The Manhattan Projects #9

The Manhattan Projects #9

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 13, 2013 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 12 User Reviews: 1
8.5Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

Everything clicks into place as we learn about the competing plans of Oppenheimer, Groves, Einstein and von Braun for world domination. Part one of two.

  • 10
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Feb 13, 2013

    This issue was a fun ride –plain and simple. Fans of the series already will be gleeful in delight, and I think this issue caters enough to new readers to have them jump on board as well. Whichever category you fit into, you won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Feb 14, 2013

    In closing, let me be clear. If you enjoy reading comics, but you're not reading The Manhattan Projects ... you're doing it wrong. In fact, I may have to rethink my whole stance on perfect. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Feb 12, 2013

    The end is so well done because it is the result of the events from the previous events of the past eight issues and seems like a logical step for the story to take. The cliffhanger gives the impression of a conclusion, but you still know there is a lot more of this story to be told. Hickman has been so unpredictable so far and that is what has made this series great. Every turn of the page you have no idea what's going to jump out at you. How is he going to incorporate the Kennedy Assassination and will the American-Soviet alliance really coexist? Good art, good story, I give this issue a 9/10. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Feb 14, 2013

    Issue #9 is a strong finale to Hickman's saga thus far. It wraps up most of the conflicts that have dominated the book. Befitting the fact that the setting has now shifted to the 1960's, it feels like anything can happen as the book moves forward from here. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Hansel Moreno Feb 12, 2013

    This issue deals with recovery and revenge! The American scientist are digging their fingers in deep and without mercy. Do not miss this or any issue of The Manhattan Projects! Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Comicosity - Maxwell Majernik Feb 13, 2013

    When I first started this title at issue one, I'll admit I was slightly intimidated. The Manhattan Projects was my first time reading Hickman and before this, all I heard about was his big concepts and story lines a la Fantastic Four. Make no mistake, there is plenty of that to be found in these pages, but it seems to have settled into a "smart" action comic. Moving forward, I will be curious to see if it reverts to the tone of the first few issues or sticks with the newer direction of 8-9. No matter which direction it goes, I look forward to The Manhattan Projects when it shows up in my weekly pull. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Feb 13, 2013

    Overall, this is another great issue ofThe Manhattan Projects. The ending is so elegantly accomplished, it feels like Hickman did a magic trick right in front of us, before we even knew it was happening. Pitarra's layouts and depictions, along with coloristJordie Bellaire, of the various outlandish characters make this one of the most visually engaging issues to date. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Augie De Blieck Jr. Feb 14, 2013

    "The Manhattan Projects" comes to a natural resting point with this issue, but with enough energy to propel it to the next crazy idea that might pop into Hickman's head. This issue gave us the creepy characters doing their creepiest stuff, delivered with gusto and flair. This is a series that's been consistently strong every month since it starts, and an issue like this renews your faith that Hickman hasn't worn out his welcome with merely kooky characters. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Danny Djeljosevic Feb 19, 2013

    Jonathan Hickman writes a bunch of weirdo comics about planets and people doing questionable things with science, seemingly without regard for whether he owns the rights to the work or not, which makes him admirably consistent in some sense. But The Manhattan Projects is my favorite Hickman work because it's so goddamn daffy -- it's the act of watching a creator put out what interests him, completely unfettered of the fact that these characters need to be in movies. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Feb 19, 2013

    Hickman has once again changed the game on The Manhattan Projects. He has now blown the door open to where the series could go from here. He has also finished up his first few arcs. I think the next issue could be a key to determining the direction of the series in 2013. I still say it's strongly recommended and you should definitely be checking it out. Also, don't forget that if you missed earlier issues you don't need to fret - you can get them all on ComiXology. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Front Towards Gamer - Chaz King Mar 4, 2013

    Brave New World is another great issue in an amazingly bizarre and interesting series. If you are invested in The Manhattan Projects at all, its a given: you should read this issue. The art is superb, and in my opinion some of the best out there. The story, apart from theconvenientresolutions, continues to amaze and put my attention in a stranglehold thatdoesn'tlet up until the last page. The outcome of this issue left me wondering where this could possibly be headed, in a good way. The possibilities are literally endless. Pick The Manhattan Projects up if you haven't yet. And if you are up to date, strap in " this is going to be fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Newsarama - Jose Camacho Feb 15, 2013

    Pitarra's signature art is almost becoming formulaic. This issue is riddled with characters seem stiff, as if they were in a police lineup. Also, since close-ups are a tad overused it makes many panels seemed cramped. This is a slight misstep in an otherwise stellar series. Read Full Review

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