Synopsis: Bullets & Bracelets & Bionics! If it’s always darkest before the dawn, Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman — along with some familiar faces — had better pray that the dawn comes soon. Because from where the story continues, things look awfully dire. The evil cabal of villains have sprung their trap, and have staged a monumental assault, and one major character is already badly hurt. Our heroines will soon find that nothing is unbreakable! The best-selling team-up fans demanded is written by best-selling author ANDY MANGELS (Star Trek & Star Wars) and illustrated by JUDIT TONDORA (Grimm Fairy Tales).
Review: Writer Andy Mangels increased the stakes in Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman #5 dramatically. Wonder Woman was deprived of her bracelets and shot! This forced Jaime to leave Dru and Max behind to battle the cabal at their headquarters. All the while, Jaime had to get Diana medical help and join the fight for Paradise Island as an Amazon.
I really enjoyed this issue. Dru got a chance to shine in her own right, proving she really was an Amazon. In addition, Max demonstrated how formidable his bionic jaw truly was. Service dogs rule!
Jaime and the Amazons battling for Paradise Island were the highlights of the issue, though. Judit Tondora‘s rendering of Jaime’s battle costume, complete with Feminum bracelets, was superb. In addition, the various naturalized Amazons that readers were re-introduced to in the previous installment gave as good as they got.
With all that, Mangels didn’t make it easy for our heroines. They were greatly overmatched, and it will likely take a heavy sacrifice to end the fray in the final chapter. Is it July yet?