Wonder Twins #1
Written by Mark Russell
Art by Stephen Byrne
Letters by Dave Sharpe
Zan and Jayna are trying to get used to a lot of new things.
The alien twins are starting a new school and trying to establish who they are as individuals and potential heroes with the help of Superman.
Navigating high school is one thing. Dealing with an invasion from Mxyzptlk is another. While the heroes work to stop the threat and work out how to get rid of the fifth dimensional threat, it’s going to take some ingenuity from Jayna to save the day.
Mark Russell has penned an extremely clever and funny first issue for these characters. Not only is the dialogue tight and entertaining, but the story does a great job of grounding these characters as something close to actual teenagers. It does a great job of taking the absurdity of the characters and making them both clever and endearing.
The strongest aspects of this first issue are the characters. Their interactions with the Trinity are fun and interesting. It’s an incredibly fun moment when Zan is dealing with the embarrassment of being a teen and both Superman and Batman chime in with stories of their own. It’s part of the entertaining tone of this issue.
The art is really good. The art by Stephen Byrne is fun, detailed and beautifully colorful.