Wonder Twins #6
The greatest threat to the DC Universe isn’t Darkseid or Lex Luthor. It’s not this Leviathan person or anyone you’d expect. No, the greatest threat to Earth in the DC Universe is The Scrambler. “Who the heck is that?” I can hear you asking. Well, you should be reading Wonder Twins is my first response. And then I’d probably continue to talk your ear off about Wonder Twins. Which is what I’m kind of doing in this review.
The Scrambler, a member of the League of Annoyance, is going to reset the world. He plans on switching the minds of everyone on Earth, resetting the order of things. But the Justice League is out to stop him, and more importantly Zan and Jayna, the Wonder Twins. But working with Scrambler is Polly Math, Jayna’s best friend.
I’m sure I’ve read other books with art by Stephen Byrne, but man do I really enjoy his art. Someone can not enjoy the story to this, but they can’t say the art is bad. The characters look good and have good expressions on them. The colors are nice and vibrant, and there are shadows that add depth. Again, I just really enjoy the art in this comic.
I like this story, and the satirical take it has on the world. Especially considering this particular world is full of people with powers. The Scrambler and Polly Math are trying to change the world, and their plan is working. Under the threat of mind swapping everyone in the world, the people in power actually work to solve all the problems. All the problems. It doesn’t work of course, but the reactions from politicians and others in power are funny. The Wonder Twins don’t do too much in this issue, actually. At least superhero stuff. But the main conflict comes from Jayna wondering whether she should betray her best friend or not.
I’m glad that this comic is getting another six issues. I’m sure that there would’ve been a satisfying ending if this had been the final issue. But thankfully there’s going to be more, so the story isn’t quite wrapped up yet. These first six issues have been one of my favorite comics of the year so far. The art is fantastic and a big highlight of the miniseries. The story in this issue is a bit more serious than others, but it still fits in some of the same humor. If you haven’t been reading Wonder Twins, now is as good a time as any to start.
Wonder Twins (2019-) #6
Wonder Twins #6 has a little bit more of a serious tone than previous issues, but still fits in some of the same humor, and the always fantastic art.