Two limited series from Brian Michael Bendis’ Wonder Comics DC imprint will have their runs increased from six issues each to twelve issues each, according to Paste.
Both Dial H For Hero from writer Sam Humphries and artist Joe Quinones and Wonder Twins from writer Mark Russell and artist Stephen Byrne will each have their runs doubled to 12 issues. Almost all of the creative teams for both titles are scheduled to remain on board for the increased runs, with guest artists slated to join Dial H For Hero in the second half of the now 12-issue series.
“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!” said Dial H writer Humphries in a statement. “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,” added artist Quinones. “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.”
“The next six issues of Wonder Twins will be, like the past six, part superhero deconstruction, part after school special,” said Russell. “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.”
“I couldn’t be more excited that our weird and wonderful book has been so well received by the comic book community,” added artist Stephen Byrne. “I for one can’t wait to see what crazy concepts Mark has in store for Zan and Jayna’s future.”
Both titles were scheduled to conclude in August. Now, Wonder Twins #7 and Dial H for Hero #7 will each arrive in September.