DC Comics reviews 2/13/19

Wonder Twins #1

wonder twins #1

The Wonder Twins aren’t the kind of characters that need to be taken too seriously. At the same time they don’t need to be handled like complete jokes either. That makes them trickier characters to get just right.

Fortunately, writer Mark Russell is up to the task. Russell writes Jayna and Zan in a way that celebrates their inherent goofiness without ridiculing them. Putting the Wonder Twins in high school under Superman’s guardianship was a smart move. Russell adds some fun elements to the twins’ alien heritage and how that can make high school life even more challenging. There’s a really nice moment between the twins and Superman and Batman that goes a long way toward incorporating them with the rest of the Justice League.

I can’t think of many artists better suited for this book than Stephen Byrne. He’s got such an animated style that looks like a modern take on the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoons. It’s gorgeous and Byrne uses such an appealing blend of colors as well.

I don’t know about the long-term prognosis of the book, but DC could use more titles that are just fun and not so wrapped up with doomsday or the latest crisis. Wonder Twins is a terrific next step for the Wonder Comics imprint and definitely worth checking out this week.

Rating: 9 out of 10

Photo Credit: DC Comics

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