Published on October 10th, 2017 | by Kevin Given0
Review: Wonder Woman ’77 Meets Bionic Woman #6 Bullets & Bracelets & Bionics Closing Chapter!!
CASTRA a sinister cabal which includes the evil Dr. Cyber (Gloria Marquez) Dr. Franklin (creator of the fembots) Orlach Hoffman (Toymaker) and Dr. Solano, stole important classified information from America’s intelligence agencies and abducted several world leaders. Wonder Woman and Jamie Sommers are recovering on Paradise Island after a lengthy battle. Can they defeat CASTRA and rescue the world leaders? Here’s the closing chapter in this epic meeting of heroes.
Andy Mangels continues to show his love for ‘70’s super hero television as he unleashes a torrent of villainous activity from both iconic TV series. The CASTRA is over confident as usual as they think they can just waltz in and take over paradise Island, but Jamie and WW aren’t anywhere near as defenseless as the cabal thinks they are. Old foes for both of these classic characters play their wild card and leads to a confrontation that fans of both series are sure to love. I enjoyed watching all those old super hero shows as a kid and this series brings back fond memories of my couch potato days. I loved following these characters and Dynamite has fulfilled my desire to see both team up. It didn’t happen on television, but it finally came to pass on the pages of this fine comic book. Now I want to see Steve Austin team up with the David Banner (Bill Bixby/Lou Ferrigno) version of the Hulk as they take on Big Foot. Somebody make that happen.
Judit Tondora’s art seems a bit rushed in this issue. It might be because they had to meet a deadline. There’s still some fine work here, but if I have any criticism of the concluding chapter it’s that the art isn’t quite as well rendered as the previous issues. I still enjoyed it, but corners were cut, the opening splash is fine, showing this dynamic duo (sorry) leaping into action. But towards the end of this issue, certain background characters were rendered in silhouette. Overall Tondora captures the right feel for the characters, but I do think certain panels could have been rendered a little better and not rushed.
Overall the entire story was a satisfying return to those glory days of yesteryear as our heroes fought their most iconic villains. The interaction between these two that most of us fanboys could only dream of finally happened. There’s even a neat twist with a celebrated character. I thoroughly enjoyed the closing chapter and I hope to see more stories like this. Maybe Partridge Family meets the Brady Bunch, My Favorite Martian on Gilligan’s Island, The A-Team and Airwolf. But I could extend that list for a million miles. It’s all great stuff! ***1/2 (8.5 rating)
Wonder Woman ’77 Meets Bionic Woman #6
writer: Andy Mangels
artist: Judit Tondora
covers: Cat Staggs (a) Phil Jimenez (b)
incentive covers: Cat Staggs (“virgin art”) Phil Jimenez (B/W art)
FC • 32 pages • $3.99 • Teen+
Publication date – October 2017