Following on the heels of the successful Dark Horse Comics series Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season 8 and 9 and IDW Publishing’s The X-Files Season 10, this week Dynamite Comics announced Steve Austin, the Six Million Dollar Man will be continued where the TV series left off with The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6.
Unlike the current successful monthly series Bionic Man and Bionic Woman, which updated the original TV series for the 21st century, The Six Million Dollar Man Season 6 will make an effort to look back to elements, styles, designs and even sounds that made the original series popular in the 1970s. Expect familiar special effects, slow motion movements, and kung-fu gripping action.
And it’s just in time for the original borg’s 40th anniversary.
Season 6 will feature writer James Kuhoric (Army of Darkness) and art by Juan Antonio Ramirez, along with covers by legendary painter and borg.com fave artist Alex Ross.
The initial focus is inspired by one of the bestselling action figure lines of all time. The series will pit Steve Austin and Oscar Goldman against a rogue faction of the OSI… the infamous action figure Maskatron debuts as a villain for the first time within story continuity.
Alex Ross not only provides the covers for Season 6, he also made the suggestion to develop a long-lost piece of SMDM action figure history into the new season. “The Maskatron toy was my favorite toy growing up,” says Ross. “I played with it to death, turning it into different characters from The Six Million Dollar Man, as well as other comic book characters that I could turn it into. I’m thrilled to help bring it to life in a full storyline.”
The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6 is slated for release beginning in February 2014.