This is the best issue of The Bionic Man so far.
The Bionic Man #7
We finally get down to it – Steve gets reunited with Jamie and we learn the origin of Hull. Colonel Avery Hull. Who he is, where he came from, how he became bionic and, as a result, crazy. Steve Austin’s new mission is to kill Hull, which he refuses, and here, finally, we learn the the O.S.I. has him by the balls – they put a fail-safe device in him that renders Austin totally motionless. If Austin doesn’t follow orders, they’ll shut him down and let him die.
This issue is pretty damn good – I admit I was surprised. This is just good old fashioned story telling coupled with great art. Sure, it has that standard cliff hanger ending, but Steve is left with a decision to make; it’s not as though he’s hanging off a literal cliff or something. Many long standing questions were answered, points were made and the rest of the story is on a collision course with who the characters will choose to be, what they’ll decide to do next. This issue is great fun and compared to the previous issue’s sparse text, nets perhaps the series highest word count.
A COMIC BOOK BLOG RATING
|great story, great art||nothing serious|
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