We may not have time to review every book on our pull-lists but we do aim to provide a snapshot of what's been released over the past week, encompassing the good, the not so good, and those that lie somewhere in between.
Writer Mark Russell
Art: Stephen Byrne
Jo S: The next new start from the current crop of Bendis Wonder Comics is light-hearted teenage fun, packed with jabs at the oldsters of the Justice League and jammed with about as much social awkwardness as I can bear in a few pages. Jayna and her twin brother Zan have been rescued by Superman from an unexplained family embarrassment on their home planet, and effectively fostered by a less than enthusiastic superteam on Earth. Settling into a new school and new jobs as Hall of Justice junior heroes sets the twins multiple challenges - not least how to choose your catchphrase and get the best nickname - and Russell works familiar angles here: apparently whether you're superheroic or super ordinary, starting a new school is all about making your place in the social pecking order, because that's where you'll stay for the rest of your school career. Byrne's art is lively and nicely captures the chagrin of characters cringing in awkward self-consciousness. One small complaint: the big three heroes all behave slightly out of character on occasion: Supes is a little inconsiderate, Wondy veers into sarcasm and Bats volunteers a story about an embarrassment in his past - nothing serious and all adding to the sense of fun however. An entertaining breath of fresh air. 7/10