December 18, Mt. Laurel, NJ: Dynamite Entertainment announces a reimagining of the iconic and bionic 1970s TV sensation, The Six Million Dollar Man. Starting in March 2019, writer Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool, Deadpool, Adventure Time) and artist David Hahn (Batman ’66, Bombshells) will traverse the globe with Colonel Steve Austin – and hopefully survive the experience!
The time: the 1970s. The place: Japan. Rather than a full team of highly trained soldiers, Japanese secret agent Niko Abe is sent one single man to help her on a mission. Though Steve Austin is not any ordinary man. They must stop a nefarious plan by a madman to exact revenge on the United States for decades-old conflicts.
Things go awry when everyone’s favorite atomic powered agent immediately finds his cybernetically altered body failing him. His $6 million enhancements – $23 million adjusted for inflation in 2018 – are dwindling in value and effectiveness. Any minute now he may be the Six Thousand Dollar Man. He must fight through it though, and against both samurai AND the KGB.
The Six Million Dollar Man #1 will feature colors by Roshan Kurchiyanil and letters by Ariana Maher. As well as covers from Michael Walsh (Secret Avengers), Yasmine Putri (Nightwing), Francesco Francavilla (Batman) and Denis Medri (Red Hood/Arsenal).
“I know comics is the business of fun, but MAN I had a lot of fun writing this book,” said writer Christopher Hastings. “I do little dances in my chair when David Hahn's artwork comes in (which is then accompanied by the terrible sense of responsibility of writing words that are good enough to be seen next to it).”
Jazzed about the setting and the art he gets to draw is David Hahn, “I was not only excited to be working on the Six Million Dollar Man but was doubly thrilled that our story takes place in Steve Austin's original TV era of the mid-70s. That was a time when aesthetics regarding technology were simultaneously clunky and sleek, just like our version of Steve Austin. Chris has also injected a good amount of humor into our story, which is another big plus for me.”
“Hastings & Hahn are a dang dream team. And they’re bringing out the best of Steve Austen, an aw-shucks can-do astronaut that just so happens to have a laser eye,” said editor Nate Cosby.
Journey back to an era without Internet, but WITH cyborgs!
The Six Million Dollar Man #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2019 Previews catalog, the premier source of merchandise for the comic book specialty market and slated for release in March 2019. Comic book fans are encouraged to preorder copies of the issue with their local comic book retailers. It will also be available for individual customer purchase through digital platforms courtesy of Comixology, Kindle, iBooks, Google Play, Dynamite Digital, iVerse, Madefire, and Dark Horse Digital.
About Dynamite Entertainment
Dynamite was founded in 2004 and is home to several best-selling comic book titles and properties, including The Boys, The Shadow, Red Sonja, Warlord of Mars, Bionic Man, A Game of Thrones, and more. Dynamite owns and controls an extensive library with over 3,000 characters (which includes the Harris Comics and Chaos Comics properties), such as Vampirella, Pantha, Evil Ernie, Smiley the Psychotic Button, Chastity, and Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt. In addition to their critically-acclaimed titles and bestselling comics, Dynamite works with some of the most high-profile creators in comics and entertainment, including Kevin Smith, Alex Ross, Neil Gaiman, Andy Diggle, John Cassaday, Garth Ennis, Jae Lee, Marc Guggenheim, Mike Carey, Jim Krueger, Greg Pak, Brett Matthews, Matt Wagner, Gail Simone, Steve Niles, James Robinson, and a host of up-and-coming new talent. Dynamite is consistently ranked in the upper tiers of comic book publishers and several of their titles - including Alex Ross and Jim Krueger's Project Superpowers - have debuted in the Top Ten lists produced by Diamond Comics Distributors. In 2005, Diamond awarded the company a GEM award for Best New Publisher and another GEM in 2006 for Comics Publisher of the Year (under 5%) and again in 2011. The company has also been nominated for and won several industry awards, including the prestigious Harvey and Eisner Awards.