(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne In Shops: Nov 06, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Don’t miss the stunning secret of the Wonder Twins that will change how you look at them forever! Tensions run high as Jayna takes in friend-turned-fugitive Polly Math and opens up about her family’s painful past on Exxor, but they are soon interrupted when Batman and Superman call on Zan and Jayna for an all-star team-up against a rogue army! Jayna must balance their duties to the Justice League with her responsibilities as a friend…each of which is proving quite detrimental to the other!
(W) Mark Russell (A) Mike Norton (CA) Stephen Byrne
In Shops: Oct 09, 2019
The Wonder Twins are charged with their most important mission yet-planning the 30-year reunion for Morris High School! As it turns out, the Class of ’89 is full of unresolved conflict and unrequited love, and if that alone doesn’t ruin the event, Jayna’s former best friend Polly will!
(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne In Shops: Sep 11, 2019 SRP: $3.99
Now a 12-issue series! The Wonder Twins are heroes, and the world is saved! Or is it? As Jayna learns how to deal with loss, Zan finally gets his varsity letter in hockey-will he finally gain the popular social status he craves?
(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?
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(W) Mark Russell (A/CA) Stephen Byrne RATED T 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.
(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.
(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?
After a few straight weeks of Marvel Legends, it’s time to pivot back to DC. Mattel’s DC Multiverse distribution has been spotty in my area; you can find the Aquaman movie figures, but good luck with just about anything else right now. However, I did acquire a Vixen.
DC Multiverse Vixen:
This is another straight-up solid sculpting job from the folks at Mattel. What
I’m most impressed by is the fact that they were able to capture the look of
the hairstyle that Vixen wore in Justice
League of America (which was a fun book, now dead). I know I wasn’t the
only fan of that title, as a number of Multiverse figures were drawn from that
particular Rebirth run (Lobo, The Ray, the forthcoming Black Canary, Vixen). As
such, Vixen is sporting the costume from that run, as well. It’s just a figure
with overall good presentation.
Vixen comes with one accessory; in this case, it’s a
translucent purple eagle that’s mean to replicate the visual from the comics
when Vixen accesses one of her animal powers. Going with the bird makes sense
because it’s a power that she uses often and it’s small enough to be an easy
pack-in. I like the look of the accessory, although I would have liked a stand
or some kind of attachment with it.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m sad to see Multiverse go at the end of this year after it really got on track. It would have been nice to see this group of sculptors get to the JSA and the Legion after the fine work they’ve done on the League, the Titans, and the Batman family. Alas, it wasn’t meant to be.
Imaginext DC Super Heroes Blind Bag Series 6:One DC expression that Mattel gets to keep is the Fisher-Price housed Imaginext line. The current series went with some excellent and crazy choices. There’s Zan and Jayna (the Wonder Twins), Superman-armor Luthor, Dr. Fate, Catman, and The Signal (Duke Thomas). My boys and I have only found two so far, so we’ll go ahead and take a look at Zan and Signal.
The Signal is Duke Thomas, one of the Robins from the We Are Robin series. Duke became more involved in the official Bat Family and received his own individual costume and codename. Signal comes packed with a pair of ninja kama. Imaginext has really upped their sculpting game in the past few years, and the Signal is a good example of that. While the bodies are frequently basic with (admittedly great) paint jobs, the heads are increasingly unique. This has a good look overall and the vibrant yellow stands out.
Zan and Jayna are no-brainers for a line like this. Zan looks like a decent adaptation of his cartoon self; no real surprises. The best thing is his accessory. As you know, Zan can change into forms of water, and would regularly be carried by his bird-form sister in a bucket. So, of course, Zan comes with . . . the bucket. And the water has his face! Yes, they actually did that. Major kudos, Fisher-Price. Major.
The Imaginext line remains a terrific kids’ focus line, though I know more than a few adult collectors that like to display them as well. While this line-up seems to be a little bit harder to find, these two indicate that their commitment to DC is still in good form.
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