I was a huge fan of The Six Million Dollar Man in my youth and the DVD’s for both it and sister show The Bionic Woman both hold pride of place in my collection. Unlike many other TV shows from that era, the adventures of Steve Austin have largely laid dormant since it went off the air.
However, thanks to the good people at Dynamite, the 40th anniversary of the show has brought us a continuation in the form of a season 6 – in comic book form! Let’s hear what they have to say about the ‘shows’ return:
Better. Stronger. Faster. The original Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin was a man barely alive until the OSI turned him into the world’s first Bionic Man. Now he and Oscar Goldman are the most effective team in National Security. But a rogue faction in the OSI is making a power play for that position with a new type of infiltration agent – one that is completely obedient and robotic. Can a soulless machine that wears Steve Austin’s very face make the Six Million Dollar Man obsolete? For the 1st Time EVER! Fan favorite toy-line character Maskatron makes his Six Million Dollar Man debut and becomes a part of the classic television series mythology with a violent and terrifying purpose. And as Steve’s world is threatened from within, his very actions unknowingly release an alien menace upon an unsuspecting world. Classic action, powerful science fiction, and a cast of characters from one of television’s most original series combine to make The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6 a must have for comic fans!
I think this looks excellent and I’m happy to hear the news that each issue will have a number of variant covers with artists such as Alex Ross. As I type, the series is 4 issues in to its run so should be easy to catch up on. Sadly, you’ll need to ad-lib those bionic sound effects yourself. More details can be found here.