Official Press Release
Following the success of their popular The Bionic Man ongoing series, Dynamite Entertainment is releasing The Bionic Woman #1. Written by Paul Tobin and drawn by Leno Carvalho, with an amazing cover by Paul Renaud, The Bionic Woman #1 hits stores in March 2012! The Bionic Woman ongoing series is licensed through NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group.
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, its #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! Be sure to get The Bionic Woman #1 in March 2012!
"It's a big booming blast of a look at the woman behind the bionics," says writer Paul Tobin. "…a chance for myself and Jaime Sommers to team up, cut loose, knock some things around and then high-five when the dust is still settling."
"We are very happy to be working with Paul, and have a few other things in the works with him," adds Dynamite President and Publisher Nick Barrucci. "He's made a name for himself producing solid comics and now that The Bionic Woman has come along, we think he's going to reach a whole new audience. We welcome fans to come along for the ride!"
The Bionic Woman is an American television series, from Universal Television, that aired for three seasons between 1976 and 1978 as a spin off from "The Six Million Dollar Man." Lindsay Wagner starred as tennis pro Jaime Sommers, who was nearly killed in a skydiving accident. Sommers' life was saved by Oscar Goldman and Dr. Rudy Wells, with "bionic" surgical implants similar to those of The Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin. As the result of Jaime's bionics, she has amplified hearing in her right ear, a greatly strengthened right arm, and stronger, enhanced legs which enable her to run at up to 60 miles per hour.
Paul Tobin is a comic book writer whose best known works include: The Age of the Sentry, Marvel Adventures: Fantastic Four, Marvel Adventures: Super Heroes, Marvel Adventures: Spider-Man, and other titles predominantly for Marvel Comics. Paul Tobin's comics career started with the all ages mini-series Banana Sunday (under the pseudonym Paul Nobit) from Oni Press. The 4-issue series, about a young girl attending a new school while caring for 3 talking monkeys, was illustrated by Tobin's wife, Colleen Coover. Tobin later began writing for Marvel with the all-ages imprint, Marvel Adventures. His first title in that imprint was the Fantastic Four, but he would also write the Avengers, Super Heroes, and most prominently Spider-Man. Some of his latest work has included the King Size Spider-Man Summer Special which he again collaborated on with his wife, Colleen.
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About Dynamite Entertainment:
DYNAMITE ENTERTAINMENT was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, Green Hornet, Vampirella, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, Game of Thrones and more!
In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and best selling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Alex Ross, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Michael Avon Oeming, Mel Rubi, Marc Guggenheim, Stephen Sadowski, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner 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. Several of their titles have also hit The New York Times Best-Sellers list: The Boys, Vampirella Archives, Robert Jordan's New Spring and Wheel of Time graphic novels. 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%). The company has also been nominated for several industry awards, including the prestigious Eisner Award.
About NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group:
NBCUniversal is a leader in providing entertainment programming to the domestic and international marketplaces. NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products Group manages all global ancillary television business endeavors for the NBCUniversal Television Group, including third-party home entertainment distribution, consumer products, musical soundtracks, special markets projects and the NBCUniversal Online Store. For the latest product updates and an overview of the properties managed by the group, visit the NBCUniversal Television Consumer Products portal at http://nbcuconsumerproducts.com