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Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio

The Good

Valiant is putting out a lot of great books these days. A couple of them, ARCHER AND ARMSTRONG and QUANTUM AND WOODY, then to have large doses of humor mixed in with the action. Giving us a crossover with the duos from both titles makes perfect sense.

The story starts out "back in the day" with Armstrong living a hobo lifestyle. Through a series of events, he comes into possession of an...ass map. This is the Treasure of the Hobos. Of course he doesn't quite retain possession of it and years later, Quantum and Woody get involved with a search for it that will put them up against Archer and Armstrong. In other words, we're going to get a hilarious battle/team-up in this series.

As if putting these characters in the same book wasn't brilliant enough, getting James Asmus and Fred Van Lente, writers of the the duos in their own titles, to write this made a great idea even better. The characters feel true to who they're supposed to be and you can read this knowing there won't be any weird discrepancies with what we're used to in the individual series.

Kano's art captures the essence of the story just right. It's not all fun and games. There is a bit of a gruesome moment that is handled very tastefully. You'll find yourself admiring the art and color as you go through the issue.

The Bad

Of course this is a set up issue. You can't have all these characters suddenly come into contact with each other without layout out the groundwork. But that does take away from the main characters actually coming to blows with each other.

The humor is good. A couple moments it started feeling like there might be a little too much. It's a fine line that is handled. I may want a tiny bit more seriousness but then again, there's an ass map as a main plot device in the comic so it's not a major surprise.

The Verdict

Archer and Armstrong in the same book as Quantum and Woody? It's the comic book comedy team-up Valiant readers have wanted. Sometimes crossovers can feel a little forced but that isn't the case here. What makes this meeting even better is that it will all be because of an ass map for a hobo treasure. That should be reason enough to get this book. James Asmus and Fred Van Lente know the characters since they are writing the individual titles and Kano's art is the perfect choice for the story. You won't find a comic like this everyday. Don't miss out on it. And again, it has an ass map in it!

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#1 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like Deadpool vs Hawkeye worked it's way into Valiant

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#2 Posted by gmanfromheck (42524 posts) - - Show Bio
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#3 Posted by Fallschirmjager (23432 posts) - - Show Bio

Honestly didn't really care for it. Q/W has always been the least favorite of my series.

The recent A/A issue when they fought each other was way funnier imo

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#4 Posted by ZbvmX (269 posts) - - Show Bio

The only thing bad about this is that this is a mini-series (and I hate minis)

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#5 Posted by roguejedi74 (19 posts) - - Show Bio

Just read it and really enjoyed it. Can't wait to see them interact!

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#6 Posted by IDontLikeBirds (873 posts) - - Show Bio

Love Q&W, but can't believe I forgot about this and to pre-order it.

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#7 Posted by Mars8254 (95 posts) - - Show Bio

Cant wait to read this. Also does anyone know if Quantum and Woody series is still going on? I heard it got canceled. Cant find any info on it.

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#8 Posted by bladewolf (1153 posts) - - Show Bio

Great issue, absolutely loved it!

@mars8254 said:

Cant wait to read this. Also does anyone know if Quantum and Woody series is still going on? I heard it got canceled. Cant find any info on it.

As far as I know, the series is on hiatus until The Delinquents ends.

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#9 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio
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#10 Edited by StarBrand1 (661 posts) - - Show Bio

@captainmarvel4ever:

archer debuted in 1992 and was always casually dressed and had a bow, before hawkeye was running around like that

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#11 Posted by CaptainMarvel4Ever (9890 posts) - - Show Bio

@starbrand1 said:

@captainmarvel4ever:

archer debuted in 1992 and was always casually dressed and had a bow, before hawkeye was running around like that

Again, I was just making a joke