Two titles from DC's Wonder Comics imprint are going to be sticking around twice as long as originally expected.
Written by Mark Russell with art by Stephen Byrne, the first issue of Wonder Twins first hit comic shops this past February. Writer Sam Humphries and artist Joseph A. Quinones, Jr.'s new iteration of Dial H for Hero launched one month later.
"Going from six-issue miniseries to a 12-issue maxi-series is so improbable these days -- you’d need a glowing red phone and a mysterious H-Dial to pull off a transformation like that!” Humphries said of Dial H for Hero's extension. “Or, in our case, a team of collaborators turning in top-of-the-industry work. Retailers and fans deciding they want in on our strange superhero fever dream. And a publisher that stubbornly and charmingly refuses to give up on their, uh, quirkier concepts. Underneath all the weirdness, this book is still about hope, legacy, and courage. All the things comics do best.”
"I’ve been having such a blast crafting this book with Sam," Quinones added. "It’s made for a fun and challenging exploration of the comics we hold dear, trying to reflect that love back out each issue. It helps that we’re coupled with such amazing talent in colorist Jordan Gibson and inker Joe Rivera as well as letterer Dave Sharpe, not to mention our supportive and collaborative editors Alex Antone and Andrea Shea who keep letting us get away with it all. And, it goes without saying, Brian Michael Bendis for creating the Wonder Comics imprint! So excited for everyone to see what we’ve got planned.”
As far as the Wonder Twins are concerned, Mark Russell promised, "The next six issues of Wonder Twins will be, like the past six, part superhero deconstruction, part after school special.
"What I love about writing the Wonder Twins is that it gives me the chance to write about the here and now, about the ass-crushed world we are leaving to young people, while simultaneously letting me travel back in time to tell my old teenage self what I wished somebody had told me then."
"I couldn’t be more excited that our weird and wonderful book has been so well received by the comic book community," Byrne added. "I for one can’t wait to see what crazy concepts Mark has in store for Zan and Jayna’s future."
Wonder Twins #7 is scheduled to be released on Sept. 11, followed by Dial H for Hero #7 on Sept. 25. Per Paste, the covers and solicitation information for both can be found below.
WONDER TWINS #7
- written by MARK RUSSELL
- art by STEPHEN BYRNE
- 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?
- ON SALE 09.11.19
DIAL H FOR HERO #7
- written by SAM HUMPHRIES
- art by JOE QUINONES and others
- cover by JOHN ROMITA JR. and DANNY MIKI
- Now a 12-issue series! What happened when Metropolis became the city of a thousand heroes? Get the inside story through the eyes of the ordinary people transformed by the powerful H-Dial into heroes you’ve never seen before!
- ON SALE 09.25.19