Writer: Christopher Hastings
Artist: Ryan Browne
The latest Quantum and Woody run has been my favorite comic of 2020 so far. Christopher Hastings and Ryan Browne have done a fantastic job of bringing the duo back to relevance with a hilarious and fresh take on the classic characters. Unfortunately, its time for this short miniseries to end. Do they stick the landing?
The last issue of the series is just as successful as the previous three, though it does suffer from some pacing issues. Quantum has some new ghost powers while Woody is dealing with a new “Sidekick.” The new dynamics created by the three characters lead to some memorable moments, but everything feels so rushed. The original villains from the first issue return to bring everything full circle, but it feels like the actual superhero duo doesn’t get the spotlight together that they deserve in a final issue. This isn’t a bad conclusion by any means, but this series would have benefitted from being a five-issue mini rather than four. Still, most of the questions that were brought up throughout this run were answered, and the actual conclusion is satisfying enough, making this a solid finale.
Ryan Browne is just as responsible for this series’ success as Christopher Hastings is. His style is absolutely perfect for the tone of the series, and I’m going to be sad to see another Quantum and Woody series without him. His art is wildly animated, perfectly capturing the energy of the characters. There is a lot to take in in this issue, and every page is busy and full of detail. Not a single panel has any wasted space, and frankly, it might be a bit overwhelming for some readers. Still, it’s easy to appreciate all of the efforts that went into this book, making it worth every dollar.
Quantum and Woody #4 is the weakest issue in the series, but still a solid conclusion. I hope this isn’t the end of this creative duo, because they have had one of the best takes on the characters in years. This will be remembered as one of the best runs for the world’s worst superheroes, and I can’t wait to see where they go next.
Quantum and Woody #4
Quantum and Woody #4 is the weakest issue in the series, but still a solid conclusion. I hope this isn't the end of this creative duo, because they have had one of the best takes on the characters in years. This will be remembered as one of the best runs for the world's worst superheroes, and I can't wait to see where they go next.