“They’re bigger, stronger, faster.” Three words that sum up two of the most popular superheroes from the 1070s: Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman, who meet in this graphic novel.
Granted, Wonder Woman had been a powerhouse since she was first introduced in 1942. But the Wonder Woman TV show from 1977 broadened her reach, bringing in millions of new fans from all over the world. The Bionic Woman was another powerhouse show from the ’70s, starring a strong, bionically enhanced woman named Jamie. They were role models and inspirations for decades to come, so a comic series based on these two only made sense.
In short, Jamie and Diana Prince join forces to fight an evil cabal bent on raising hell, which even leads the team to Paradise Island. Will the super-powered team of Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman be able to save the world? I won’t spoil it for you. But you should absolutely pick this book up.
Writer Andy Mangles creates a wonderful new tale for these two characters — one that could have actually happened in the TV series. Jamie and Diana are both extremely competent in their own rights, and it never becomes a competition between them. While there are some initial growing pains with Diana not being open about her alter ego, everything is resolved with trust and understanding — which is how leaders should act.
Judit Tondora is exceptional with her pencils, and each character looks like their television counterpart. The action is easy to follow, and the facial expressions and body language work well here. Combined with bright, vibrant colors by Roland Pilcz, this book comes to life. Again, this looks like it could have been on TV. Letterers Kathryn S. Renta, Tom Orzechowski, and Lois Buhalis are the proverbial cherry on top, as everything is easy to read and follow.
You can pick up this book from your local comic shop now, and I sincerely hope you do! This is a great book for young readers as well, in case you need a unique, excellent holiday gift.