The Manhattan Projects #24

The Manhattan Projects #24

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: October 8, 2014 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 1
8.3Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

"TEXAS ROULETTE" In the wake of the disastrous resolution to the Cuban Missile Crisis, the scientists of the Manhattan Projects are forced to choose sides between the country they love and the people they love the most...themselves.

  • 8.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Oct 7, 2014

    While I'm a fan of Pitarra's art and Hickman's history-bending storytelling, I do think it's fair to say that issue in particular, with it's tongue-in-cheek and hyper-gory approach to JFK will *probably* rub some older readers the wrong way. But younger readers might be unphased. But it's a fun read regardless. Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    We The Nerdy - Dennis Burns Oct 8, 2014

    The Manhattan Projects is usually one of my top 10 books each month, and while I am certainly no prude, I think I'm struggling with having no one to root for anymore in this series. Barbarian Einstein is awesome, as is the infinite Oppenheimer situation, but at some point the whole series started to feel like the atomic bomb itself: explosive, horrifying, and ultimately hard to watch. Perhaps this arc will read better in trade or maybe it's just time for me to admit that while I loved this series, it's starting to spin its wheels. I hope I'm wrong, but the cycle of “invent cool stuff, government finds out, kill government agents, run into aliens, invent more cool stuff, repeat” has grown a little stale for me. Read Full Review

  • 8.1
    IGN - Oct 8, 2014

    This issue offers plenty of entertainment value (assuming you don't mind Hickman and Pitarra making light of a national tragedy). But it also offers a sobering glimpse of how far the book's protagonists are willing to go in order to maintain their grip on power. Read Full Review

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