Comic Review: Wonder Twins #1 (DC Comics)

Hurray, it’s The Wonder Twins in their own comic! Issue number 1 comes out this week from DC Comics. Originally from The All-New Super Friends Hour (TV show), then appearing […]

Hurray, it’s The Wonder Twins in their own comic! Issue number 1 comes out this week from DC Comics.

Originally from The All-New Super Friends Hour (TV show), then appearing in various animated TV series’, The Wonder Twins debuted in 1977. That was then, this is now;

In “It Gets Weirder”, written by Mark Russell, with art by Stephen Byrne, Zan and Jayna are enrolled at South Metropolis High School. And they’re outsiders. Well, walking through the hallways dressed in a costume might not be the way to fit in. Anyway, Zan is the brash outgoing one, while Jayna is the quieter, more streetwise type. This makes for some laughs and some cringe-worthy moments, as each of them earn nicknames from their schoolmates.

That’s not all, of course; Superman is kinda mentoring them, to help steer them in the right direction. Or trying to…

It’s all about Zan and Jayna attempting to understand how to fit in with their peers, and the nervousness that ensues. A good first issue to introduce newcomers to the Twins, and to set things in place for upcoming adventures and hijinx. Stephen Byrne’s art is easy to enjoy; his characters are well drawn and coloured, the uncomplicated backgrounds help us to focus on the flow of the story.

DC Comics, The Wonder Twins #1, $3.99 for 23 pages of content, assume Teen rating

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