By Robert Ramos
After last month’s whatever, we’re back at it with another installment from the World’s Worst Superheroes. Did the duo survive after the 24 hours of not klanging? If they do, do they still have their powers? More importantly, do I give a shit about this story yet?
Remember how Quantum and Woody are superhero brothers for another mother? Well, throw that out the window. Quantum is now a knock-off Superman from the Injustice timeline. You know the spiel: alien sent to Earth, becomes a superhero, shit happens and eventually becomes a dictator. As for Woody, well, he’s still himself: witty and banging broads in the women’s bathroom stalls. But there’s some underlying issues with Woody, something that’s eating him up. With the help of his shrink, he uncovers that all isn’t as it seems. The two are trapped in an alternate dimension, both with the ability to create any goddamn thing they want out of it.
While writer Eliot Rahal still hasn’t brought the funny that I know and love (and so desperately want) of Quantum and Woody, I sure as hell appreciated the story he bestowed upon us this time. This month’s issue was more psyche involved, taking us on a trip into the minds of our protagonists. It was interesting dynamic to see Quantum be a dick, for once, and Woody, trying to be levelheaded, fighting his inner self, and later beating (pun intended) some sense into the new dictator. I know I knocked on Rahal for starting his run with a different route for these two, but I am now a little more accepting of his current setup and am anticipating to see what he has up his sleeves for us.
Just like the previous issue, the art continues to be a driving force. Francis Portela and Andrew Dalhouse once again brought their A game, presenting us a visually appealing gem. I wish I could say more, but the two did a fantastic job, with absolutely nothing negative needing notation. Even though their stint on this title was short-lived, the work they produced was extremely enjoyed and will be missed.
I’m excited to see what’s in store for these two. I know for a fact, thanks to the trusty internet and solicits, that we're being segued into where I’ve been begging with the laughs, including a new artist to better fit the tone of this book. Rahal is a good guy and has clearly stated that he promises to bring back the humor side back to this franchise. If he doesn’t, I sure as shit will hold it against him.
Quantum and Woody #7