Valiant Entertainment has announced Quantum and Woody! #6, the first issue of the tie-in for the publisher’s 2018 event Harbinger Wars 2, is arriving May 30. This supercharged introduction into the upcoming crossover event is led by Eliot Rahal (The Paybacks) and Francis Portela (Faith). 

In the ultimate display of power, Livewire has plunged the United States into darkness. 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. Stripped of their powers and unable to “klang,” can Quantum and Woody become the heroes they’ve always aspired to be before time runs out? 

“The events of Harbinger Wars 2 are capital ‘B’ big,” shared Rahal. “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.”

Quantum and Woody! #6 features covers by Ariel Olivetti (The Incredible Hulk), Geoff Shaw (God Country), and Javier Pulido (Amazing Spider-Man).  

Beginning in May, 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. At the helm of this crossover is New York Times bestselling writer Matt Kindt (Mind MGMT), Academy Award nominee Eric Heisserer (Arrival), 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 has led the American government to a dramatic tipping point. 

Armed with new extra-governmental authority, deep-black military contractor Omen has been authorized to identify, evaluate, and, if need be, eliminate all super-normal threats. As Peter Stanchek is leading his band of Renegades to activate any potential psiots willing to join them, the unstoppable force known as X-O Manowar comes raging back to Earth. Meanwhile, Livewire and her newfound team of Secret Weapons plunge the world into darkness. Bloodshot and Ninjak are then forced into a dangerous mission to neutralize their one-time teammate. These events set the stage for a shocking and consequential clash of powers in the history of the Valiant Universe.