Advance Review – Quantum & Woody: Goat #0 (Valiant)

clickPublisher: Valiant Entertainment
Writer(s): James Asmus, Tom Fowler
Artist: Tom Fowler
Release Date: 5th March 2014

Few characters deserve an origin story as much as the laser-beam firing goat from Quantum and Woody. Bizarrely, it’s even crazier than you might think.

Vincent van Goat has developed a lust for superstar celebrity clone, Dolly the Sheep. So begins the daftest adventure probably ever. He busts out of the zoo and he’s off. In fact, it might be too daft for its own good.

There is a lot of dialogue in this book but it’s missing the patter between the two bickering foster brothers. The villains and scientists – even their dear old Dad – can’t make up for it. As funny as the goat is, the dialogue isn’t as sharp as it usually is.

The frenzied art is a lot of fun and as all sorts of mayhem kicks off, the poor goat is thrown into some weird situations. It’s like that classic Monty Python ‘Confuse a Cat’ sketch. Vincent van Goat can deal though; he always was a special goat. There are lasers and explosions and mechs and goats; nothing sits still in this book.

All in all, Goat is a wild ride that needs to be owned by any Quantum and Woody fan. It’s a funky little piece of madness and a worthwhile little diversion from the well… usual madness.

Rating: 3/5.

The writer of this piece was: James McQueen
You can also find James on Twitter.

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