Comic Review: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1

Squee!

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.

Writer

Andy Mangels

Art

Judit Tondora

9.7
Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1
  • The Good: Everything
  • The Bad: Nothing
  • Story
    9.0
  • Art
    10
  • Lettering
    10

Raissa Devereux became a life-long genre fan at the age of four when she first saw The Wizard of Oz at a screening at Arizona State University. Years later, she graduated from A.S.U. as an English major, History minor, Whovian, and Trekkie. Now a Florida transplant, she loves the opportunity Sci-Fi Pulse has given her to further explore space travel, time travel, masked heroes, gothic castles, and good yarns.
2 Comments on this post.
  • Linda
    14 December 2016 at 2:04 am -

    Is Steve Austin going to make an appearance in this series ?

    • Ian Cullen
      14 December 2016 at 3:18 am -

      I haven’t a clue. Be pretty cool if he did, but I have a feeling its mostly about Jaime and Wonder Woman.

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