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Quantum and Woody #6 Review

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Quantum accepts a dangerous mission at his day job but then remembers he needs to Klang with Woody every 24 hours. It's not as dirty as it sounds.

The Good

One thing that can be said for this series is James Asmus likes to mix things up. In the first five issues we saw the origin of Quantum and Woody as well as their first actual mission with superpowers. Wanting to get away from the craziness that is his foster brother Woody, Eric (Quantum) accepts a dangerous mission at the security firm he works at. Part of the reason is due to his boss being aware he gained powers. What Eric didn't really think about was he needs to klang each other every 24 hours otherwise their atoms will break apart. In other words, get ready for another wacky adventure.

The mission entails dealing with a small anti-government militia that amassed too many weapons (including a dirty bomb). You would think someone with Quantum's powers could easily handle the situation but what fun would it be if things were that easy? Things don't go as smoothly as everyone hopes and we are treated to some quality entertainment.

Ming Doyle's art is a great mix of coming across as comical yet serious at the same time. Seeing the expressions and reactions from the different characters as well as the design of characters like Eric's boss makes this series stand out. Jordie Bellaire's colors also gives it all a fresh feel.

The Bad

This is simply put, a fun series. The premise of this story was good but it felt like it was missing something. It is a departure from their last big battle, and that is a good thing. It may just be a matter of seeing how this story carries out. We have some funny moments but it could have used a tiny bit more oomph.

The Verdict

There's a reason Quantum and Woody are called the world's worst superhero team. James Asmus makes everything go badly in a wonderful way. Ming Doyle's art and Jordie Bellaire's colors add a great feel to the story and it's great to see a creative team flow together so nicely. Asmus is showing us you never really know what's going to happen next. There's so much humor and awkwardness in this issue, you'll want to read it again and again.

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Posted by Jonny_Anonymous

Is Shadowman getting a review with the new creative team?

Posted by CaptainHoopla

Not quite as many laughs as the other issues, but still a good fun, and funny, book. "The President's come to take our guns!"