The Bionic Man #10
Based on a story by Kevin Smith
Script by Kevin Smith with Phil Hester
Pencils by Jonathan Lau
Colors by Ivan Nunes
Letters by Simon Bowland
Covers by Alex Ross & Jonathan Lau
Release Date: July 11, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99
The Bionic Man #10 is the epic conclusion to the first arc of the series!! And believe me, it sure lives up to the hype. Ten issues building up to this one and you are NOT gonna be disappointed at all.
Writers Kevin Smith and Phil Hester bring everything full circle in this issue. Steve Austin faces off against the enemy he was destined to ever since issue one. While I won’t go into spoilers, it’s one hell of a knock-down drag-out fight. I really wish that this HAD been made into a movie, because seeing it on the big screen would be simply breathtaking. Like I said, Smith and Hester manage to bring everything full circle, and I mean EVERYTHING. At the end of the issue, all the storylines have been resolved, and they set up a new, surprising, status quo for Colonel Steve Austin. They send the book off in a brand new direction that should be, frankly, awesome. It’s been one heck of a ride getting to this point, but I can only see this book getting better now that the origin story is done and out of the way.
Artist Jonathan Lau does what he does best here – draw crazy out of control action scenes. They’re perfectly laid out, easy to follow, and you never get lost with his storytelling. He is Dynamite’s number one artist, and I’m going to really miss him on this series. So, THANK YOU, Jonathan!!!! Your work on this book has been outstanding.
You’re not going to want to miss this issue, as I’ve stated before, it’s the conclusion to everything that this book was building to. Although, as great as this issue is, I can’t wait for the next one, when Phil Hester cuts loose with original stories. Bring it on!!!