by Christopher Priest, M.D. Bright
Unlike the first two issues of this miniseries, Q2: The Return of Quantum & Woody #3 is not very action heavy. In fact, there is little action at all. That’s not to say this issue isn’t good, and in fact, it is probably one of the best issues of this miniseries so far.
Issues 1 and 2 served to set up the overall arc which was fun and exciting but left us with lots of questions. Who is Koro and what exactly does he want? Who are the new Quantum and Woody team and where did they come from? Why is Eric supporting this new team? Issue 2 attempted to answer some of these questions while presenting many more, and issue 3 is finally starting to deliver some answers. I won’t spoil the revelations of this issue, but I promise you that many things will finally start to make sense – including why Woody wears a star of David around his neck.
Fans of James Asmus run on Quantum & Woody should remember that Christopher Priest’s take on these characters is very different and so, in turn, is the mood of the story. There is still a bit of humor, as usual delivered by Woody’s one liners, but the atmosphere of this story is very dark and gritty. I would imagine that years of crime fighting and self-reflection would change someone and it is obvious from both Eric and Woody’s decisions in life that they are both deeply scarred and flawed characters, making this third issue one of the most interesting reads of the mini so far.
As usual, M.D. Bright delivers solid pencil work reminiscent of an era long past. Yet, the level of emotion Bright brings to these characters is a display of his art mastery. When Eric finds the love of his life at Woody’s house, you can feel the deep pain he must be going through.
While much different from what current Quantum & Woody fans might be used to, Q2: The Return of Quantum & Woody #3 continues to expand on an intriguing story with tons of twists and turns.
Originally from ValiantCentral.com