Source: Quantum & Woody #0
Valiant’s next zero numbered issue drops this week in the form of the origin story everyone wanted to hear, but nobody expected: Goat! James Asmus and Tom Fowler are back together again, and it’s fantastic. Asmus and Fowler show again why Quantum & Woody is one of Valiant’s best titles. This story has everything; comedy, cloning, romance and most importantly; goat romance.
The issue starts off with Eric and Woody selling the goat to a local petting zoo. As they drive away, we see a flashback to the humble beginnings of Goat on a small farm in Kansas. Late one night he catches a news story about Dolly, the cloned sheep and is instantly infatuated with the fabricated livestock. After going on an odyssey across the world, Goat winds up at the Thundermoist Summer Science Slam in search of Dolly. Also at the convention are the young Eric & Woody, causing mischief and headaches for their father. As things go awry with Mr. Henderson’s experiment, Goat, Henderson and his partner Dr. Platzhalter are caught in the blast. After some mad scientists escape from the blast with Goat, they bring him back to their lab to experiment on him. Fast forward to the present, Quantum & Woody have to pick Goat back up at the petting zoo after he almost burns the farm down, resulting in one of the few plot twists to ever surprise me. James Asmus has written a spectacularly funny origin story and a great one and done issue. The story never skips a beat and maintains its hilarity the whole way through. Tom Fowler’s art is great as well, breathing a life into each unique character.
Quantum & Woody is a hilarious display of the light hearted comics that the industry needs more of. Along with the other titles that Valiant is publishing, Quantum & Woody is a unique voice in the comic book world, and hopefully continues to be for a long time to come.