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There's a new scourge sweeping the streets of the big city - Robo-Crime!Eric needs to know he can trust Woody - and that means Woody needs to get a job, open a bank account, sign up for a library card, and do all the things a responsible adult does. But when a new gang of rogue mad-scientist super-criminals launch a wave of robot-enabled mega-crimes, will Woody stop them..There's a new scourge sweeping the streets of the big city - Robo-Crime!Eric needs to know he can trust Woody - and that means Woody needs to get a job, open a bank account, sign up for a library card, and do all the things a responsible adult does. But when a new gang of rogue mad-scientist super-criminals launch a wave of robot-enabled mega-crimes, will Woody stop them... or join them? Plus: the return of Edison's Radical Acquisitions and the thrilling secret origin of... the one and only Goat!The world's worst superhero team unleashes a volatile new batch of high-stakes hijinks right here with an all-new collection of adventures from award-winning writer James Asmus (Thief of Thieves) and acclaimed artists Tom Fowler (Hulk: Season One), Kano (Gotham Central), and Wilfredo Torres (The Shadow: Year One)!Collecting: Quantum and Woody 9-12, The Goat 0...

Title : Quantum and Woody, Volume 3: Crooked Pasts, Present Tense
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ISBN : 9781939346391
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Number of Pages : 128 Pages
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Quantum and Woody, Volume 3: Crooked Pasts, Present Tense Reviews

  • Chris Lemmerman
    2018-10-17 23:25

    I realised who Quantum & Woody remind me of now; most of the Valiant books have obvious DC/Marvel counterparts, but these two have eluded me for a while. Now I get it though; they're like Cable & Deadpool. Eric's the one trying to do the right thing, while Woody screws it all up, but they both manage to save the day at the end of it, with some laughs along the way. Cracked it.This final volume of their ongoing series collects the last four issues, as well as the Goat one-shot that finally reveals what the hell is going on with it (although it takes a long time to get there).The main story flits backwards and forwards, really leaning into that Crooked Pasts, Present Tense title as we learn more about Woody's past and the brothers try to make a living, only to run afoul of the ERA again in the final issue. Things aren't exactly tied up neatly, but it does feel like the characters are turning a corner by the end of the book.The art's a bit all over the shop, with Tom Fowler on the Goat, Kano on two issues, and then Wilfredo Torres and Erica Henderson taking the last two. There aren't any particular standouts, but then I don't feel like any of the artists here get a lot of chance to really let loose. There's a lot of cram-packed panels, which doesn't give them much room to maneuver. I can see why this one only lasted 12 issues; it's a good premise, but I don't think it quite lands all the time.

  • Wing Kee
    2018-10-08 05:08

    Moments but mostly meh. World: The art is great, I love this style that really lends itself to very emotive characters. The world building is self contained to this series and there's little crossover from the main Valiant universe which is a shame. But the pieces we do get are often quite hilarious. Story: The continuation of the story since issue one. There are some pacing issues here and there and a plot that's barely stitched together and doesn't really hit the point it sets out to hit. However it did have it's moments though they were few and far between. The ending is a bit of a meh and honestly I don't feel inclined to learn more. Characters: Fully established by now in what they are and there is little or no growth in them, nor is there really an arc. Some characters like 69 do but Q&W are arrested development which is meh. It had it's moments but was highly forgettable. Onward to the next book!

  • JeLo
    2018-09-23 00:17

    Quantum and Woody Volume 3 shows us the rise of ERA and its revenge against the brothers. It also delves deeper to the misdventures of the brothers and highlighting more of Woody's character (Volume 2 was more focused to Eric). Plus the origin of the super goat was revealed in GOAT #0 one-shot. It actually keeps up with the momentum but slides down a bit. It feels a bit rushed, missing some plots for me. The goat's origin is OK though it weirded me out a bit. The end was actually well handed putting things on the right place which makes up to what was missing in the story.

  • Russio
    2018-10-13 00:27

    More of the same, which is mostly a good thing. The goat origin is the best part of this and there are some witty postmodern subversions - the comic turns into a parodic freebie comic from an eatery for a few pages. The final panel is great but there is a little too much neatness about the enterprise in its concluding section and the balance between sci-fi and humour has tipped a little back towards the former, whereas it was the satire of volume 2 that really did it for me.

  • Alex Sarll
    2018-10-13 04:21

    The secret origin of the boys' superpowered goat sidekick! Woody trying to act like a responsible adult! Eric trying not to get his stuff eaten by the goat while also trying to get Woody to act like a responsible adult! All of which goes about as well as you'd expect. Although there's a very meta complaint from Eric about the late shifts in artist which beset modern comics, I'm not sure the series has ever looked better than in the final issue of this joyous and ludicrous collection, where Squirrel Girl's Erica Henderson* reminds us she is the queen of goofball superheroics.*Weirdly, only one letter different from Quantum's real name. Unless this is like when D. Grayson wrote Nightwing and it turned out she'd pen-named herself after Dick?

  • Lissibith
    2018-10-17 23:18

    In the finale, we get the return of the E.R.A. as they reveal they have a deep secret -about Quantum and Woody's past! Dun Dun Duuuuuuuun!In the same way we got a lot of backstory on Quantum in book 2, we get more on Woody in book 3. And while with Quantum it almost felt a little *too* set up (probably for the political affiliation joke), Woody's feels like it doesn't really make him more sympathetic, or teach us anything new about him. It turns out it's exactly what I'd expect from Woody when he was younger. Which isn't to say it was bad, but I dunno... maybe I expected more?That all being said, the book wraps thins up really nicely, puts a bow on the character arcs of this opening salvo in what will hopefully be an expanded run, and continues to be quite entertaining. :D

  • Drown Hollum
    2018-10-17 02:04

    Quantum and Woody veers into its finale, and loses just a little bit of cohesion on the way. We return to the E.R.A. story arc, with some decent, if rushed payoff. This volume does not feature a consistent artist, but everyone on the book does an admirable job, with a particularly strong display from Kano. While the plot is the least focused of the series so far, it still does well to resolve the series, while delivering constant laughs and clever pop culture references. There's a particularly great segment near the end focused on Thomas Edison that made me laugh out loud, something Quantum and Woody is always good for. There's some good character development too, making the for a satisfying conclusion as we lead into The Delinquents.

  • Shannon Appelcline
    2018-10-14 04:22

    Goat (0). A cute little origin story for the Goat. Occasionally funny, but neither deep nor important [7/10].Crooked Pasts, Present Tense (9-12). Sadly, the least interesting arc of Quantum & Woody is the last one. It gets off totally on the wrong foot with Woody returning to serious crime, which seems out of character for the character to date. Meanwhile, the art goes from OK to poor halfway through the arc, and it ends with the exit of one of the best characters in the new comic. Along the way there's a little humor and some funny interaction, but none of it feels particularly novel [5+/10].

  • Cale
    2018-09-27 00:09

    This wraps up the series, and does do a fairly good job of tying up the loose ends. It's not quite as funny overall, but still has its moments (although a classic kids comic book section for young Edison didn't work for me at all). By the end, everything's back to the status quo, with a few minor changes, and it doesn't really feel like the overall journey did much. It was an interesting book to read, but even with the closure offered here, it's not something I'd recommend. Not bad, but not worth going out of your way to read.

  • Anchorpete
    2018-10-07 05:04

    A Superhero book that is actually funny. This book is great, even though I would say this volume gave me the least laugh out loud moments of the entire series. I have this feeling that this book was wrapped up quicker than James Asmus would have liked. It felt like there were a few more story arcs to go, before all of the various plot lines were brought together for the conclusion. I think Valiant has a plan to bring these two guys back, and soon. I am hoping James Asmus is attached.

  • Chad
    2018-09-29 22:31

    A little too absurd to me. Too much focus on telling jokes and not enough attention paid to telling good stories. Feels like the series is meandering a bit at this point and lost focus. Kind of like what happened to the old Keith Giffen / Kevin MacGuire Justice League series after about 25 issues. The book needs to regain that balance between jokes and story.

  • Stefanie
    2018-10-14 01:21

    If you enjoyed the first two volumes, then you have to read the third. It was maybe my least favorite of the three, but it was still funny and provided some the closure necessary for a finale. I loved the Goat prologue. It would have been great if they would have set up The Delinquents in the end. I haven't read any Archer & Armstrong, so I don't know if I'll follow Q&W into the crossover.

  • Ritinha
    2018-10-15 00:08

    Finalmente Asmus explorou o puro ouro que há na personagem d'«o bode» e apostou mais em momentos dignos de Chew do que na patetice pura do Woody (embora esta nunca seja menosprezada).Run de boa saúde e recomendável.

  • David Williams
    2018-09-20 23:17

    Oh that dastardly E.R.A., making the Goat even more awesome than it was already. This final book in the first go-round of the re-vamped Q+W does what it should: blindly klangs its way through ridiculousness.

  • Daniel Butcher
    2018-10-05 04:32

    I think I'm coming around to Quantum and Woody due to the nice use of pop culture reference to bring on the funny.

  • Jay
    2018-10-16 23:28

    Tapped by private security agency, the one of the brother hope to go legit while the brother just like to stir up crap and was right about one thing. Being a hero isn't all cracked up.