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The Six Million Dollar Man: Season Six #1 - It Came From Deep Space Review

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This new series captures the essence of the original show and prepares to take us to the next level.

The Good

When Dynamite Entertainment offered an update to the Bionic Man, it was good. It made sense and we saw some cool stories. This series is going back to the original feel of the television series. Geared as “Season Six,” Jim Kuhoric picks up where the TV show ended. That means that Steve Austin has been the Six Million Dollar Man for some time now. With the world changing around them, we see Steve and Oscar are about to face a different sort threat—one that involves bureaucracy.

With the changing world, there is the advancement of other technology. It’s a great twist on the series and we also see the debut of a new nemesis that was previously only seen in merchandise for the show. This will offer the perfect opponent for Steve.

Juan Antonio Ramirez captures the feel of the show. There’s definitely a 70s feel which is fantastic. It’d be too easy to try to modernize the characters but if they are truly determined to grasp the feel of the show and continue where it left off, this is a crucial bit to maintain.

The Bad

Parts of the story moves quickly. While it is cool for a situation to come about where Steve has to face a shark, it felt like the situation requiring him to be in this location happened quickly. At the same time, other things are happening quickly in Washington. It’s a little convenient that Steve isn’t around as this new development takes place.

Some of today's readers, not overly familiar with the show, might find the 70s feel a little dated.

The Verdict

We’re off to a nice start in this series continuing where the TV show left off. Jim Kuhoric captures the feel of the 70s time period and Juan Antonio Ramirez’s art ors it justice as well. We have a couple of big problems that the Bionic Man will have to deal with. It threatens everything he’s used to and it will be fun to see how things develop from here. Fans of the show should not miss out on this. Even if you haven't watched the show, you could jump in and catch up.

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Posted by NightFang

The show was before my time, but I enjoyed this comic.

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Edited by DonFelipe

This review sounds awesome! I grew up watching Steve Austin and Colt Seavers. Needless to say Lee Majors was one of my childhood hero. I'll definitely give this a try. Also, the regular cover looks fantastic.

ps. I'm so excited about The Six Million Dollar Man right now I may even get a DVD of the TV series and watch it nonstop next weekend.

Edit: Although I enjoyed reading it, too, I find the comic, the art, and the story average at best - 2.5/5 stars. Nothing's overly intriguing at this point, and I don't think I'll pick up the second issue because there's just much better comics out there right now. I'd rather get the DVDs as mentioned before. :)

Posted by KnightofSteel

I grew up watching this show as well. So I was thrilled when this book came out. However this issue fell short for me. The 70's feel was awesome but the art wasn't the greatest. Story was okay. But who knows - another issue or two maybe things will come together.

Posted by AirDave817

I was hooked on The Six Million Dollar Man back in the '70's! It was cool to see someone like Steve Austin, on TV, alongside The Man From Atlantis, The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk! He was a "real-life" super-hero. I have got to track down this issue and follow the series!

Posted by bayma

" art ors it justice as well"

Dude, do you even English?