Brian Michael Bendis In Conversation: Activating Wonder Twins, First Loves And More | SYFY WIRE

WATCH: Brian Michael Bendis on bringing the Wonder Twins and Superman as the ultimate adoption story

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Oct 23, 2018

Longtime Marvel comics writer Brian Michael Bendis recently jumped to DC and took over the Superman titles. But he's not stopping there.

Bendis is also overseeing Wonder Comics, his own pop-up imprint at DC. As part of that initiative, Bendis is relaunching the Young Justice comic and bringing back the Wonder Twins. SYFY WIRE recently shared an extended conversation with Bendis, during which he indicated that it was very tricky to get the Wonder Twins their own title several decades after their debut on Super Friends.

"I heard through the grapevine that the Wonder Twins themselves have a very harried history of development in projects that have never seen the light of day," recalled Bendis. "So this would be a big mountain for me to climb, to sell the Wonder Twins as a thing."

Bendis also relayed why he felt Mark Russell was the right writer for Wonder Twins, and he even told us how DC co-publisher Dan DiDio referred to the project in development.

Additionally, Bendis spoke at length about why writing for teenage heroes still appeals to him and opened up about what adoption means for his family. The theme of adoption carries over in his new title, Naomi. He also told us why Superman is celebrated in the adoption community.

"Someone else said to me, 'Did you know that Superman is considered in the adoption community [to be] the adoption story?' When that was explained to me, I almost had tears in my eyes, because of course that's what the story is."

For more comic book stories and previews from Bendis, check out the entire video. Then leave us a comment below to tell us what you think!

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