DC Gives Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero 6 More Issues

At Marvel Comics, the publishing strategy seems to be to launch a book as an ongoing series and then cancel it after 8-12 issues, making it effectively a mini-series. But DC Comics is trying the opposite approach, having launched Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero under "The Great One" Brian Bendis's Wonder Comics vanity imprint as six-issue mini-series, only to then announce each series will be expanded to 12.

Paste Magazine had the EX-X-XCLUSIVE reveal, along with statements from the creative teams of each book, starting with Dial H's Sam Humphries:

Going from six-issue mini-series 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! 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.

Dial H's Joe Quinones:

I've been having such a blast crafting this book with Sam. 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.

Wonder Twins' Mark Russell:

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 a 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.

And Wonder Twins' Stephen Byrne:

I couldn't be more excited that our weird and wonderful book has been so well received by the comic book community. I for one can't wait to see what crazy concepts Mark has in store for Zan and Jayna's future.

Look for Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero #7 in September.

Dial H for Hero #7
Writer: Sam Humphries
Artists: Joe Quinones & Others
Publisher: Wonder Comics/ DC Comics
Release Date: September 25, 2019
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!

DC Gives Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero 6 More Issues

Wonder Twins #7
Writer: Mark Russell
Artist: Stephen Byrne
Publisher: Wonder Comics/ DC Comics
Release Date: September 11, 2019
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?

DC Gives Wonder Twins and Dial H for Hero 6 More Issues

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