The Bionic Man #1

The Bionic Man #1

Writer: Kevin Smith, Phil Hester Artist: Jonathan Lau Publisher: Dynamite Entertainment Release Date: August 24, 2011 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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Steve Austin is back and acclaimed film maker Kevin Smith unleashes his high octane vision in this new series from Dynamite. Featuring 28 pages of story/art in an action-packed first issue! Kevin Smith is joined by Phil Hester, artist Jonathan Lau, and cover artist/character designer Alex Ross (the team who brought you The MAIN Green Hornet series), Smith unleashes Bionic Man into the 21st century as only he can.

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Aug 24, 2011

    The mysterious cyborg wrecking the government's plans is a great addition to the mythos of the Bionic Man, and ensures that I'm back next month for more action. I like that we get the prologue here as it makes Austin a more human character before the bionics kick in. Smith's writing is smooth, and the reader is drawn into the action. Bionic Man #1 is one of those issues that you should probably pick up and earns 4 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Tony 'G-Man' Guerrero Aug 23, 2011

    As a first issue, it's a little light on the action but this is because the story has to be set up. And to make up for that, we do get a bit of suspense to keep you on edge until the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Weird Science - Jim Werner Apr 25, 2016

    The Bionic Man #1 is a good origin story for everyone who wants to get back into the Six Million Dollar Man.  It may lie in a grey area between reboot and homage, but I liked it as both and will continue reading the series, hopefully past the fourth issue this time. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Jamie Insalaco Sep 7, 2011

    The story has a decent pace and it's a fun read. It's predictable, but when you're reading a book called ‘The Bionic Man' and the main character is on the cover as a bionic man but is not yet bionic in the story, that's understandable – not to mention that it's a known property. The art by Jonathan Lau is highly stylized – I appreciated the somewhat bold choices and consistent look. In regards to that art's consistency, I'm complimenting the artist for not making obvious mistakes, but I felt he deserved a shout out. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Crave Online - Blair Marnell Aug 31, 2011

    However, for now this is just an average comic at best. Read Full Review

  • 3.0
    Comic Book Resources - Ryan K. Lindsay Aug 24, 2011

    This opening is not strong; It's overwritten for a lot of scenes where not a lot happens. Characterization isn't developed; we get more of Smith on the page than we do these men and women. By the end of the first issue you should not be just getting to the part everyone knows about already. There's the possibility things might turn out different, but considering this is about the Bionic Man not enough shorthand was employed. The opening sequence is the only aspect of this book that delivers something to intrigue the reader and entice their return. The rest is pure filler of jokes that fall flat, and apparent set up that's too slow. This is an adaptation that's grabbed the story while not thinking about the medium of presentation. Read Full Review

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