Sounds like the retailers are digging the Quantum & Woody Ultra-Foil concept, wherein the covers are constructed with… we’ll be extra hipster and call it “reclaimed” foil from ’90s foil covers. Digging it enough that Valiant’s sold out at the distributor level and going back to the vaults to mine foil from 4 new 90s titles to make some more.
You really need to read the press release for yourself. The sarcasm is dripping and appropriate.
And since it’s Quantum & Woody, and I’m in the spirit, wouldn’t the 90s thing to do be to ask if those foil covers be better with Bac-Os? It is easy to visualize Valiant’s Adam Freeman crying “I can do that” and darting around a shop sprinkling Bac-Os on the foil. Embrace the zeitgeist people!
Official PR follows:
Due to unprecedented demand in advance of the upcoming Final Order Cut-Off (FOC) date for QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1, Valiant is informing retailers that the first issue’s EXTREME ULTRA-FOIL shelf cover – the first in a new line of 12 covers EMBOSSED and ENHANCED with AUTHENTIC ‘90s COMICS FOIL – has preemptively sold-out at the distributor level.
(But, hey, don’t worry – we have more!)
Valiant is proud to announce that it is taking unprecedented steps to avoid allocation and will fulfill all standing and future orders for QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1’s EXTREME ULTRA-FOIL cover (OCT171905)through FOC with an array of alternate foils mined directly from the decade of Trapper Keepers and acid wash.Buckle up, because comic book stores participating in Valiant’s EXTREME ULTRA-FOIL offering for QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 will receive a mixed assortment of copies manufactured with vintage materials reclaimed from the following five foil-tastic comics classics:
- “Primordial Prism” foil (originally presented on WildC.A.T.s #2, 1992)
- “Fantastic Fireworks” foil (originally presented on Adventures of Superman #505, 1993)
- “Sensational Circuit Board” foil (originally presented on Uncanny X-Men #316, 1994)
- “My God, It’s Full of Stars” foil (originally presented on The Warlock Chronicles #1, 1993)
- “Psychedelic Silver” foil (originally presented on Silver Surfer #75, 1992)
Available at the standard cover price with no minimum order qualifications for retailers, relive the face-melting radditude of the era that gloriously birthed Quantum and Woody into comics history with the best foil covers* ever produced by a major comics publisher when Valiant’s EXTREME ULTRA-FOIL variant covers – featuring artwork by rising star Geoff Shaw (God Country) – come stomping into comic shops everywhere!
(*Best? Okay, maybe just “the most.”)
It all starts here on December 20th as rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Night With Stephen Colbert) and eye-popping artist Kano (Daredevil) present QUANTUM AND WOODY (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of AN ALL-NEW and UNPREDICTABLE ONGOING SERIES starring the world’s worst superhero team!
Sometimes…you embrace your destiny. And sometimes…you and your trouble-making adopted brother find yourselves trapped in a scientific lab explosion that grants you $@&%ing awesome super-powers. As a result of their accident, Eric and Woody Henderson – aka Quantum and Woody – must “klang” their wristbands together every 24 hours or both dissipate into nothingness. Which makes superhero-ing pretty awkward when you’re not on speaking terms at the moment. See, Eric has been keeping a pretty big secret: He knows who Woody’s birth father really is…and where he’s been hiding all these years.
Join the fun and chuck the comic book industry’s sense of propriety straight into the woodchipper on December 20th as Daniel Kibblesmith and Kano deliver the superhero-action-family-drama-buddy-comedy throwdown of the year, only in QUANTUM AND WOODY (2017) #1 – featuring covers by Julian Totino Tedesco (Hawkeye), Geoff Shaw (Thanos), Nick Pitarra (The Manhattan Projects), Neal Adams (Green Lantern/Green Arrow), andClayton Henry (HARBINGER WARS) with every gimmick known to man!
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A (Standard) by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (OCT171904)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (OCT171905)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (OCT171906)
Q&W Icon Variant by NEAL ADAMS (OCT171907)
The Most Variant Cover of All Time! by CLAYTON HENRY, SPECIAL GUESTS, AND EVERY GIMMICK KNOWN TO MAN! (OCT171908)
$3.99 | 32 pgs.| T+ | On Sale DECEMBER 20th (FOC – 11/27/2017)
QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #2
Written by DANIEL KIBBLESMITH
Art by KANO
Cover A (Standard) by JULIAN TOTINO TEDESCO (NOV172012)
Cover B (Extreme Ultra-Foil) by GEOFF SHAW (NOV172013)
Extreme Ultra-Foil Chase Variant by GEOFF SHAW (NOV172015)
Q&W Icon Variant by MIKE ALLRED ((NOV172016)
Blank Cover Also Available (NOV172014)
$3.99 | 32 pgs. | T+| On Sale JANUARY 31st (FOC – 1/8/2018)
Todd Allen wears a lot of hats. At various times he’s been (alphabetically), a bouncer, college professor, humor columnist, Internet producer and an NBA/WNBA Beat Writer, among other things. He’s the author of Economics of Digital Comics. You should probably read it.