Quantum and Woody
|Quantum and Woody|
|Publication date||(Valiant Entertainment)
June 1997 - January 2000
|Number of issues||22|
|Main character(s)||Quantum, Woody|
(Valiant Comics)Tom Fowler
Quantum and Woody is a comic book series co-created by writer Christopher Priest and illustrator Mark Bright. After Acclaim Entertainment purchased the rights to the Valiant catalog in 1994, Quantum and Woody was introduced to the Valiant Universe. In 2013 Valiant Entertainment began publishing a re-imagined version of the characters written by James Asmus with art by Tom Fowler.
The first volume of Quantum and Woody was published by Acclaim Comics for 17 issues beginning in June 1997 and ending in October 1998. It returned for 5 issues released between September 1999 and January 2000.
On March 21, 2013 Valiant Entertainment released a teaser signaling the return of Quantum and Woody. The image read "The World's Greatest Comic Company Presents...The World's Worst Superhero Team".
On March 26 a new series written by James Asmus with art by Tom Fowler was announced. It was given a July 2013 release date. The characters in the new series are re-imagined and do not continue the story line of the previous series.
On October 12, 2013, Valiant announced that Priest and Bright would be returning to produce a five-issue miniseries (scheduled for release in 2014) featuring the original Quantum and Woody, set twenty years after the last issue of the original series.
Fictional character biography
Valiant Entertainment Version
Eric Henderson and Woodrow Van Chelton are adoptive brothers. After years of estrangement they are brought together by the mysterious death of their father (Woody's foster father). They set out to find their father's killer and, in the course of their investigation, are accidentally imbued with powers.
Eric Henderson is a decorated Army tactical officer. Woodrow Van Chelton is a goofy guy with a guitar (but no band). His idea of detective work is hanging a suspect out of a window. They are childhood friends who have lost touch with one another as they entered their teenage years. Now re-united after the deaths of their fathers in a helicopter crash they begin investigating the suspicious deaths, and become victims of a high-tech industrial accident that turns their bodies into pure energy. The metal gauntlets they each wear must be slammed together every 24 hours to reset their energy matrix, or their atoms will break apart and their bodies will fade away. Eric takes the code name "Quantum" to work undercover and find his father’s killer. Woodrow wants to avenge his father’s death too, but declares that as "code names are stupid", people can call him "Woody."
- 1997 Squiddy Award for 'best creative team' and 'best ongoing series of the 1990s'.
- 2014 Shortlisted for Excelsior Award for Quantum and Woody vol 1. - World's Worst. 
In October 2012 Valiant Entertainment announced it would release every previously published Quantum and Woody issue via Digital Distributor comiXology. The first half would arrive on 10/24/2012 while the second arrives a week later. After the initial announcement it was leaked to Bleeding Cool News that two unpublished issues existed and that those issues would be released as well. These issues were not released with the previously published material and no announcement has been made as to their availability.
- "Valiant Fan: Quantum and Woody". ValiantFan.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "2013 Return Teaser". newsarama.com. Retrieved 2013-03-25.
- "2013 Interview With New Creators". newsarama.com. Retrieved 2013-03-26.
- NYCC EXCLUSIVE: Priest & Bright Reunite For "Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody", by Steve Sunu, at Comic Book Resources; published October 12, 2013; retrieved March 9, 2014
- "NYCC Exclusive – Quantum & Woody at Valiant Updated". comicbeat.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19.
- "Two Completed, Unpublished, Quantum And Woody Comics To Be Published On ComiXology". bleedingcool.com. Retrieved 2012-10-19.