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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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Wonder Twins #1

Writer: Mark Russel
Art: Stephen Byrne
Letters: Dave Sharpe

WONDER TWIN POWERS… ACTIVATE!

Despite being moderately obscure, intentionally underpowered, sidekicks, that were created to appease the growing “all cartoons need an educational/moral message” crowd that would ultimately be the death of the Saturday morning cartoon. The Wonder Twins somehow have managed to nostalgically stay along the peripheral of pop culture for over 40 years now.

Well, they are back in an all new series. I’m not entirely sure what continuity this book takes place in, and I’m not entirely sure I care. Mark Russel’s story and dialogue both have a distinctly Superfriends feel to it, with the more established heroes taking on a more lighthearted tone than currently normal...

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