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The Bionic Man (2011)

The Bionic Man (2011) #26
Steve Austin and Jaime battle a robot with a nuclear weapon in it in front of the White House. Plus, we get to see what happened to Oscar Goldman. Rated teen plus, this is a solid issue.

The Bionic Man (2011) #25
This one has it all! Steve Austin must save Oscar from certain death. But all is not what it seems. Lots of action and an intriguing storyline make this a keeper. Rated teen plus.

The Bionic Man #24
Wow! This one’s riveting from the first to last panel! Oscar Goldman is in grave danger. This issue stars him – Steve Austin is barely in it. Rated teen plus, keep your eye on this story arc.

The Bionic Man #23
Steve Austin frees some children from China , fights Chinese robots, and gets the crap beat out of him. His antics almost cause an international incident – again. We see more of Oscar Goldman, Austin’s handler, and his attempt at keeping the bionic program afloat. Rated teen plus, this one ends on a cliffhanger.

The Bionic Man #22
This one is entertaining. Oscar and Steve have to rely on a shady hacker to help with a Chinese op. Rated teen plus, this issue is full of riveting intrigue.

The Bionic Man #21
This issue is interesting. Someone has hacked into Steve Rogers’ brain and is wreaking havoc. The Bionic Man and Oscar team up to take the hacker down. What they find is surprising. Rated teen plus, this first issue of the story arc “Dangerous Minds” is a good one.

Bionic Man #20
The story arc “Desert Deathtrap” ends here. And quite a story it is! Steve Austin has to find a way to stop a missile launch and is unnerved by seeing up close what “collateral damage” really means on the ground. Rated teen plus, this is a good series to read.

The Bionic Man #19
It’s part three of this series and the story is top-flight. There’s plenty of action and intrigue. This one should go on anyone’s to-read list. Rated teen plus.

The Bionic Man #18
This is an exciting issue! Steve Austin is poised to take down a dictator and his nuclear capability. The story is fast-paced and is thoroughly satisfying. Rated teen plus.

The Bionic Man #17
This issue, called “Desert Death Trap Part 1,” is a lot of fun. The bionic man is on a mission to disable a nuclear weapon held by a ruthless dictator. On the way he witnesses an atrocity about to happen and sort of goes rogue. One of the best panels is when he takes out a helicopter with a piece of a tank. Rated teen plus, this one is highly recommended.

The Bionic Man #16
Steve Austin’s fiancée, Jaime Sommers, is almost killed in a skydiving mishap. He pushes Oscar to rebuild her the way he rebuilt him. The person or people responsible for the accident are trying to get to the Bionic Man for reasons as yet unknown. This issue is okay. Rated teen plus.

The Bionic Man #15
There’s plenty of action and intrigue as Steve Austin and his sasquatch pal take on a tribe of bionic bigfeet. This is part four of the bigfoot story arc and is a quick and enjoyable read.

The Bionic Man #14
This issue is a lot of fun. There’s lots of action and intrigue. Steve Austin battles the bad guys alongside a new breed of cyborg. The ending leaves the reader wanting more.