The latest WONDER COMICS release focuses on the teenage sidekick of the SuperFriends from the planet Exxor… and it’s hilarious!
Wonder Twins 1
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Stephen Byrne
I never would have expected to be so looking forward to a comic about the two teenagers created for a cheesy cartoon from the 1970s, but attaching Mark Russell as writer and Stephen Byrne on art, the anticipation was high for this one.
And, much like Brian Bendis’ first issue of YOUNG JUSTICE last month, this delivered in spades.
Zan and Jayna may be the focus of the series, but the real stars of this book are DC’s Trinity – Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman – as they help the Wonder Twins transition into their new jobs as attendants at the Hall of Justice.
As the Wonder Twins get used to their new jobs – and life in high school in Metropolis – the Justice League (or maybe it’s the Super Friends) have to handle one of Superman’s toughest opponents: the Fifth Dimensional imp Mr. Mxyzptlk. But meanwhile, in the Hall of Justice (I love being able to write that) Zan and Jayna have managed to bond with the super computer, which helps them send Mxy back to the Fifth Dimension.
I don’t know if all the noise Bendis made about Young Justice being “in-continuity” applies to the rest of the Wonder Comics line, but I REALLY want this book to be in continuity, because that means that our Batman used to be a man who could know love.
He wrote a song for a girl! He set it to the tune of the Bee Gees! People called him BG! Yeah, that’s gonna be Batman’s nickname here for at least the next month or so. I wonder if getting rejected by Becky Muldoon is what finally caused him to dress like a giant bat and put fear into the hearts of criminals. Just think about the world if Becky just accepted Bruce’s love!
I’m all in on this book, because DC Comics – and the comics world in general – needs more irreverent books that don’t take themselves too seriously. The Wonder Comics line is a lot of fun so far, and I hope it lasts for a good long time, just like this book.