The second of Dynamite’s three announcements will catch a few folks by surprise. The publisher has landed the license for Charlie’s Angels and enticed fan-favorite writer John Layman (Chew) and artist Joe Eisma (Big Trouble in Little China) to come on board as the creative team. Based on Sony Pictures Television’s action classic television series of the 70’s, the new comic book series — debuting in June 2018 — will send the original Angels, Jill, Kelly, and Sabrina, on a globe-trotting adventure. Charlie’s Angels #1 will feature multiple cover variants, including one by the team of David Finch and Jimmy Reyes, as well as two different covers by series artist Eisma himself.
John Layman says:
Charlie’s Angels wasn’t a dark and gritty show; it was breezy fun set in an era that’s inherently silly, so you better believe I’m going to embrace that wholeheartedly. I also plan on doing stuff that could never have been done on the show, given the limitations of a ‘70s TV budget. Comics aren’t constrained like that, so this is going to be a ‘bigger budget’ Charlie’s Angels, seeing the Angels in exotic locations, taking on cases that are bigger and more exciting than what we ever saw in the show. And I get to work with Joe Eisma, who is a pal and somebody I’ve always wanted to work with.
The 1976 Charlie’s Angels television series was created by Ivan Goff and Ben Roberts, with industry legend Aaron Spelling serving as Executive Producer for the show during its five-season run. The iconic series followed the crime-fighting adventures of three powerful women working in a Los Angeles private detective agency for the mysterious and unseen Charlie Townsend. The smash-hit series saw more than 100 episodes and became a cult hit for decades to come thanks to subsequent syndication and DVD distribution deals.