In Review: The Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #5

The dissection of Steve Austin commences now.

Synopsis: The dissection of Steve Austin commences now. The race is on between O.S.I. agents and mad scientists alike to be the first to carve him apart and unlock the secret to building a cyborg army. Against overwhelming odds, and with the future in jeopardy, Steve has to hope he has at least one ally left.

Review: Van Jensen’s Six Million Dollar Man concludes, but is left open for the big bad to return.

Story wise the ending of this was pretty predictable insofar as how your average episode would have ended on the series when it was originally aired in the 1970’s.

I’ve particularly enjoyed how Jensen has managed to get all the 70’s references into the story making it seem like a natural continuation of the television series on which the comic draws its source material from.

Ron Salas’s artwork throughout the series have been pretty consistent. I particularly enjoyed the different angles he managed to draw when Steve was on the iconic operating table, which was when the big bad was trying to dissect him and separate the man from the machine.

The fact that Steve has learned a lot of things from the OSI files that he wasn’t told about is a good point to pick up from should Dynamite do another run. I liked the note on which this story ends. Steve pretty much tells Oscar to go public with all the Bionic files and let the public judge for itself.

I bet that would have gone down real well in the 70’s. Perhaps not.

9.5
The Six Million Dollar Man: Fall of Man #5
  • The Good: The fact that the ending leaves things open for a sequel
  • The Bad: Not much worth mentioning
  • Story
    9.6
  • Art Work
    9.0
  • Lettering
    9.8
  • Colours
    9.6

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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