Saturday, December 23, 2017

Quantum & Woody #1

   Humor's a relatively rare element in comic books these days (which is ironic, considering, you know, the word "comic" in the name), and it's fun to see the return of one of the few books that has its tongue firmly planted in its cheek.

   Quantum & Woody are a most unusual duo - adopted brothers who aren't much alike, but who depend on each other for survival.

    Empowered by quantum forces, they must strike their wristbands together every 24 hours or face destruction.

    Which would be easy enough, if they could stand each other or work together. As typical brothers, they disagree a lot, and they couldn't be more different.

   Quantum (Eric) is serious, dedicated, intelligent, down-to-Earth. Woody (Woody) is a pain in the neck, only concerned about himself and dedicated to having fun.

   So there are bumps along the road.

   Writer Daniel Kibblesmith provides a story that's fast and fun and pulls no punches. The art by Kano is terrific - expressive, exciting and funny without being too over the top.

   If you're looking for a comic that's different - and includes a few laughs - Quantum & Woody should fill the bill nicely.

Grade: B+


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