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Quantum And Woody #6

by kanchilr1 on December 03, 2013

Writer James Asmus Artist Ming Doyle

 

Introduction

 

Quantum and Woody is a saga that takes a very specific writer in order to truly thrive. James Asmus has really nailed the foundation set in place by the previous scribe known as Chris Priest. This series has been abolished of guilt ushered in the form of Priest now coming back to the title in the upcoming Quantum and Woody^2 event. This is excellent news because issue 5 was too incredibly funny not to love. It was fascinating to witness some possibly offensive material regarding the opposite sex being drawn by Ming Doyle. The two creators both have an excellent sense of humor, and made the romp about females raunchy, yet tasteful. Jordie Bellaire remains as the colorist as well which makes it amusing that two fourths of the creative team happens to be female. Writing the funny is difficult, yet each issue of Q and W has featured Asmus and company delivering the laughs in spades. The most amazing thing about this book, is that the creative team makes this incredibly impossible task of landing comedy seem like effortless. I welcome back Ming Doyle with the utmost glee, who has filled in the Tom Fowler sized hole on the art duties.

 

Writing

 

Woody is once again expertly handled by Asmus,as he in each and every issue of the series. The character walks a fine line between being funny and a wanker. The previous installment introduced a certain female that creates a great new source of laughter shining through the printed page. The unbridled sense of optimism seems like it will stay consistent from the heroine with the next few installments. There is also a small part of me that thinks the heroes are treading the same ground by fighting so much in the series. The last arc was slightly hard to get endorse at times, because of how insane everything happened to be around our heroes. Luckily, this scaled back plot offers a wider canvas for the two individuals to play off of each other. There are several really interesting ideas thrown into this plot, in order to keep things moving. The book seems to have a greater sense of focus, and is all the better for it.

 

Art

 

Ming Doyle adds a radically different sensibility to the saga as opposed to Tom Fowler. But the curvy lines permeating on each character make the comic fascinating to examine further. She manages to nail the jokes with heightened facial expressions, and by having a great knack for comedic timing. This story needs a really specific tone that not many artists can convey to the fullest. The pencil style of Doyle simply makes sense in the context of this tale.

 

Conclusion


Quantum and Woody is as strong as it has ever been. The team of Doyle and Asmus have been bringing some really funny insight to the two heroes as they descend into madness. With a narrower and more scaled back plot, this is one of the strongest installments of the series.

Our Score:

9/10

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