Bionic Man Annual #1
Just finished reading this, and really, really enjoyed it. Far and away my favorite Bionic Man comic so far. Written by Scott Beatty, with art by Dietrich Smith. Just a really good done-in-one mission for Steve (that introduces a new character who could potentially return). I must say I really particularly liked Dietrich Smith's art on this one; it's quite different from the regular comic. The coloring and digital effects by Alex Guimaraes really made the art pop, too. And it was nice to see the classic red track suit back in action.
Put this down as a vote for recruiting these guys as the regular creative team on the ongoing Bionic Man series.
I've read a lot of comics, so I admit I can sometimes be a harsh critic who is finicky and hard to please. But this really felt like a fun, breezy read and I was left feeling satisfied that I got more than my $5 worth of entertainment.
One thing I found kind of interesting -- there is a scene where Oscar and Rudy are discussing the functioning of Steve's bionics under conditions of extreme cold. Rudy mentions superconductors and that they actually work better when they're colder. I just noted that this was the exact opposite of the 6M$ Man TV series, where an episode made a plot point of the fact that Steve's bionics were actually inhibited by low temperatures from functioning properly.
Last edited by positronic; 03-17-2013 at 02:45 AM.
DE pull list: Betty Boop, Wonder Woman '77 Meets The Bionic Woman, Will Eisner's The Spirit: The Corpse Makers, Edgar Rice Burroughs' The Greatest Adventure, Mighty Mouse