Dynamite Entertainment have announced “Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman,” a new comic series teaming up the characters from the two classic ’70s TV series. It will be written by Cameron DeOrdio (“Josie and the Pussycats”) with art by Soo Lee (“Strange Attractors”), and see the Angels battle Jamie Sommers (the Bionic Woman) for possession of a stolen patent. Here’s the press release:
Spy vs Spies in Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman
Historic Crossover Coming from Dynamite July 2019
April 17, Mt. Laurel, NJ: For the first time ever, the Angels meet the Bionic in the crazy 80’s in Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman, from Dynamite Entertainment. Bringing together Sony Pictures Entertainment’s Charlie’s Angels and Universal’s Bionic Woman is a first in comics and a winning crossover event in print.
Charlie gives his Angels an assignment to steal back a patent for its mysterious inventor. The biggest hiccup on the mission is their toughest counterspy yet, literally – Jaime Sommers aka the Bionic Woman. Will the cyborg come out on top against a team of highly trained private investigators or will the tides turn toward a team-up against some greater threat?
Audiences sat at home glued to their TVs watching the thrilling adventures of these detectives, even on the same night for a period. This new series is set within the original series continuity for both shows and takes place after their finales, bringing everyone together in the 1980s.
Cameron DeOrdio (Josie & the Pussycats) brings his honed writing abilities and love for both franchises to the table, while artist Soo Lee (Strange Attractors, Fight Like a Girl) draws these women in her one-of-a-kind style. Colorist Addison Duke (Barbarella/Dejah Thoris, Curse Words) and letterer Tom Napolitano (Justice League, Aquaman, Red Sonja) round out the team inside the book. On the outside, a compelling cadre of cover artists include the sensational Cat Staggs (Crosswind, Wonder Woman ’77, Star Trek), indie darling Jim Mahfood (Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, Tank Girl, Grrl Scouts) and paperback cover and movie poster legend Ron Lesser (The Spider).
“Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman is a story about good people trying to do good things who end up at cross purposes,” said writer Cameron DeOrdio. “We’ve made a spy comic, with sneaking around, exotic ‘80s tech and tense undercover infiltration, but it’s also about questioning the track you find yourself on and defining for yourself what’s right, even if it means turning your whole life upside down. I’m really excited to have Soo Lee onboard for this book. The way she draws both the Bionic Woman and the Angels perfectly captures their personalities, while also stylistically representing their differing perspectives.”
Artist Soo Lee had this to say, “When I was asked if I wanted to work on a crossover comic of Charlie’s Angels and the Bionic Woman, I had to jump on the opportunity. I’ve always wanted to draw a 70/80’s themed comic and being a fan of the show, to be able to work on this project is a dream. I wanted to be loyal to the style of the era and give a nod to the original series. Cameron and I both clicked on the vision for this story right away and with his fun writing, I think we both brought the Angels back to life!”
“It’s great to be playing with Charlie’s Angels again, and pitting them against the Bionic Woman is such a natural idea, it was inevitable” said editor Matt Idelson. “And while I was of course familiar with Cameron and Soo’s prior work, they’ve nonetheless been a revelation to me. This book is too much fun!”
Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ May, 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market, and slated for release in July 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, ComicsPlus, and more!
See the Angels back in action in Charlie’s Angels from Columbia Pictures (directed by Elizabeth Banks, story by David Auburn and Elizabeth Banks and screenplay by Elizabeth Banks and Craig Mazin) out in theaters nationwide on November 15, 2019.
“Charlie’s Angels/Bionic Woman” #1 will be released in July. This is the second “Charlie’s Angels” comic series, following Dynamite’s first miniseries last year, written by John Layman with art by Joe Eisma. Check out the variant covers and unlettered artwork for the new comic here.