Quantum and Woody #8
Writer: Eliot Rahal
Artist: Joe Eisma
Colourist: Andrew Dalhouse
Letterer: Dave Sharpe
Review by Josh Rose
Imagine you found yourself in an alternate reality where you could affect everything with your mind and all your dreams could come true. Now imagine coming back to the real world, and realizing some of that alternate reality came back with you. Woody and Eric have discovered that that’s exactly what happened in Quantum and Woody #8. And a side effect of their trip to this “Otherverse”? Their powers don’t work if they’re anywhere near each other.
Eliot Rahal is messing with the status quo of the world’s worst super-team. First he briefly takes away their powers in Quantum and Woody #6. Then he explores what happens to them when they don’t “klang” their Quantum bands in Quantum and Woody #7. Now we’re seeing their powers work in a way never seen before. They’ve been inseparable since getting their powers, not by choice, and now they won’t work if they’re together. I’m really interested to see how they will get their powers working properly again and deal with the remnants from the Otherverse.
Joe Eisma is a dynamic artist that does a great job with movement. I think some of his best pages are of the prison fight. But, every now and then the faces he draws seem disproportionate when compared to the previous panel featuring that face, particularly the eyes. The colours by Andrew Dalhouse are bright and vibrant in Quantum and Woody #8. It suits the tone of a lighthearted, superhero romp–even when the duo are in jail.
The Verdict: Buy it.
Quantum and Woody #8 lays the foundation for a new adventure featuring the world’s worst former super-duo and a mystery concerning how things from the Otherverse made it to the real world. You can enjoy this without having read Quantum and Woody before, but reading at least the previous two issues will make it that much better.