongst other superhero books. To this day, they are some of the best work to emerge from the dark times that were the 90s in comics, stories that are: hilarious, heart-warming, politically incorrect, and cool as hell. 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