Wonder Twins #2

Writer: Mark Russell Artist: Stephen Byrne Publisher: DC Comics Release Date: March 13, 2019 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 20 User Reviews: 23
8.3Critic Rating
7.7User Rating

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!

  • 10
    AIPT - Ritesh Babu Mar 13, 2019

    Wonder Twins manages to be both hilarious coming of age fun and biting social commentary, delivering on the promise of a Russell and Byrne team up. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Book Bin - Deejay Dayton Apr 8, 2019

    I am very impressed by this issue. Its really the last thing I expected from a book devoted to the Wonder Twins. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Infinite Earths - J.D. Jr. Mar 13, 2019

    Wonder Twins Is A Winner! Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Comic Watch - Amit Malaviya Mar 29, 2019

    A well-written, intelligent, funny issue with some smart, sharp social commentary, this book truly is a wonder. Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    You Don't Read Comics - Jason A. Fleece Mar 13, 2019

    Wonder Twins continues to be the ridiculous shining star of DCs teen-oriented Wonder Comics line. This issue is a gem, and shouldnt be missed. Plus, this issue featured a brief cameo of Gleek--hopefully, hell feature even more prominently next issue... Read Full Review

  • 9.6
    Forces Of Geek - Lenny Schwartz Mar 15, 2019

    And Stephen Byrne is a marvel. He is so damn good at drawing facial expressions and physicality that I just love it. This is a great example of how all comic books should be done. It's quite excellent and keeps you interested and entertained throughout! Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Henchman-4-Hire - Sean Ian Mills Mar 16, 2019

    Wonder Twins is why comic books exist. Fun, colorful and creative characters going on visually appealing and wickedly clever adventures. Wonder Twins is perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comics Bulletin - Daniel Gehen Mar 17, 2019

    Wonder Twins #2 challenges readers to think about the actions superheroes take " and by extension " the justice system. Because superhero books often deal in broad strokes and limited pages, there isn't much room for nuance " let alone proposing solutions. However, Russell and Byrne at the very least can get the conversation started. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Comicsverse - Victoria Prisco Mar 13, 2019

    WONDER TWINS #2 is a fantastic comic. Mark Russell has revamped the classic Wonder Twins with a more modern, progressive storyline. Adding Beast Boy to the mix was a genius idea. Filled with color and brightness, this issue is also a visual delight. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Monkeys Fighting Robots - Michael Fromm Mar 13, 2019

    Did you order extra cheese with this issue of Wonder Twins? Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    DC Comics News - Ari Bard Mar 13, 2019

    InWonder Twins #2, Mark Russell, Stephen Byrne and Dave Sharpe use Zan and Jayna's fresh perspective to make important and insightful commentary on the prison institution. It's the comedy, wit, and political commentary ofLast Week Tonightnicely packaged in a superhero comic in order to inform as well as entertain. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Geek Dad - Ray Goldfield Mar 13, 2019

    As a six-issue miniseries, this comic has a lot of great ideas but I'm not sure it has a clear narrative yet. It's also fun enough that I'm excited to follow it to the end. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Black Nerd Problems - Ja-Quan Greene Mar 13, 2019

    Then, you pepper in the superhero's role in sending these small-time villains to the conveyor belt without even thinking of another option and you're officially making a splash and name for yourself in my book. Also, it looks like we're getting blessed with the introduction of Gleek! Can't wait to see how they handle him in today's comic world. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Kabooooom - Roy Buckingham Mar 13, 2019

    The jokes fly fast in their introduction, as does the rest of the issue. Giving the Wonder Twins some personality beyond the cheerfully earnest ones they had in the 1970's has made these characters honestly engaging. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    ComicBook.com - Russ Burlingame Mar 13, 2019

    Stephen Byrne's body language and facial expressions are put to the test (and pass beautifully) in this issue as writer Mark Russell dives into a commentary on the prison-industrial complex, but doesn't get bogged down in polemic and manages to keep the laughs flowing. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Newsarama - Pierce Lydon Mar 14, 2019

    Here's where we get to see a little bit more of Russell's trademark satirization of real-world issues that just wasn't present in the debut issue. It's still an odd fit for these characters - it feels like Russell could have used any two aliens and this concept still would have worked - but the humor and characterization is starting to come together. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Matthew Peterson Mar 16, 2019

    What could have been biting satire falls flat, but the characterization has promise and the art is wonderful. Kind of a mixed bag. Read Full Review

  • 6.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Brent Jackson Mar 14, 2019

    Wonder Twins #2 is one of those “middle of the road” issues. It is good but not great. It is just a solid comic book. The writing is good but not as sharp or as “smooth” as Russell can be. The political commentary is a little too on the nose and doesn't have that good “bite” that Russell usually brings. The comments about the prison system get old by the end of the issue (it did get “Prison Song” by System of a Down stuck in my head). The art, again, is good solid art that fits the issue well, but also is nothing crazy or that memorable. There are some good sight gags and one-liners in Wonder Twins #2; it is just not as solid as the first issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    But Why Tho? - lizzylynngarcia Mar 13, 2019

    Overall, while the Wonder Comics imprint might be geared towards teens that doesn't mean the books should be boring and currently, this comic is teetering on the edge of boring. There is a lot of potential here but not enough laughs to keep engagement on the page. This isn't an action heavy read and compared the criminally underappreciated West Coast Avengers, a book that is hysterical while also delving out some serious action, it is hard to justify keeping this on a pull list unless you are a die-hard Wonder Twins fan. Unfortunately, The Wonder Twins #2 is not something I can give a glowing recommendation for. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Mar 13, 2019

    While there is some fun here, it is taken over by the usual Russell social commentary that I find shallow and thus pretty annoying.  After a clever first issue, I felt this one fell flat and left me wondering what the overall focus of this mini will be.  I loved the art but can do without the agenda. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Big Brother Mar 13, 2019

    Fans of Russell's Flintstones and Prez will enjoy this.

  • 7.0
    Spacey Medicine Apr 5, 2019

    Against my better judgement, I thought this was cute. It probably helped that the major characters weren’t there to be out of character.

  • 9.5
    Gizmo Apr 13, 2019

    Okay, I have a new favorite DC title. Unsurprisingly, it's written by my man Mark Russell. I don't think this is intended to be canon, I wouldn't overthink it, just enjoy the ride. In true Russell fashion, the plot is tragic and hilarious at the same time, calling out the neoslavery rampant in America's for-profit prisons owned by, who else, Lex Luthor. The Wonder Twins try their hands at operating within the system, devastated to realize that they are perpetuating an industry that's slowly bleeding society. The Fruity Pies ad is a nice tough too.

  • 9.0
    GTMedia Reviews Jun 3, 2019

    I had a great time with Wonder Twins #1. It was a fun and humorous take on the classic and often forgotten 70's characters. This issue is fun but there is a really dark and serious undercurrent just beneath the surface.

    Although the comic is billed as a Young Adult comedy, the series underlying themes are very strong especially if you take the time to soak them in.

    Wonder Twins #2 asks the question? What does rehabilitation look like in this world?

    Zan points out how pointless it is to pick-up criminals only for them to escape or be set free without being truly rehabilitated and committing the same crimes over and over again going right back to prison.

    We also learn that in many insta more

  • 7.0
    Raist819 Mar 13, 2019

    One part idealistic political commentary on the American prison system and one part situation comedy. Not bad I guess. Worse ways to spend 10-15 minutes of your time

  • 7.0
    Samuel Almeida Mar 15, 2019

    Unfortunately, this book didnt hook me up. I liked the first issue very much. But this one was kind of OK at best. But its not bad!

  • 5.5
    waltgator93 Mar 13, 2019

    While the art is beautiful, the story itself is pretty lacking. Didn't take long to get that political vibe in this issue, unfortunately felt tad bit forced.

  • 4.0
    YourGreenMuse Mar 16, 2019

    Oh, the writer misunderstood why I was here... It wasn't for social commentary. I don't know if I'm just significantly more jaded since than I was when I read the last issue, but the jokey nature of the book didn't land either.

  • 10
    Rocker97 Mar 13, 2019

  • 10
    Bruno Mael Mar 13, 2019

  • 10
    Breno Mailon Mar 13, 2019

  • 9.0
    Radar Mar 14, 2019

  • 9.0
    BitchWitcher Sep 19, 2019

  • 8.5
    Russellmaniaxxx Mar 17, 2019

  • 8.5
    BloodyIgor Mar 27, 2019

  • 8.5
    mikesbr42 Jul 20, 2020

  • 8.0
    Sigmund Floppychest Mar 13, 2019

  • 8.0
    Tizze Mar 14, 2019

  • 8.0

  • 7.5
    Justin Ray Mar 14, 2019

  • 7.0
    batman_forever Feb 4, 2020

  • 4.0
    KFuqua Mar 14, 2019

  • 4.0
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