Monday, February 27, 2006

Comics I Love - Quantum and Woody

Speaking of funny (which I just was, with Ambush Bug), Quantum and Woody was a FUNNY book!

Christopher Priest was never as funny as he was on Quantum and Woody, but not only did he tell jokes, but he got us to really fall for these characters, hook, line and sinker.

We became engaged in the lives of these two characters, these misfits, these ex-best friends forced to live together for the rest of their lives.

Priest, along with artist MD Bright, created a great world, filled with interesting characters, and it was just a fun place to come by every month. In fact, the weakest issues of the title BY FAR were the issues later on, when the book tried to be serious for awhile.

The book worked best when it was satirical, but heartfelt, which it was for most of the books (sadly) short-lived run.

For awhile, though, Quantum & Woody was a bright light in a pretty dark period in comics.

The encapsulation issue I would pick would be #3, where they meet the goat, and where they do a horrible, horrible job in trying to solve a mystery. Still haven't laughed as much at a comic than I did at #1, though.


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