Friday, November 29, 2013
Straight Forward Reviews : Quantum and Woody # 6
Writer - James Asmus
Artist - Ming Doyle
Publisher - Valiant
Review by Jeremias de Leon
The story picks up almost immediately after the previous issue and sees Quantum happy over what he feels will be the chance to be a real superhero. Woody doesn't seem to buy into what Quantum believes his employer said and wants to follow. There's also the clone's antics as she is left to do her own devices, well, the goat is with her.
This issue sees a lot of laying down essential pieces for the plot. I don't want to spoil the rest of the issue, so I won't. But while this issue still has great comedic moments it really focuses on the story and does it well. Quantum's backstory, the clone sister and the goat, and the plans that certain people are making for what seems to be the next big event are done with great pacing and well written dialog.
It's hard to not repeat myself when talking about the art in this issue. Especially since my opinion hasn't changed since the last issue. The stylistic choice of a retro looking comic really makes sense, especially with the current story arc. Facial expressions are also drawn really well and the movement of the characters really looks well done, like they all have a weight and mass to them and not just sketches on paper.
Like the previous issues of Quantum and Woody there's big laughs and a story that's definitely growing from previous issues. There's also a reference to Archer and Armstrong if you can find it, it's especially funny if you've been reading that series since at least issue 3.
With big laughs, an intriguing developing plot and an art style that matches perfectly I have to give it a 10 out of 10.