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Review: Quantum & Woody #8

QW2017_008_VARIANT-ICON_BARTELQuantum and Woody just barely escaped from a surreal atomic realm…and, unfortunately, they’ve brought some pieces of it back with them! As dangerous new threats plunge their city even deeper into chaos, they’ll soon realize that they have bigger problems and bigger grudges than ever before – now if the brothers are anywhere near one another, their powers stop working!

Quantum and Woody, having just returned from an alternate reality of their own making struggle to make sense of what they’ve experienced. In fairness, they’re not the only ones. If that sounds like a complaint or a nit pick, it’s not. Eliot Rahal has scripted a comic that doesn’t hand an explanation to you at the drop of  a hat so that you’re one step ahead of the characters you’re reading, but instead allows you to follow along with the brothers as they try and puzzle out just what happened to them in a way that they understand. This style of writing has the benefit of easily allowing those new to the series to jump right in (once you’ve read the provided recap page at the beginning of the comic)  and enjoy this buddy-cop superhero comic.

Joining Rahal for Quantum & Woody #8 is Joe Eisma (art), Andrew Dalhouse (colours) and Dave Sharpe (letters), and the trio combine for a visually stimulating comic. Eisma is dynamic, his lines clean and easy to follow as the art flows along with Rahal’s script; with the colour palate injecting a slice of life into an already exciting comic. But despite the brilliant fight scene that’s got a couple of funny moments, it’s the interactions between Quantum and Woody that remain the highlight of this book for me. I may not have followed the characters for very long, but I feel that Rahal has found a perfect knack for writing them in their own unique way.

Whether you’re a new reader or you’ve been with the series for the last seven issues, you’re going to find a lot to love about this comic, and try as I might, I genuinely can’t find any flaw. What this buddy-cop superhero comic does right, it does very right. There’s no reason to miss this issue.

 

Story: Eliot Rahal Art: Joe Eisma
Colours: Andrew Dalhouse Letters: Dave Sharpe
Story: 9 Art: 8.8 Overall: 89 Recommendation: Buy

Valiant provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review.

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