Quantum and Woody #6 (Valiant Entertainment)
By Eliot Rahahl, Francis Portela, Andrew Dalhouse, Dave Sharpe & Ariel Olivetti

Quantum and Woody is one of Valiant’s more consistently entertaining properties, and that usually can be attributed to the light humor the writers mix in with the superhero drama. The basic premise of the book, however, is one that often leads to repetition: a pair of adopted brothers who must “clang” their respective quantum control bands together every 24 hours or risk evaporating into energy. Since the basic concept is that they have to stay together to survive, the most obvious and frequent way to create conflict in the book is to have them butt heads. It works, sure, but it can get old if it’s done too often.

This Harbinger Wars 2 crossover issue not only avoids that trope, but it also shows how a good crossover chapter is done. The events of the main book have resulted in a nationwide blackout, which also has caused Quantum...