Wonder Twins (2019-) #4
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Stephen Byrne
The Wonder Twins are, arguably, the biggest “joke” characters in comics (though a case can be made for Dr. Bong). Pop culture references have made them that way in many people’s minds, including my own. Because of that, I wasn’t really sure what to expect going into this Wonder Twins comic. What we have is a humorous take on the characters, but intentionally, and in a way that doesn’t make them the joke. Now, four issues into the six-issue series, I can say this is one of the comics I look forward to the most every month. In Wonder Twins (2019-) #4 Zan and Jayna attend a science fair, where they both find themselves a date. But, things don’t go according to plan, and both have their own interesting nights out.
I love the humor in this comic so much. There’s just so much of it, and pretty much all of it is funny. From the “fish out of water” Zan and Jayna to some of the background jokes, it’s all funny. The story of this series is really happening in the B-plot, and it’s an interesting story on its own. Jayna makes a friend, Polly Math, whose father is being blackmailed by Lex Luthor. In the story, it’s dealing with supervillains, but it’s an issue that I think many people can relate to. A parent doing something that leaves their child a bit disappointed in them.
The art in this issue (and series) is just fantastic. The character designs and costumes are all well done, even just Zan and Jayna in casual clothing. The colors and shading are great throughout the entire issue. There are some good backgrounds and facial expressions, especially from Gleek, the monkey. There’s no “real” action scenes or fights or anything in this issue, but the one that’s here looks good. There’s not a bad thing I can say about the art in this issue.
I don’t think I could say anything bad about this comic, even if I wanted to. This issue had me laughing and smiling the whole way through. Mark Russell is telling a really funny, fish out of water story, and contrasting it with a very relatable side plot about a father and daughter. The story has a lot of heart and humor to it, and the cherry on top of it all is the fantastic art from Stephen Byrne. If you’ve been reading and enjoying this series, this issue won’t disappoint you. If you haven’t been reading this, you should definitely change that.
Wonder Twins (2019-) #4
Wonder Twins (2019-) #4 tells a story that is is hilarious, and heartful and relatable, along with fantastic art and colors, making it a comic everyone should be reading.