Quantum and Woody #5
What better way to show some brotherly love than to make the most annoying person in your life to live with you? That’s not adding the fact that you just learned that you need to “klang” together every 24 hours or else your atoms will disperse. This issue is filled with so much hilarity because their relationship is like a ticking time bomb that blows at the slightest hint of tension.
From the start it’s a great transition from the last issue. They are stuck together, need money, need a bigger apartment, and above all have to deal with each other. So much conflict of interest over something so simple as trying to accommodate both of their living styles. Asmus’ humor comes very natural, simply from their history with each other. The subtle humor, dark humor, and slight racial quips that you can’t help but smirk at. Overall there’s a great balance of seriousness and excitement as Woody does whatever he wants and Eric comes to the realization that being a superhero feels right for him. They may be the worst superhero team, but it doesn’t mean they don’t try.
The addition of Clone 69 really helped sell those moments of humor. It is obvious that Woody isn’t all too bright, and Asmus emphasizes this by putting him side by side with someone who can clearly show just how wrong he is majority of the time. I’d hope she stays around a bit longer knowing that aside from Eric you need that other person who can be serious in a more subtle manner.
Quantum and Woody #5 plays on that relationship you see everyday from two people who live together under circumstances out of their control. Something that for the most part goes without fail, and having James Asmus’ great execution helps. Overall this issue leaves you feeling like you had just watched the beginning of a new sitcom. That’s more than reason enough to read this book aside from the fact that Ming Doyle is now on art. It looks better than before in terms of both quality and detail.