After the last issue of Wonder Twins I had high expectations for this one. That was not warranted. Not that this is a bad story, but the depth that I had been so surprised to find in the last issue is largely absent in this one.
I suppose it didn’t help that Gleek gets introduced here. The monkey-like pet of the Wonder Twins was an essential element of the siblings back during the Super Friends days, but it’s not like I was really missing the creature.
Still, I must concede that, were I actually a long time fan of these characters, I would want to see Gleek back. So it had to happen.
The story is cute and funny. The book does succeed in making me laugh, and makes good use of Superman and Lex Luthor in small roles.
If I am complaining about anything, it’s that this series is exactly what it intends to be. A book aimed at younger readers. So am I really going to call it down for doing what it aims to do? That would be inane.
But there are books that, while being aimed at young readers, still prove entirely entertaining for older ones. Young Justice was my guilty pleasure back in the day. I kept feeling a bit embarrassed buying it, but every issue made me howl with laughter, and I just had to.
Wonder Twins is not that. At least, not this time around. But since Russell and Byrne showed what they are capable of, I am going to hold them to the standard they themselves have set. So this issue is good, but not quite good enough.