Greetings, Explorers! The gang activates its powers by reading Wonder Twins: Activate!. Shape of: story by writer Mark Russell! Form of: art by Stephen Byrne! This ain’t your old Saturday Morning Cartoon version of The Wonder Twins. Exiled to Earth, Jayna and Zan are learning how to navigate life as high school students while at the same time serve as “interns” at the Hall of Justice. Whether they’re going on bad dates or taking on the League of Annoyance, it’s just a regular day in the life of teenage alien superheroes!
Dennis, Johnny, and guest host Jake (Frankie took Gleek to a veterinarian visit the day we recorded) as they chat about the social commentary delicately woven throughout the story. Next, they ponder if Lex Luthor’s dream of world domination prevents him from being a racist. Zan’s unwavering positivity. Last, they discuss a favorite character in the book, Baron Nightblood, AKA Drunkula. Additional topics include Superman’s excellent summary of going through the trials and tribulations of being a teenager; ; a call back to Episode 40; “Total Refreshment”; and last, but not least, the storytelling and art of Wonder Twins: Activate!
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