Valiant is proud to announce QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #6 – the FIRST ISSUE of A PULSE-POUNDING TIE-IN TO HARBINGER WARS 2, Valiant’s seismic 2018 event! Klang, klang…klunk? When the lights go out across America, the world’s worst superhero team is going to finally find out if they have what it takes to be the heroes the Valiant Universe deserves!
On May 30th, get a supercharged introduction to the colossal stakes and worldwide ramifications of the summer’s must-read crossover event, as red-hot rising star Eliot Rahal (BLOODSHOT’S DAY OFF, The Paybacks) and explosive artist Francis Portela (FAITH) finally answer the gripping questions that have long haunted Eric and Woody Henderson: When push comes to shove, can they stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s most formidable heroes…and, hey, just what happens if they don’t “klang,” anyway?!?
In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. From coast to coast, once-vital technology has now been rendered worthless… No cars… No phones… No quantum bands?!? Without the high-tech gauntlets that bind them together, the world’s worst superhero team have 24 hours before they disintegrate into nothingness… Now, stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be and secure the streets of the nation’s capital…before time runs out?
“The events of HARBINGER WARS 2 are capital ‘B’ big,” writer Eliot Rahal told Newsarama. “Quantum and Woody, although loud voices, occupy a very small part of the Valiant Universe. That’s a really fun power dynamic to play with. So I’m treating the fallout from [HARBINGER WARS 2] like it’s an unavoidable disaster. An act of God. It’s too huge of a crisis for them to solve. They just have to deal with it. Quantum and Woody can only try to survive and do what good they can along the way.”
Hey, hey, nobody invited these guys! On May 30th, QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #6 – featuring covers by Ariel Olivetti (X-O MANOWAR, The Incredible Hulk), Geoff Shaw (God Country), and Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man, She-Hulk) – comes kicking and screaming into Valiant’s cataclysmic summer crossover, courtesy of rising star Eliot Rahal, acclaimed artist Francis Portela, and an all-new entry point for the title that The A.V. Club calls “a superhero series not to be missed”!
Plus, also beginning in May: The most powerful Valiant event ever attempted erupts in full force as X-O Manowar, Livewire, the Harbinger Renegades, Bloodshot, the Secret Weapons, Ninjak, and a cast of thousands draw their battle lines in HARBINGER WARS 2, from New York Times best-selling writer Matt Kindt (X-O MANOWAR, DIVINITY, Mind MGMT), Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (SECRET WEAPONS), and superstar artists Tomás Giorello (X-O MANOWAR), Raúl Allén (SECRET WEAPONS), and Patricia Martín(BLOODSHOT REBORN)!
For the rare and immensely powerful subset of humanity known as psiots, their unique abilities have come with an enormous cost. Once, their existence was known only to a select few. Now, the revelation that thousands of these latent telekinetic “harbingers” secretly live among us…with the potential to become active at any moment…has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point…
Armed with new extra-governmental authority, the deep-black military contractor known as Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats to the homeland. H.A.R.D. Corps units have been deployed into cities and towns across the United States to enforce their orders.
In the East, one of the most powerful minds on Earth, Peter Stanchek, is leading his band of Renegades across the country, activating any potential psiots willing to join them, and building an insurrection force of ultra-powerful and unwieldy new abilities that will soon bring war to Omen’s doorstep…and the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar raging back to Earth…
In the West, Livewire – the telekinetic technopath with the ability to bend machines and computers to her will – will be forced to choose between her former allies…or her newfound team of Secret Weapons. As the situation escalates beyond human control, the United States will be plunged into darkness from coast to coast, launching Bloodshot and Ninjak into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate – and setting the stage for the most shocking, most violent, and most consequential clash of powers ever witnessed in the history of the Valiant Universe!
Keep checking back for more incredible HARBINGER WARS 2 news in the weeks to come!