Heroes: The Wonder Twins~Underrated

If you’re not a big comic reader or a superhero fan, you may not be familiar with the Wonder Twins. Within the world of DC, they are an extraterrestrial duo who have the ability to transform whenever they come into physical contact and shout, “Wonder Twin powers activate!” Jayna can transform into the shape of any animal (real, mythical, or alien), and Zan can change into the form of anything . . . water. I’m not joking. He often has to be carried in a bucket, but he can also transform into an ice monster. Oh, and they also have a blue space monkey named Gleek.

Like Harley Quinn, the twins did not originate in the pages of the comics, but were first created by the animators of The Flinstones, Yogi Bear, Scooby Doo, and many, many others–Hanna-Barbera. The twins were first featured in their cartoons, before eventually being adopted into the DC universe.

Though the twins taught some good morals, and saved many young people in their shows, there’s a reason why they’re not as popular now. And that is, compared to other heroes, such as Superman or Batman, they’re pretty lame. They can still be spotted here and there, such as in an episode of Teen Titans Go!I, but unless they get a major upgrade, they probably won’t become as mainstream as the League, or shake off their reputation of being a joke. Continue reading

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