Dynamite Entertainment have announced that a new series of The Six Million Dollar Man, based on the 1970’s TV show, will be upcoming in March from writer Christopher Hastings (Gwenpool, Deadpool, Adventure Time) and artist David Hahn (Batman ’66, Bombshells).
The new series will be set in the 1970s, of course, but it will take place in Japan and Austin will be sent in to 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 #1will 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).
Writer Christopher Hastings says:
I know comics is the business of fun, but MAN I had a lot of fun writing this book. 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).”
Artist David Hahn adds:
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.
The Six Million Dollar Man #1 will be solicited in Diamond Comic Distributors’ January 2019 Previews catalog and slated for release in March 2019.