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Preview: Wonder Twins #6

Wonder Twins #6

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Jul 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The Scrambler has given the world one month to fix everything-or else suffer “The Great Scramble,” a dastardly plot that would swap the consciousnesses of everyone on the planet. As the scramble before the scramble commences, the Wonder Twins must team up with the Justice League to put a stop to the Scrambler’s plan! But an unexpected twist puts Jayna in conflict with the Justice League-will she choose the path of justice even if it means losing her best friend?

Wonder Twins #6

Preview: Wonder Twins #5 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #5 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Jun 12, 2019
SRP: $3.99

The much-talked-about and always-topical take on the Wonder Twins continues from irreverent and witty writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne, who captures both the humor and the heart of the siblings, exiled to Earth and interning for the Justice League. A battle royal between minor-league heroes and villains ends in tragedy and a horrifying revelation, teaching the world the true price of not taking people seriously. Always-hopeful Zan and cynical Jayna confront how circumstance (more than intent) often determines who’s labeled a hero or villain.

Wonder Twins #5 (of 6)

Preview: Wonder Twins #4 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #4 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: May 08, 2019
SRP: $3.99

From the writer of two of the most critically acclaimed DC Comics of all time (THE FLINTSTONES and EXIT STAGE LEFT: THE SNAGGLEPUSS CHRONICLES), it’s a mind-bending new look at DC’s new alien teen sensations…the Wonder Twins! It’s spring and love is in the air-even for the Wonder Twins!-as they try to adjust to life on Earth and as interns for the Justice League. After Jayne makes an impressive showing at her new school’s science fair, the twins both get dates that don’t go as planned but the bigger threat may come from Jayne’s best friend Polly Math, daughter of reformed villain Filo Math.

Wonder Twins #4 (of 6)

Preview: Wonder Twins #3 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #3 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $3.99

Exiled from their homeworld and still trying to adjust to life on Earth as normal teenage high school students and interns for the Justice League, Zan and Jayna find themselves attacked in their own home by the League of Annoyance. Now separated and unable to use their amazing powers of transformation, the twins find themselves forced to rely on Zan’s new pet monkey Gleek for help-but does the plucky purple primate even like his new owner enough to give a monkey’s butt about these young heroes?

Wonder Twins #3 (of 6)

Review: Mera: Tidebreaker

DC Ink is here with its first release, Mera: Tidebreaker! Mera is on a mission for her independence (and to kill Arthur Curry). The YA graphic novel is by Danielle Paige and Stephen Byrne.

Get your copy in comic shops now and in book stores on April 2! To find a comic shop near you, visit www.comicshoplocator.com or call 1-888-comicbook or digitally and online with the links below.


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Get a First Look at DC Zoom and DC Ink’s Titles Debuting Fall 2019

DC announced today new details surrounding its young reader imprints—DC Zoom and DC Ink—and revealed first looks at titles scheduled for release in fall 2019. DC Zoom is focused on readers ages 8-12 while DC Ink is focused on readers 13+.

DC has confirmed on-sale dates for the highly anticipated releases as well as early looks at the graphic novels. All are available for pre-order now.

DC Zoom (ages 8-12):

SUPER SONS: THE POLARSHIELD PROJECT (April 2, 2019)—written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez


DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: SPACED OUT (June 4, 2019)—written by Shea Fontana and illustrated by Agnes Garbowska


DEAR JUSTICE LEAGUE (August 6, 2019)—written by Michael Northrop and illustrated by Gustavo Duarte


SUPERMAN OF SMALLVILLE (September 3, 2019)—written by Art Baltazar and Franco and Illustrated by Art Baltazar


THE SECRET SPIRAL OF SWAMP KID (October 1, 2019)—written and illustrated by Kirk Scroggs


DC SUPER HERO GIRLS: AT METROPOLIS HIGH (October 15, 2019)—written by Amy Wolfram and illustrated by Yancey Labat


BLACK CANARY: IGNITE (November 5, 2019)—written by Meg Cabot and illustrated by Cara McGee


SUPER SONS: THE FOXGLOVE MISSION (November 5, 2019)—written by Ridley Pearson and illustrated by Ile Gonzalez


DIANA, PRINCESS OF THE AMAZONS (January 7, 2020)—written by Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by Victoria Ying


GREEN LANTERN: LEGACY (January 21, 2020)—written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Andie Tong


DC Ink (ages 13+):

MERA: TIDEBREAKER (April 2, 2019)—written by Danielle Paige and illustrated by Stephen Byrne


UNDER THE MOON: A CATWOMAN TALE (May 7, 2019)—written by Lauren Myracle and illustrated by Isaac Goodhart


TEEN TITANS: RAVEN (July 2019)—written by Kami Garcia and illustrated by Gabriel Picolo


HARLEY QUINN: BREAKING GLASS (September 3, 2019)—written by Mariko Tamaki and illustrated by Steve Pugh


BATMAN: NIGHTWALKER (October 1, 2019)—adapted by Stuart Moore from Marie Lu’s prose novel for the DC Icon series and illustrated by Chris Wildgoose


Preview: Wonder Twins #2 (of 6)

Wonder Twins #2 (of 6)

(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Mar 13, 2019
SRP: $3.99

After being exiled from their homeworld, alien, shape-shifting brother/sister duo Jayna and Zan take on the traditional Earth custom of a high school field trip…to a local LexCorp prison? If they’re being honest, their after-school assignment from the Justice League is what they’re really looking forward to: taking on vampiric menace Drunkula, a villain from the League of Annoyance! And what’s this guy the Scrambler up to, anyway? Plus: Gleek debuts!

DC Inks Mera: Tidebreaker Gets a First Look Trailer

The highly anticipated young adult publishing line, DC Inklaunches April 2, 2019 with the release of Mera: Tidebreaker, and DC has released an exciting new trailer for the upcoming graphic novel.

Known for her acclaimed re-imaginations of well-known characters in the bestselling series Dorothy Must Die and Stealing Snow, Danielle Paige brings her signature storytelling to the DC universe in her first graphic novel, transforming one of DC’s most popular characters into a fiery teenager who may look like a princess but is no one’s damsel in distress.

Paige is joined by fan-favorite artist Stephen Byrne, whose most recent credits include DC’s popular Wonder Twins series, part of the Wonder Comics imprint curated by bestselling writer Brian Michael Bendis. David Caledron provides the beautiful colors.

Mera: Tidebreaker is an empowering and timely coming-of-age tale for today’s teen, exploring such powerful themes as female equality, activism, social justice and self-discovery.

Princess Mera is teenage royalty and heir to the throne of Xebel, a penal colony ruled by Atlantis. Her father and the entire kingdom are expecting her to marry and introduce a new king. But Mera is destined to wear a different crown.

When the Xebellian military plots to overthrow Atlantis and break free of its oppressive regime, Mera seizes the opportunity to take control of her own destiny by assassinating Arthur Curry—the long-lost prince and heir to the kingdom of Atlantis. But her mission gets sidetracked when Mera and Arthur unexpectedly fall in love. Will Arthur Curry be the king at Mera’s side, or will he die under her blade as she attempts to free her people from persecution? Mera is forced to choose between following her heart and her mission to kill.

Mera: Tidebreaker

Review: Wonder Twins #1

Wonder Twins #1

Growing up as a child of the 1980s Saturday Morning Cartoons was my jam. I remember waking up at 06:00 a.m. just because I wanted to be up early enough to catch all my favorite shows. I remember watching shows like Real Ghostbusters and Looney Tunes, two of my favorite shows. I could care less how many times I saw the same episode, just as long as it was my favorite show.

Another one of those shows I relished was Super Friends. It introduced me to characters I would not normally read about in comics. I read Batman, and knew of Superman, and Aquaman. The characters I never heard of but instantly fell in love with were the Wonder Twins. In a brand-new comic by Mark Russell and Stephen Byrne, Wonder Twins, we get a whole new spin on this classic team.

We meet Zan and Jayna, as they try to navigate teenage angst at Morris High School, where Zan is unsurprisingly honest and Jayna is painfully shy. They also have to work monitor duty at the Justice League’s Hall Of Justice, as they are completely misunderstood by some of the League including Wonder Woman. As we find out that Superman has a relationship with their father, who brought the siblings to Earth as a favor. By Issue’s end, the Twins start to get used to the trappings of Earth including adolescent humiliation, as their connection to the Justice League is cemented a bit more.

Overall, Wonder Twins #1 is one of the best new books to come from DC Comics in the last few months. It’s both fun and enlightening. The story by Russell is funny and relatable. The art by Byrne is eloquent and vivid. Altogether, an interesting first issue to a series which already delivers on its promise.

Story: Mark Russell Art: Stephen Byrne
Story: 9.6 Art: 9.7 Overall: 9.8 Recommendation: Buy

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