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.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.
About Sony Pictures Consumer Products
Sony Pictures Consumer Products (SPCP) is the licensing and merchandising division of Sony Pictures’ Motion Picture Group and Sony Pictures Television for Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.
About the 2019 Columbia Pictures film Charlie’s Angels
Directed by Elizabeth Banks. Screenplay by Elizabeth Banks and Craig Mazin. The story is by David Auburn and Elizabeth Banks. The film is produced by Elizabeth Banks, Max Handelman, Elizabeth Cantillon and Doug Belgrad and executive produced by Matthew Hirsch, Leonard Goldberg, Drew Barrymore and Nancy Juvonen. The film stars Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, Ella Balinska, Elizabeth Banks, Djimon Hounsou, Noah Centineo, Sam Claflin and Patrick Stewart.
About the TV series Charlie’s Angels
In the iconic series debuted in 1976 and ran for 5 seasons, intelligent, athletic and streetwise, Sabrina Duncan (Kate Jackson), Jill Munroe (Farrah Fawcett) and Kelly Garrett (Jaclyn Smith) are three highly-trained cops whose considerable crime-fighting talents were going to waste.