author: James Kuhoric
average rating: 4.17
book published: 2015
read at: 2015/01/31
date added: 2015/01/31
'Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6' adds another season to the famous tv series, but in graphic novel form. There's a lot happening here, but it was a treat to read, and took me right back to the days of watching Steve Austin in action.
There are a lot of plot threads going on here, but it never feels like too much. Only one of the storylines feels like it gets shorted, but that's because it continues on. OSI wants to stop funding the bionics program in favor of a new robotics program called Maskotron, where robots are given realistic faces and sent in as covert operators. When one is given the face of Steve Austin, can anything possibly go wrong? At the same time, Steve is sent to Russia to spy on and stop a giant robot program they might be trying to spin up. Also, a recent probe to the planet Venus has been recovered, but it seems to be harboring a dangerous hitchhiker.
Rogue robots, dangerous alien viruses, and even Bigfoot makes an appearance. Along the way damage is done, bionics are repaired, and the fights are physical and political. It's also set in the same timeframe as the series, so the clothing and hair is definitely 1970s.
The whole things works very well, and it's at least as over the top as the original series was. The plot by James Kuhoric is deftly handled. There are a lot of story elements, but they are handled very well. The art by Juan Antonio Ramirez and David T. Cabrera is really good, and of course the covers by Alex Ross are amazing. Very fun stuff and it's done right.
I received a review copy of this graphic novel from Diamond Book Distributors, Dynamite Entertainment and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this graphic novel.
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