Dynamite Entertainment to publish The Bionic Woman

I’m surprised this is happening so quickly. I figured Kevin Smith’s The Bionic Man would have finished it’s initial run before this offshoot hit the stands. Spinning out of the successful Dynamite Entertainment comic book series, The Bionic Man, The Bionic Woman makes her return to comic book form since the late 1970s.

Written by Paul Tobin with covers by Paul Renaud and interior art by Leno Carvalho, The Bionic Woman is poised to bring another iconic female super-hero back into the limelight. Dynamite Entertainment’s official description of the first issue is as follows:

“Paris is the city of love? Not anymore… not since Jaime Sommers, the Bionic Woman, came to town hot on the trail of the Mission, a collection of insanely high-priced surgeons who’ve been murdering OSI’s bionic prototypes in order to provide new life for billionaire patients. But while the Bionic Woman is hunting the Mission, their #1 hunter is after her! Can Jaime pick up the pieces of her past while protecting her life in the present, or will the city of love turn its back, and its bullets, on the Bionic Woman? Acclaimed writer Paul Tobin brings you a tale of baguettes, bullets, and bionic badass!”

Let’s hope this is just as successful as The Bionic Man and keeps the character in the spotlight! Look for The Bionic Woman to hit comic book shops March 28, 2012.

The Bionic Man #1

Dynamite Entertainment has released The Bionic Man #1. The new mini-series adapts an unproduced screenplay by Kevin Smith that updates the classic action-adventure television series of the 1970s, The Six Million Dollar Man. The series is written by Smith and Phil Hester.

It’s great to see this franchise get revived. It’s always been a favorite of mine and it’s been far too long since anything new came from it. The issue can be found in comic shops or online retailers.

The story is set in the present day and a few tweaks have been made to streamline it for the comic book format. I don’t want to spoil anything so I won’t go into details about the issue.

Alex Ross illustrated the main cover and Jonathan Lau did the interior art. There are several other alternate covers by other artists that are more rare. Ross has been busy this year as he also does the cover art for the Rocketeer Adventures.