Review by C.J. Bunce
Starting next Wednesday, September 17, 2014, the Bionic Woman is back. This time, in her third comic book series in the past two years, following Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The X-Files, and The Six Million Dollar Man, it’s a continuation of the original television series, right where the series last left our bionic heroine.
Dynamite Comics is publishing the new series written by Brandon Jerwa, with interior art by David T. Cabrera. Issue #1 features cover art by Sean Chen and Ivan Nunes and a photo incentive cover featuring Lindsay Wagner as Jaime Sommers.
So how does Issue #1 fare?
They have the introduction right, presumably to begin each issue like an episodes of the series. As to moving the series forward in continuity of the era, the tech gets a slight–but only slight–upgrade, with walkie-talkies replaced with wireless comm-links in Jaime’s ears. Dr. Rudy Wells and Oscar Goldman are back, too. So the setting checks out.
As for the action, Jerwa hardly misses a beat dropping her in her next mission from O.S.I., retrieving a downed spy satellite from China in Mexico. It’s exactly the kind of setup you’d expect from a continuing television series in 1979. Jaime finds herself in an impossible position, yet able to carry out her mission using her superhuman strength. She even sports some period appropriate shades. Of course, it’s not really going to be that easy a mission for Jaime Sommers, and the 1970s/early 1980s twists and turns begin right away, too.
It’s all a nice mix and easy read for fans of the classic Bionic universe.
Here are some preview images from Issue #1 we previously previewed here at borg.com:
Add Issue #1 it to your pull list or look for The Bionic Woman: Season Four in comic book stores Wednesday.