Written by Brandon Johnson
Why is there so much admiration and respect for strong women today? Why is it that there is such a huge fan base for the Vampire Slayers, the Charmed Ones, the Wonder Women, and the Tomb Raiders of the world? I’m no expert but I believe it is because we come from a generation where “girl power” isn’t just a dream anymore and that women today feel empowered; that the possibilities are endless regardless of whether they are jumping across rooftops, competing in two-hundred meter Olympic events, or simply being a mom.
This is exactly what I think our friends down at Dynamite Comics feel with their launch of the new Bionic Woman comic book. For those of you who have grown up in the Lynda Carter and Lindsay Wagner era you will remember this small screen gem from the late 1970’s but for a lot of you; myself included, for whom this may be before your time, you are certainly in for a treat. The Bionic Woman was a television spin-off from the 1970’s television show The Six Million Dollar Man. It told the story of a pro tennis player, and former love interest to Steve Austin; the Six Million Dollar Man, named Jaime Sommers who was nearly killed in a skydiving incident that severely damaged her body until she received “bionic” surgical implants by a covert branch of a government agency calling themselves “O.S.I.” or the “Office of Scientific Intelligence“.