Review Brew: ‘Quantum and Woody’ #11
Quantum and Woody #11
Written By: Eliot Rahal
Art By: Joe Eisma
Published By: Valiant Comics
Release Date: 10/17/2018
Recently Quantum and Woody have returned from an alternate reality called “The Otherverse.” After returning, things became different. Quantum had a wife named Millie and Woody was in therapy. The biggest take away from the trip was that their powers only worked when they were apart from each other. But something else came back with them, a being named Infomercial. Infomercial has the power to change reality on a whim. How can Quantum and Woody stop him?
Once again, the writing by Eliot Rahal is spot on. Not only can he write comedy really well, but he can deliver some very emotional moments. One such moment deals with Quantum and a difficult choice that he is forced to make. In that moment, I started to tear up just as Quantum did. No one should ever be forced to make a decision like the one he made. While there are these emotional moments, there is a lot of comedy. The comedy is where this book really takes off. There is a great “sponsor break” in the early part of this book and it works so well. These two moments showcase how strong of a writer Eliot Rahal is.
Joe Eisma’s art is perfect for this book. He takes the silliness of the story and just runs with it. The “sponsor break” panels are my favorites in not only this book but this series. Every character in this book is well drawn and even Infomercial has a pretty unique look. The action panels are fun and exciting and help move the story at a brisk pace. When I was finished with the book, I wanted more art from Eisma.
The only concern I had with the book was after the decision is “made.” You can clearly see that Quantum is upset and is struggling with what is going on. But it feels like he isn’t allowed to process what he is feeling. He isn’t given time and I found that a little jarring.
Other than that, I had a lot of fun reading this book. It is the perfect mix of emotion and comedy.
4.5 KLANGS out of 5