The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1
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The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #1

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: March 18, 2015 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

Only when he's lost in space does the great Russian cosmonaut, Yuri Gagarin, find his true calling. THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS is back with all new stories told in a brand-new format.

The greatest FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE book in the long history of man returns in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS: THE SUN BEYOND THE STARS.

  • 9.0
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Mar 19, 2015

    This series requires a certain kind of humor, but if you've got it, you're going to adore this. Read Full Review

  • 8.7
    Multiversity Comics - James Johnston Mar 19, 2015

    For one, this issue is all about Yuri Gagarin, the one Manhattan Project Guy who is just a little boy trying his best who doesn't really care about taking over the world with science or whatever. After his dog, Laika, went missing in space, he has gone into the Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Matt Garza Mar 19, 2015

    Once again Jonathan Hickman brings us into his sometimes disturbing world of mad science with the help of Nick Pitarra and Jordie Bellaire. While I wouldn't say this issue properly introduces new readers to the series, it certainly gives fans something to chew on. Already Hickman is planting seeds for a larger plot thread and I am glad to be along for the ride to see what this creative team has in store for Yuri. As we see in the issue, his journey to finding his faithful companion Laika is certain to get a whole lot more complicated and should have plenty of laughs and jaw dropping moments in store for us. Read Full Review

  • 8.3
    The Latest Pull - Zachary Ford Mar 17, 2015

    All in all, I'd definitely say this book has earned it's spot on my pull list for now. Whether that's because it's an excellent comic or because I'm a Hickman fan-boy, I'll soon know. The story line pulled me in, the characters felt real, and the ending left me both laughing and confused, and I'm truly excited to see where they go from here. There are a lot of science fiction books on the shelves these days, but honestly, no one does it quite like Hickman. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Spectrum - Amy Okamoto Mar 18, 2015

    The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond The Stars #1 is a new beginning for this “better living through science” series. With its setting in the wilds of space and containing even wilder science, the series should be a fun read for fans of science fiction and is a great follow up to the initial 25 issue run. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Jonny Stone Apr 23, 2015

    A berserk and imaginative historical fiction, when it comes to The Manhattan Projects, the boundaries seem limitless Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    AiPT! - Tyler Sewell Mar 19, 2015

    Hickman writes quality characters with wit and charm, but they're only made present halfway through the issue. While I'm sure the introduction is necessary and essential to this storyline, it may throw new readers off and lose their attention before Hickman can switch on the humor. It's an appealing first issue after the series' break, but hopefully next month he can grab our attention sooner in the issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steven E. Paugh Mar 18, 2015

    Even with a name like "The Sun Beyond the Stars," and with all of the positive things going for it, this isn't the best The Manhattan Projects has to offer. Don't get me wrong, it has boat-loads of charm, but it doesn't grab me the same way the first three trades of the original series did. So while I enjoyed its easy wit, it also lacked the challenging spirit of the book's origins. Fun? Absolutely. But in a way, it felt almost too limber. Still, I'll most definitely be sticking around, if just to see where this star trek boldly goes. Read Full Review

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