Filled with Goaty Goodness
I guess to make up for accidentally calling it a donkey (in a letter, embarrassingly enough, in the lettercol of Quantum and Woody #3, the goat's first appearance) I decided to enter the contest to name the damn thing. Trying to approximate Woody's thought processes, I went to the dictionary and looked up "goat." In the boring entymology section I saw "haedus," a Latin word that means "kid goat." Kid Goat sounded fairly superhero-y, but I figured that wouldn't win, and the Latin sounded more mysterious. I stuck to that, and made it into a stupid acronym. And thus we have the "Heavily Armored Espionage Deadly Über-Sheep." Even though he only wears a cape, and he isn't particularly stealthy or deadly. Goats, however, are pretty much hopped-up sheep; you can't deny that.
And up above you see part of the spoils: a sketch for an unused cover to Quantum and Woody #3, drawn by one of my comicbook heroes, MD "Doc" Bright. They also gave me a copy of Q&W #3 signed in shiny ink by writer Christopher Priest, Bright, and inker Greg Adams. Not too shabby. I also ended up in the credits to the Goat Special a few months later. Whoo-hoo? Whoo-hoo.
I probably don't have to mention my deluded hope that Quantum and Woody will return someday... sigh.
"The Goat" is © 2004 Acclaim Comics.
Possibly. No one is really sure.