35 Years After It Went Off the Air, a TV Show Is Coming Back -- as a Comic Book THR
A TV series that went off the air in 1978 is coming back in comic book form. The Hollywood Reporter's Live Feed reports that "The Six Million Dollar Man," which aired on ABC for five seasons, will hit the stands early next year.
Dynamite Entertainment is coming out with "The Six Million Dollar Man: Season 6," a series of monthly comic books that will pick up where the final season ended, the story says.
"We went out of our way to use the 'Kung Fu Slow Motion', the sound effects, and all the oddities of that era so the comic book would feel like the original TV series," said writer James Kuhoric.
The sixth "season" will feature Maskatron, a robotic villain that was made into a toy tie-in.
"In discussions, we contemplated: Why not bring into the series a villain whom fans would know from the toys, even though he wasn't in the TV series?" asked Dynamite CEO and Publisher Nick Barrucci.
The comic book will be released in February 2014, just after the series' 40th anniversary year. The ABC show debuted in January 1974.