I have a confession to make. For years, my husband has randomly said something along the lines of “wonder twin power—activate!” Because we are a family loaded up in references—many dating back to Firesign Theatre, which he listened to with his friends when he was a teenager—I have never actually asked about or looked up the reference.
This morning, however, when I was thinking about Cosmic Commandos, the first thing that popped into my mind was, “wonder twin power”, so I finally decided to look it up. It turns out that the Wonder Twins are Junior Superfriends and were in a cartoon way back, which explains everything I need to know. I was more of a Scooby Doo and Looney Tunes gal.
Reference explained… and now on to the book of day! Cosmic Commandos is a light, fun read. You could delve into the relationship between the twins – one brash and bold, the other nerdy and social – but it’s as much fun to read along as Jeremy of the “stinkish life” charges forward without thinking and ends up mostly succeeding at destroying an evil alien power. Why not? It’s a little bit of summer fun, right?
Cosmic Commandos by Christopher Eliopoulos