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Wonder Twins #4-5

Writer: Mark Russell

Artist: Stephen Byrne

Letterer: Dave Sharpe

Can I just start by saying wow? The Wonder Twins team has been knocking it out of the park. They’ve managed to ride a very fine line between episodic and serialized stories, with some interesting foreshadowing. At the same time, the whole thing is a light, fun romp.

In issue #4 Jayna’s friend, Polly Math, blows away their school science fair with a presentation on the inevitable evolution of the internet into a living, conscious, being. By the end of the science fair, both Jayna and Zan end up with a date later that night.

Zan’s date goes, well in many ways. They go out to dinner, then a movie...

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Wonder Twins #3

Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Letterer: Dave Sharpe

The (mis)adventures of Zan and Jayna continue in Wonder Twins #3, and this series continues to be Wonder-ful (not even sorry about that pun.)

After a <quote> successful <unquote> first mission in issue #2, issue #3 gives us a perfect blend of action, character development, and plot development. Zan is pretty much just Zan, but Jayna meets a new friend who will probably destroy her in the school science fair, before having an alien heart to alien heart with Superman. There’s also a remarkable amount of backstory to Gleek, which is a pleasant surprise.

The League of Annoyance returns, and are out for retribution for their fallen associate, Drunkula (Sorry, Baron Nightsomethingorother)...

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Wonder Twins #2

Writer: Mark Russell
Artist & Cover: Stephen Byrne
Letterer: David Sharpe
Publisher: DC Comics

Issue two finds Jayna and Zan acclimating themselves into high school and with their acclimation comes the ever fun field trips. Superman has assigned Beast Boy to Jayna and Zan since they are Justice League interns. As they trade stories of shape-shifting they are alerted to a criminal that has just busted out of the Lexicon prison, which is own by Lex Luthor. The criminal is called The Scrambler.

The Scrambler thought he would be joining the Legion of Doom, he thinks that his powers will come in handy to the League, but Lex informs him that he will be joining another team, The League of Annoyance...

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WARNING: AHOY Comic Magazines Previews EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR

AHOY Comics ― the startup publisher that has been asking readers to “expect more” from its comic book magazine format ― is unleashing a unique and unnerving take on a literary icon with a new anthology title, EDGAR ALLAN POE’S SNIFTER OF TERROR. The series promises to mangle beloved tales and unearth brand new stories, in what can only be described as a cross between Drunk History and Tales from the Crypt, featuring contributions from all star writers and artists including Rick Geary, Fred Harper, Ryan Kelly, Stuart Moore, Rachel Pollack, Mark Russell, Peter Snejbjerg and covers by celebrated MAD Magazine artist Richard Williams. Each issue also features Hunt Emerson’s take on The Black Cat.

“Every month, Hunt Emerson explores the secret true story behind Poe’s classic tale,”...

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