Friday is Wonder Woman’s 75th anniversary, and not only did she become an official ambassador to the United Nations, with none other than Wonder Women Lynda Carter and Gal Gadot at the ceremony, but in the world of comics, she’s set to team up with another pioneering icon of ’70s feminism — The Bionic Woman! DC Comics and Dynamite Entertainment are bringing together the two icons for Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman, featuring the likenesses of actresses Lynda Carter and Lindsay Wagner, in a mini-series set during the runs of their classic television series.
The new comic is written by Andy Mangels (Star Wars, Star Trek, X-Files) with art by Jundit Tondora (Bettie Page). According to the official description from DC and Dynamite, “government agents Jamie Sommers and Diana Prince team their respective powers against a threat to national security in a series too big for the small screen! In this action-packed mini-series, the two television titans team up to fight a rogue cabal bent on wreaking havoc and stealing deadly weapons. Can CASTRA be stopped before their real targets are revealed and lives are lost? With super powers, bionic enhancements, surprise villains, and an invisible plane, just about anything is possible!
In a statement from writer Andy Mangels, he said “For forty years, fans have been wondering what would happen if their favorite television heroines got to meet. I’m thrilled to get to mix these two feminist icons into a massive story that respects not only the characters themselves, but also the magic that Lynda Carter and Lyndsay Wagner brought to their history-changing roles. The 10-year-old Andy would never have believed that instead of running around in his back yard making “wonder leaps” and “bionic runs,” he’d actually get the opportunity to craft stories that mix the best of these two worlds into one!”
Another way to celebrate the Amazing Amazon is with The Wonder Woman Adult Coloring Book from Insight Editions, which is now available everywhere. According to the official press release, “this stunning adult coloring book is filled with ready-to-color illustrations of one of DCs’ most iconic characters. From the bright red and blue of Wonder Woman’s costume to the rich greens and yellows of her homeland, Themyscira, the heraldry of this Amazonian Super Hero is yours to design and color. Featuring many of the greatest artists in DC history and their interpretations of Wonder Woman’s memorable adventures, this incredible coloring book offers hours of creative fun and relaxation.” Enjoy some exclusive images below!
Wonder Woman 77 Meets Bionic Woman #1 hits comic books shops on December 7. You can see a preview of several pages, plus covers from series artists Jundit Tondora and variants from Alex Ross, Cat Staggs, as well as black and white character sketches, in our gallery below.
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Images: DC Comics / Dynamite Entertainment