The Manhattan Projects #13

The Manhattan Projects #13

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: August 7, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 2
7.9Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

After a decade of working together to overcome everything that stood against them, fractures begin to form between the scientists of the Manhattan Projects.

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Aug 7, 2013

    This series is too much damn fun to pass up. This issue was good enough to get Manhattan Projects fans salivating for more as the stage has been set for all sorts of crazy stuff to happen. Break out the chemistry set, wipe the blood from your nose, adjust your lab coat, and crack open a beer –you're in for a treat. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Aug 7, 2013

    While this certainly wasn't the series' most exciting issue, it gives us an even greater sense of depth, and seems to suggests a lot about whereProjects is going. I just hope Laika makes it back from space okay. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Aug 7, 2013

    Ten years into the program, and thirteen issues into the series, MANHATTAN PROJECTS is still one of the single most interesting titles in print right now. It's operating in an entirely different sphere from most other comics, and while that means unfamiliar territory for some, it's worth exploring. Mad science, bad science, clever writing, imaginative art. After a big emotional build in issue #11 and its fallout in #12, we start anew with more seedlings of tension to come. And with a great many dissected aliens. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Multiversity Comics - David Henderson Aug 9, 2013

    Overall, while there may not have been a lot to this issue to talk about (as most of the finer details do get covered in our Projections), Hickman and Pitarra have shown that they have not lost any steam. This series is just as inventive and unique now as it was over a year ago. The character interactions are beautifully crafted and bring such a range of emotions to the page that it's almost impossible not to care for at least one of the characters here. Hickman and Pitarra are still going strong with “The Manhattan Projects” and here's to another year. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Aug 12, 2013

    I guess this issue is a bit of a mixed bag. There are a few things I want to know a LOT more about: Einstein and Oppenheimer. There are a few things that I don't care if I ever see again: Gagarin and Daghlian. This might be a case of “different strokes for different folks”, but I doubt it. Some characters are just more interesting than others. The art is all great and there's a lot of humor to be had too. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    PopMatters - Troy Wheatley Aug 12, 2013

    The Manhattan Projects is now entering the period beyond the point where its initial shock and novelty (an issue faced by most comicbook series incidentally—I call it the ‘Twelve Issue Theory') will start to hold less currency with a readership faced with more choices than ever. Hickman seems unlikely to run out of ideas—witness his faintly ridiculous ‘End Prelude' pronouncement following his seventeenth issue of ‘Avengers' this past week—but the pace at which he trots them out is going to be crucial over the next year in determining whether readers will stick with this series for the long haul. At present, there seems to be enough deliciously evil happenings coming up soon to keep the audience glued to this lovingly-designed multi-car pile-up of a story. Science bad? You bet, but also still so very, very good. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Booked - Julien Loeper Aug 8, 2013

    Foresight is definitely the key element when it comes to Jonathan Hickman-work. Being able to understand and predict what might happen is half the fun in reading his comics, especially when something you predict turns out right but then an unexpected curveball gets thrown. The Manhattan Projects #13 is all foresight and little plot advancement bolstered by great art, and this is perfectly okay at this point. It leaves the reader guessing as to what may (or may not) happen, and prediction is half the battle. Read Full Review

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