In the mid-late 1970s, girl power rose on the small screen with Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman and Lindsay Wagner as The Bionic Woman. Now, forty years later, these two icons for sisterhood will combine their powers of right and might for the first time with a crossover comic-book adventure from DC Comics (www.dccomics.com) and Dynamite Entertainment (www.dynamite.net), ComicBook.com reports.
Entitled Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman, this crossover arc will have OSI agent Jaime Sommers and IADC agent Diana Prince becoming the world’s finest of female superheroes: the dynamic duo for female empowerment against the evil CASTRA organization.
“The Bionic Woman and Wonder Woman television series were some of the most exciting of their time, and these two characters perfectly complement one another,” stated Dynamite CEO/Publisher Nick Barrucci. “To finally see them together is a historic event for an entire generation of fans. This is going to be one of the most exciting crossovers we’ve done yet!
DC Comics and Dynamite worked together on Batman ’66 meets The Green Hornet, where Batman & Robin teamed up with the Green Hornet & Kato against the Joker and Colonel Gumm. This year remains such a “POW!” for the 50th anniversary of Batman starring Adam West and Burt Ward, but Friday will be another challenge for the 50th anniversary of The Green Hornet starring Van Williams and Bruce Lee.
But this year is still bionically wonderful with both the 75th anniversary of Wonder Woman and the 40th anniversary of The Bionic Woman. Carter played the Amazonian warrior princess for three seasons on ABC and CBS from 1975 to 1979, while Wagner played her Emmy-winning role of Sommers for three seasons on ABC and CBS from 1976 to 1978. Both Wonder Woman and The Bionic Woman remain popular thanks to reruns in syndication, with Wonder Woman airing on Me-TV and The Bionic Woman on Cozi TV.
“For forty years, fans have been wondering what would happen if their favorite television heroines got to meet,” writer Andy Mangels said. “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 Lindsay Wagner brought to their history-changing roles. The 10-year-old Andy would never have believed that instead of running around in his backyard 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!”
Wonder Woman ’77 Meets The Bionic Woman is set to begin on December 7.