by Christopher Priest, M.D. Bright
Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody makes its return with a second issue. Do Priest and Bright still have what it takes to capture the original’s magic? Read on to find out!
The first issue of Q2: The Return of Quantum and Woody had a great deal of setup which made the book feel a little slow. This is understandable though, as series writer Christopher Priest probably wanted to reintroduce his characters to a modern audience which may only be familiar with the relaunched series. For older readers, a lot has changed for Quantum and Woody and we had a lot of catching up to do after nearly 20 years.
There is a great deal of exposition in this book which helps shed some light on the questions that were brought up in issue one, but like a good mystery, it left me with more questions. The whole Koro storyline running in the background of this issues servers to tie in many of the puzzle pieces which are being scattered throughout the book and is one of the more enjoyable series of events in the entire issue. As the miniseries progresses, I hope we continue to see all the pieces come together and learn more about Quantum and Mr. Ali’s relationship – and really, just what is happening in this book!
Bright’s continues continues to impress me. The style may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but for someone who grew up reading comics in the 90s, the art takes me back to my early comic-reading days. In fact, I don’t believe it looks dated at all, though the character designs are very reminiscent of the era. Bright’s pencils are solid and very expressive and really shine on action-heavy panels – even if those are few and far between in this issue.
Q2 continues to impress, which should be no surprise at the helm of the original creative team. With a more serious tone than we’ve seen since the relaunch, this book is a great take on Quantum and Woody with amazing throwback art.
Originally from ValiantCentral.com