In Review: Charlie’s Angels #1

The Angels are back, baby!

Synopsis: The Angels are back, baby! —The original Angels, Jill, Kelly, and Sabrina! Travel back to the swingin’ 70s, and revisit the butt-kicking, crime-fighting, mold-breaking lady detectives who took 70s TV by storm, ready to do the same to comics 40 years later! Break out your bell-bottoms, feather your hair, and jump back to an era of peanut-farmer presidents, gargantuan gas-guzzlers and foxy female detectives… for a globe-trotting adventure that’s simply too big and epic for the 70s-era boob tube.

Review: Dynamite continues to delve into seventies pop culture with this fantastic and fun adaptation of ‘Charlie’s Angels’. This first issue of a five-issue series features the original line up of Jill, Kelly, and Sabrina, which means that the story is most likely set during the shows first season because Jill who was played by the late Farah Fawcett left after the first series and only returned intermittently as a guest star afterward.

Written by Eisner winner John Layman the story drops us right into the middle of a case in which the Angels are doing their stuff. They simply have to plant surveillance devices to collect incriminating evidence of a criminal nightclub owner who is selling guns. But as always things are not as simple as they seem. It seems that the Angels have the interest of a couple of Europeans who are taking a great interest in events.

The artwork by Joe Eisma is fairly good, but he doesn’t really have the likeness of the characters down as well as he could have them, but as far as the clothes and attention to detail with regards to seventies fashions. He has things bang on.

Writer John Layman managed to capture the seventies spirit in this first issue as well as the playful humor, which was often a feature of the television show as well as the rather sexist attitudes of the time.

Overall. This is a great first issue with a cliffhanger that will definitely keep fans guessing to next month.

Charlie's Angels #1
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Ian Cullen is the founder of and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: When he is not writing for Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of You can contact ian at:
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