Main cover by Alex Ross.

The Bionic Man, Vol.1 No.1 Chapter One: Flight of the Daedalus. Based on a story by Kevin Smith. Script by Kevin Smith with Phil Hester. Art by Jonathan Lau. Colors by Ivan Nunez. Lettering by Simon Bowland.


A mysterious figure infiltrates and destroys a cybernetic research facility, stealing data and brutally murdering a team of scientists. Meanwhile, test pilot Colonel Steve Austin flies an experimental stealth bomber, the Daedalus.


  • Jaime Sommers makes a cameo appearance; in the Kevin Smith continuity, she was Steve's lover at the time of his crash, and was already working as a schoolteacher.
  • In Kevin Smith's original movie script, the villain of this story was Barney Hiller, but for the comic adaptation a new character was created.
  • One of the variant covers for the issue pays homage to the cover of issue #1 of Charlton Comics' The Six Million Dollar Man magazine.

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