Wonder Woman ‘77 Meets The Bionic Woman #4

We Rebuilt Them…Better, Faster, Stronger! In a brief respite from battle, Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman) visit the exotic Paradise Island, where some familiar faces from the past greet them! Meanwhile, the evil cadre of villains are poised to strike, and their targets will shake our heroines to the core! - $3.99

Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #1

Party like it’s 1977 in this cross-over event fans have wanted for decades — but never thought possible! Now, Diana Prince meets Jaime Sommers… or should we say, Wonder Woman meets The Bionic Woman? 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! - $1.99

Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #2

Bullets & Bracelets & Bionics! The dream team that no one thought was even possible is now reeling after the events of the debut issue! Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman) must join forces to find out who laid waste at the IADC headquarters, without the help of a powerful ally. Meanwhile, the evil cabal CASTRA continues its evil plans, and not one, not two, but three familiar villains are revealed! But while Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman engage in a battle at sea, a jailbreak in Washington, D.C. leads to another shocking returnee…with a very deadly agenda! - $1.99

Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman #3

The Original Girl Power! Catching a missile after its launch is the least of the trials facing Diana Prince (aka Wonder Woman) and Jaime Sommers (The Bionic Woman)!  Now, their greatest television enemies have joined forces, and they’re building an army for their master plan! Wonder Woman and the Bionic Woman prepare for a trip to South America — passing through the Bermuda Triangle as they go — but the villains have other schemes. All this, plus the return of Max, the Bionic Dog! - $1.99


Bionic Woman Episode 1-4: Claws

Originally aired 2/25/1976

Plot: Jaime’s student Katie is friends with Susan Victor who owns an exotic animal reserve outside of Ojai. One tiny detail, Susan is a believer in letting her animals roam free, including her magnificent lion, Neil! When Susan is gone for the weekend, a rash of livestock get killed by a local critter, and they suspect Neil. Can Jaime save Neil and find the true culprit?

The Good: I know I loved Six Mill’s big cat installment, Taneha, so I was primed to love the hell out of this installment. This wasn’t nearly as great, but it is very cool seeing some big cats and other critters. I dug how Jaime had to kick butt and tackle a big cat or two to protect the animals. While some of the plot elements strained credibility, this I really enjoyed. Neil was really great too, what a great big fuzz ball!

The Bad: So the crux of this story is that a lion is totally chill as long as you don’t keep him in a cage. Fine. But the place this plot becomes pretty silly is how it wants to treat the locals who think Neil a murderer like they are insane lunatics. This seemed not only pretty sensible to me, but as an adult, I can see how this plot was sold straight to the kiddos. Also, as exciting as this plot seemed on paper, the execution was a bit slow, and it totally made Susan Victor seem like an eccentric weirdo for keeping all of the animals around. Doubly strange for leaving them for a audition. Wha!?

The Bionic: Jaime has to use her bionic strength many times to wrangle an elephant and to tangle with Neil when he is enraged later in the episode. She also uses her speed and coordination to dart the rouge cougar, and uses her bionic ear to track not only the critters, but the hunters as well. She also does a lot of bionic running to catch up with the cougar and lion on the prowl.

Rating: 3 friendly lions out of 5

Images: 1. Craziest show and tell ever, 2. Title Card (Neil!), 3. Susan Victor, owner of many an exotic critter, 4. Jaime hauling the elephant in, 5. Charles really wants to shoot a lion, 6. The real culprit! 7. Jaime darts the cougar, 8. Jaime runs to rescue Neil, 9. Neil strikes! 10. A sweet kitten after all