The Six Million Dollar Man and The Bionic Woman by Charlton Comics

July 13, 2022|In General

First published in 1972, Cyborg by Martin Caidin chronicled the story of astronaut and test pilot Steve Austin who crashes during a flight and suffers catastrophic injuries. Drawing upon the emerging science of bionics, Caidin has Austin rebuilt with mechanical parts that give him superior physical abilities. He’s soon tasked as an operative working for a shadowy agency in the US government.

The next year, the novel was adapted as a 90-minute television movie titled The Six Million Dollar Man starring Lee Majors. More TV movies were produced before it was given a weekly one-hour show. A couple of years later, The Bionic Woman starring Lindsay Wagner was spun off.

By the end of the 1970s, the bionic shows had run their course and were cancelled, but with the shows having a large youth audience, they were heavily licensed with lunch boxes, games, toys and, of course, comic books.

Most of the Charlton Comics cover art for both books is scanned and available on the web and rather than do a bunch of separate posts, you’ve stumbled upon a mega post with new colouring and packaging by me.

May we all be able to run in slow motion one day.


THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN

No. 1

Six Million Dollar Man 1 0

As published.

Six Million Dollar Man 1 1

Illustration by Joe Staton. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 1 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 1 3

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 2

Six Million Dollar Man 2 0

As published. Illustration by Neal Adams. Original art scan unavailable.

No. 3

Six Million Dollar Man 3 0

As published.

Six Million Dollar Man 3 1

Illustration by Hector Castellon. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 3 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 3 3

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 4

Six Million Dollar Man 4 0

As published.

Six Million Dollar Man 4 1

Illustration by Jack Sparling. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 4 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 4 3

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 5

Six Million Dollar Man 5 0

As published.

Six Million Dollar Man 5 1

Illustration by Jack Sparling. This painting went unpublished in favour of the altered lineart version. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 5 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 5 3

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 6

Six Million Dollar Man 6 0

As published.

Six Million Dollar Man 6 1

Illustration by Jack Sparling. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 6 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 6 3

New colour version.

Six Million Dollar Man 6 4

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 7

Six Million Dollar Man 7 0

As published. Illustration by Fred Himes and Pat Boyette. Original art scan unavailable.

No. 8

Six Million Dollar Man 8 0

As published.

Six Million Dollar Man 8 1

Illustration by Fred Himes and Pat Boyette. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 8 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 8 3

New colour version.

Six Million Dollar Man 8 4

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 9

Six Million Dollar Man 9 0

As published.

Six Million Dollar Man 9 1

Illustration by Fred Himes and Pat Boyette. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 9 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 9 3

New colour version.

Six Million Dollar Man 9 4

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 10 – Unpublished

Six Million Dollar Man 10 1

Illustration by Fred Himes and Pat Boyette. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Six Million Dollar Man 10 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Six Million Dollar Man 10 3

Colour version.

Six Million Dollar Man 10 4

Re-created trade dress added.


THE BIONIC WOMAN

No. 1

Bionic Woman 1 0

As published.

Bionic Woman 1 1

Illustration by Jack Sparling. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Bionic Woman 1 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Bionic Woman 1 3

New colour version.

Bionic Woman 1 4

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 2

Bionic Woman 2 0

Illustration by Jack Sparling. As published. Original art scan unavailable.

No. 3

Bionic Woman 3 0

Illustration by Jack Sparling. As published. Original art scan unavailable.

No. 4

Bionic Woman 4 0

As published.

Bionic Woman 4 1

Illustration by Jack Sparling. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Bionic Woman 4 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Bionic Woman 4 3

New colour version.

Bionic Woman 4 4

Re-created trade dress added.

No. 5

Bionic Woman 5 0

Illustration by Jack Sparling. As published. Original art scan unavailable.

No. 6 – Unpublished

Bionic Woman 6 1

Illustration by Jack Sparling. Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Bionic Woman 6 2

Art cleaned up and made production ready.

Bionic Woman 6 3

Colour version.

Bionic Woman 6 4

Re-created trade dress added.