Comic Review: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #4

Artist Judit Tondora completely sold their journey to Paradise Island with the very first panel.

Synopsis: We Rebuilt Them…Better, Faster, Stronger! In a brief respite from battle, Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman) visit the exotic Paradise Island, where some familiar faces from the past greet them! Meanwhile, the evil cadre of villains are poised to strike, and their targets will shake our heroines to the core!

Review: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #4 was my favorite issue so far. It wasn’t because readers found out a certain character’s fate wasn’t what they thought it was. Neither was it because writer Andy Mangels gave Hans Radl a marvelously old school villainous rally speech. No. Issue #4 was my favorite, because Diana took Jaime to Paradise Island!

Artist Judit Tondora completely sold their journey to Paradise Island with the very first panel. Max had his little nose and one paw pressed up against the paneling of the invisible jet, looking out as Diana flew. Once on the island, Mangels and Tondora perfectly combined forces. Diana introduced Jaime to her mother, Queen Hypolita, and sister, Drusilla. In addition, Jaime met two of Wonder Woman’s past female foes, who had been given second chances as Amazons. Amadonna of Islandia was the familiar face I was happiest to see, though. I love that she was wearing one of Diana’s hand me down tunics and that Drusilla called her Donna for short. This was presumably a nod to Donna Troy. Last, but not least, there were Amazons riding kangas!

There were two awesome character beats between Jaime and Diana, moreover. The first was when Jaime acknowledged that the two women had three Steves between them. The second was when Jaime questioned the Amazons belief in the ancient gods and Diana lyrically conveyed their world view, concluding “…Our very lives are stories, for others to tell when we’re not here to tell them ourselves.”

Writer

Andy Mangels

Art

Judit Tondora

9.8
Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #4
  • The Good: Story, Art
  • The Bad: Not a thing wrong
  • Story
    9.5
  • 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.
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