Well hello again my dear Comic book fans and welcome once again to 2015. My hope is that you had a great ringing in of the new year and got some sufficient rest yesterday because now its time to get back to business of informing you about music and comics that you will enjoy. This month from Valiant Comics we only have two brand new offerings and as I’ve done before I have copied the press information and shared the cover art. I’ll chime in at the close of the piece with some thoughts on these two series.
Ivar Timewalker: From the New York Times best-selling team of Fred Van Lente and Clayton Henry comes a centuries-spanning race against the clock, straight out of the pages of ARCHER & ARMSTRONG! Prehistoric empires! Dystopian futures! And everywhere in between! The past, present, and future of our universe are about to meet an untimely end, and only the mysterious Ivar Anni-Padda can prevent all three from collapsing in on themselves. Unstuck in time, and pursued by enemies simultaneously across every moment of his time-lost life, can the man called Timewalker save everything that ever was, is, and will be? Get ready for a clock-stopping odyssey into the distant past and far future as the most unlikely Valiant hero of all leaps into his first history-ripping adventure!
Writer: Fred Van Lente
Penciler: Clayton Henry
Cover Artist: Raul Allen, Jorge Molina, David Aja, Barry Kitson
Quantum and Woody Must Die! Multiple Harvey Award nominee James Asmus (Quantum and Woody, The Delinquents) and Eisner Award-winning artist Steve Lieber (Superior Foes of Spider-Man) are here to bring the most talked-about, most award-not-winning-est heroes in comics to a whole new high! Unfortunately, there are a bunch of people that would like to kill them up there. They came. They saw. They pissed off a whole lotta folks. And now a team of mystery vigilantes has singled out the world’s worst superhero team for complete and utter destruction. Their first target: their minds! But who are these all-new enemies? Are Quantum and Woody hitting it off with a sexy duo of cat burglars? And, dear god, what have they done to the goat? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy? Sex Criminals isn’t the only comic that can quote Queen, comics fans – here come Quantum and Woody! (Or so they think! [Trippy, right?!])
Writer: James Asmus
Penciler: Steve Lieber
Cover Artist: Mike Hawthorne, Johnnie Christmas, Chip Zdarsky
PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ll keep the opinions short on this one since I am not yet up on the recent appearances of Quantum and Woody even though I love the characters. I am sure that this title will be as much fun as this pair of unlikely heroes are in their main series adventures. Thinking of “Ivar Timewalker” I’ll say that I always loved this character based on his appearances across history. It was done with such a clever angle. What do you readers think? Do either of these series pique your interest? If so lets discuss in the comments.
Official Website: http://www.valiantentertainment.com