Synopsis: Party like it’s 1977 in this cross-over event fans have wanted for decades — but never thought possible! Now, Diana Prince meets Jaime Sommers… or should we say, Wonder Woman meets The Bionic Woman? In this action-packed mini-series, the two television titans team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? With super powers, bionic enhancements, surprise villains, and an invisible plane, just about anything is possible!
Review: Squee! Writer Andy Mangels has produced a nearly review proof story. I adored that Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman met in the middle of a rescue. I also really appreciated that Jaime figured out Diana’s secret identity in a hot nanosecond, and the internal logic demanded that Diana STILL played coy. “Is that a joke or does he really not know?” is my favorite dialogue in the issue.
Issue #1 gave readers the requisite set up. Steve Trevor and Oscar Goldman informed everyone on the interagency task force about the existence of a new cabal, and bless them, they actually used the word cabal. It was heartwarming! I.R.A.C. also put in an appearance and Eve actually got stuff to do. I have doubts about the cliffhanger, though. I don’t think the death will stick, but I could be wrong.
The art by Judit Tondora is marvelously detailed, down to the expressive wrinkles on Oscar Goldman’s face. However, the visual highlights were the split panels allowing readers to follow both heroines in action. From an artistic standpoint, though, my favorite sequence was on page four. Tondora showed each phase of Diana’s spin, so readers actually got to experience her transformation.
All in all, it was a great start. I hope Jaime gets to visit Paradise Island before the story concludes.
- The Good: Everything
- The Bad: Nothing