Friday, May 2, 2014

$6 Million Christmas Easter Egg

A few years ago, Dynamite Entertainment (comics) revamped the classic Six Million Dollar Man as The Bionic Man, an updated story.

Now, Dynamite has gone back to roots by offering The Six Million Dollar Man - Season Six, which picks up on the original television series where it left off. 

I'm enjoying it, even if it is just the nostalgia talking.

The first issue not only brought back the android (later to be beefed up as the toy, "Maskatron") they also brought back Darren McGavin's character, Oliver Spencer, from the original t.v. pilot movie. He even wears an oversized Kolchak hat.

Spencer was a predecessor to Oscar Goldman, and much more of a callous boss. In fact, he suggested freezing Austin between missions. Hmm... bionic arm. Freezing between missions. Where have I heard that recently?

Anyway - that's a tangent. What I'm here to report is...-

Issue #2 has an A Christmas Story Easter egg.

Easter Egg spoiler, no plot spoiler, after the jump.

This put a very large smile across my face.

"It's a major award!" :D


  1. Why have I not heard about this? Oh yeah. Because I haven't been able to afford to set foot in a comic book shop in months. :( Ah, well. Maybe tomorrow... :)

  2. McGavin eh! I don't remember him from the Six Million dollar man. I did watch it, at least early on. But it's been so long.

    1. Charles, he was only in the pilot t.v. movie. I wouldn't have remembered, either, but I caught the tail end of the movie (split as episodes) on t.v. a couple of months ago.

  3. This was my favorite show when I was a kid. I haven't watched it in years. I need to reacquaint myself with it. I never knew McGavin was involved. Kolchak the Nightstalker was another favorite, but I wasn't always allowed to watch it.