The Manhattan Projects: The Sun Beyond the Stars #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: February 10, 2016 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 3 User Reviews: 4
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The black market for exotic alien death machines is absolutely booming and Yuri Gagarin has empty pockets and a bag full of destruction. Who's buying?

  • 8.4
    The Fandom Post - Chris Beveridge Feb 15, 2016

    The conclusion to this series is one that I can see really frustrating or even angering fans for the seemingly offhanded way it deals with two characters that mean a lot to them. The supporting cast here may not have connected for many but I really enjoyed this experience overall and the kind of weirdness and color that it brought together and look forward to binge-reading it in the future after a little time to see how differently it flows. The ending is one that fits in with the general theme of the work as a whole in that things happen, good and bad, that in the end are just things. I may have wished for larger and grander stories for these characters but at the same time there's a kind of old school Kubrick / Clarke feeling to how this all ends, poking a stick in the reader's eye just to remind them that anything can happen here. Read Full Review

  • 6.5
    IGN - Levi Hunt Feb 11, 2016

    This conclusion lacks any real sense of purpose, the jokes are fired off quickly in the hopes that some manage to hit, nothing feels quite right about this issue. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Asa Giannini Feb 10, 2016

    The book ends on a note of extreme finality which is hugely disappointing not only because it unceremoniously concludes the stories of two characters I like a lot, but because it indicates the direction the rest of these mini-series may take. It seems that the disparate plotlines may not ever come back together but instead reach their own dead ends and disappear. I have invested enough time into the series to remain on-board, but I really hope Hickman's script catches up with Pitarra's lovely artwork. Read Full Review

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