Last year Dynamite brought Charlie’s Angels back from the 1980s for some new adventures, joining other classic TV series comic adaptations including Batman ’66, Wonder Woman ’77, The Six Million Dollar Man, and The Bionic Woman. Dynamite has combined a few classic TV shows already, including a story with Wonder Woman ’77 and The Bionic Woman taking down some fembots. This year the publisher is putting together two more dream team-ups with The Bionic Woman joining Charlie’s Angels on a mission in Charlie’s Angels/The Bionic Woman. When Bosley hands Kelly Garrett, Kris Munroe, and Julie Rogers their next assignment from Charlie, they encounter one of our favorite classic borg characters, the bionic-powered Jaime Sommers. Following the events of the television series into the 1980s, we catch up with a privatized Office of Scientific Investigation, and it’s up to these four women to make sure the OSI technology doesn’t get into the wrong hands for military applications.
It’s a great move using the latter trio from Charlie’s Angels for the new series. Artist Cat Skaggs′ rendering of Tanya Roberts as Julie on her cover variant to Issue #1 is perfect, and she also provides a great portrait of Lindsay Wagner as Jaime for the cover of Issue #2. Other covers were drawn by Ron Lesser and Jim Mahfood, whose Issue #2 features a gorgeous, stylized, throwback design.
Cameron DeOrdio (Josie and the Pussycats) steps in to write this series, and in the first issue she lays the groundwork for a compelling spy thriller. Artist Soo Lee (Strange Attractors) brings in her unique style to give the series an authentic early 1980s vibe. Her artwork has elements of manga and anime blended with Matt Kindt, but best of all the book looks as if it could have been drawn in 1982. Color work is by Addison Duke, with letters by Crank!
Here are some preview images and covers for the first two issues, courtesy of Dynamite:
Issue #1 of Charlie’s Angels/The Bionic Woman arrives next Wednesday, July 3, 2019. A new reboot movie, Charlie’s Angels, is coming from Columbia Pictures, directed/written by Elizabeth Banks, in theaters November 15, 2019. It stars Banks, Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin, Djimon Hounsou, and Patrick Stewart.