Clanging To Save Reality In Quantum And Woody! #11

by Josh Davison

[*Mild Spoilers Ahead!]
Colonel Capshaw and G.A.T.E. capture Quantum and Woody with intent of forcing them to stop Infomercial and repair the damage to reality. Eric is reluctant, as he believed doing this will unmake his wife, Millie. G.A.T.E force them into it regardless, as their powers are not functioning due to the altered reality. Meanwhile, Infomercial is on a rampage of in-house advertisement.

Quantum and Woody #11 cover by Kyle Smart
Quantum and Woody #11 cover by Kyle Smart

Quantum and Woody #11 comes to a surprisingly tidy conclusion with the forced collaboration of Colonel Capshaw. As it turns out, the energy that powers Eric and Woody is the same kind that makes Infomercial.
The comic reaches for more brotherly love moments. Eric loves Millie; he has memories of spending his life with her now. Woody refuses to back down and sticks by Eric despite the danger. This gives the comic some emotional punch, even if the swift pacing doesn’t give it a lot of time to sink in.
Infomercial is an entertaining if ill-defined villain. We learn very little about him, but the idea of an interdimensional parasite manifesting as a walking advertisement for any product he sees is a pretty great idea.
Quantum and Woody #11 art by Joe Eisma and Andrew Dalhouse
Quantum and Woody #11 art by Joe Eisma and Andrew Dalhouse

Joe Eisma provides a sleek and somewhat cartoonish style that suits the duo of Quantum and Woody excellently. It’s quite expressive, and the framing and posing of Infomercial fits his motif perfectly. Eric and Woody’s costumes look especially great in this style, too. Andrew Dalhouse brings a cool and somewhat dimmer color palette based around the costume colors of Eric and Woody. It looks great.
Quantum and Woody #11 is a solidly entertaining issue. It strives for some deeper emotional resonance, but it doesn’t quite reach poignancy. That said, it’s still fast-moving and fun. It’s worth a soft recommendation, and you should feel free to check it out if you’re a fan of this duo or the Valiant Universe in general.
Quantum and Woody #11 comes to us from writer Eliot Rahal, artist Joe Eisma, color artist Andrew Dalhouse, letterer Dave Sharpe, cover artist Kyle Smart, and variant cover artists Geoff Shaw with Gabe Eltaeb, Joe Eisma with Andrew Dalhouse, and Ryan Lee with Gabe Eltaeb.

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