Kevin Smith’s the Bionic Man Volume 1: Some Assembly Required [djinn24]
September 06, 2012 Larry 'djinn24' Killian
When fighter ace, astronaut, and fabled test pilot Steve Austin is horridly injured, he just simply wants to die, that is until he is told They can Rebuild Him. Better. Faster. Stronger.
Kevin Smith hits a home run with his comic reboot of the 1970s series. ~The Founding Fields
I have been a fan of Kevin Smith since Mallrats so when I saw they had made his movie scripts into a graphic novel I did not hesitate to grab this book. Kevin is a fan and you can tell from page one, he threw in a lot of things that should be recognized from the original show, while at the same time making the Six Million Dollar Man, Steve Austin, sleek and modern, so anyone who is or was a fan of the 1970s show should not be too disappointed. The art is nice and crisp and well detailed, you can almost live the movies and you are thumbing through the pages reading this.
While Kevin Smith is known for writing humor, he is also a huge comic book fan and has even written quite a bit in that genre. In this book he takes a more serious approach to his writing but you can still see some wit coming through the characters in the book as well, but it does not overshadow the well written action scenes. I give a lot of credit to the illistrators as well, they do a top notch job of making this book totally awesome as well. I give this a 9/10. If you are a fan of the TV series, comics, manga, or Kevin Smith I say grab this and have a read. I doubt you will be disappointed.
Paperback, 248 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by Dynamite Entertainment
djinn24 is a professional miniatures painter, with an equally strong love of books. His reviews are concise and critical. He’s definitely good at what he does.
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