Synopsis: KRAKKA-CHAKKA-BRAKA-PACHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Steve Austin gets hit by lightning. That’d kill anybody else. But for a broken-down-and-battery-depleted-former-astronaut-turned-cyborg-secret-agent-in-Japan-desperate-to-save-the-world kinda guy like Steve? Just what the doctor ordered.
Review: This latest issue begins with some fairly intense action before settling down for some character development.
Having escaped from the KGB in the previous issue. Steve and Niko and trying to find a way to get off the island, but before they can do that. Steve needs to recharge his bionic battery and has to resort to some pretty drastic measures in order to do just that.
Aside from David Hahn’s drawing of Steve Austin not particularly looking too much like Lee Majors, which would be nice. The art continues to be pretty damn good and does a fairly good job of serving the story. I enjoyed the sequence of panels where Steve goes up against a military helicopter. And the sequence where he accidentally rips the wall off of Niko’s grandmother’s house was fun as well.
There is also a fun sequence, which introduces the bad guy. A Mr. Amari, who is on some sort of life support machine, but about to come off of it in order to use his private jet. But the artwork concerning Amari and how we never really get a decent look at him does much to keep us guessing.
This wasn’t a bad issue. But not great either due to it kind of being a bit more character driven than all action of the previous two issues.
We do get a bit of a cliffhanger at the end, which is good enough to bring me back for the next issue. But we’re still not 100% sure on what the bad guys want aside from pointing a missile at the USA and all of that.
The friendship that is forming between Steve and Niko is nicely written and the way in which Steve talks about his accident to Niko’s relative is really well written.
Overall. It was an okay issue. But I am hoping for more next month.