The Manhattan Projects #2

The Manhattan Projects #2

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: April 18, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 4
7.5Critic Rating
8.9User Rating

In this issue, we learn about the secret role that the super-scientists of THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS played in the fall of Germany during WWII. It's the hidden history of Werner Von Braun, the rocket god of Deutschland and the only guy before 1950 to have a super-cool robot arm.

One of the most anticipated new series of the year continues THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #2: ROCKET MAN!

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Apr 19, 2012

    I see this as being a long term project with each issue hinting more and more at something sinister going on underneath- Hickman has a huge goal ahead that I can't wait to see unfold. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    The Weekly Crisis - Ken Boehm Apr 22, 2012

    This is shaping up to be one of those series that changes our knowledge of things just enough to tell a great story, much like SHIELD. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Apr 23, 2012

    This is clearly going to be a sharp series for Hickman and gang. Hop on now and enjoy! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Apr 20, 2012

    If, like me, you're a history buff and enjoy World War II historical fiction then you'll probably enjoy Hickman's alternate timeline. Think steampunk, but instead of steam.... insert whatever you'd characterize 40s technology as. I think after the next issue I'll know for sure where it's going and whether I'd recommend that you keep reading it. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Apr 18, 2012

    This issue gives the reader a day in the life of Feynman. He goes to work, attends secret meetings, and infiltrates a Nazi castle. The pleasure of this read comes from the quirky characters populating the pages and how they deal with a "villain" who is not unlike them. Although, because of the great focus on the characters, this issue does not develop the Manhattan Project much at all. That is the selling point of the book and this issue lacks the imaginative power found in the debut. That said, Hickman has simply given readers something to look forward to. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    Outer Realm Comics - Leo Johnson Apr 20, 2012

    Overall: I nice second issue which introduces some interesting new characters. Definitely worth a read. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Apr 19, 2012

    This issue just adds more to the narrative, nothing really happens that directly relates to issue 1. That it didn't continue directly and strictly with issue 1 is my only complaint, and after this issue it is a minor one. It is very historically based even if it does take some wild turns with the facts. If you are a history buff like me or like things like Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, this is the book for you. Hickman doesn't really do stand-alone issues, so all these will tie in to the bigger story. I give this issue 3.5 stars just for the simple fact that Einstein was so awesomely awesome in it. I'm definitely going to be sticking around for the next installment and see what happens. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Apr 21, 2012

    The greatest minds in the world gathered in one room, solving complex problems and keeping them hush-hush from the general public in the second issue from Hickman & Pitarras strange new series. Ive never read a comic book quite like it. From Image Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Apr 19, 2012

    What was really missing from this issue compared to the first, were the parts in which Hickman really experimented with the storytelling process. This issue is by the books, no shock and no awe. It’s still a good issue, but as I said the bar was set high by the first issue and this one didn’t make it. Honestly the best line of the issue was the quotes that break up the plot points of the issue. The art is still very good and the coloring plays a huge role in the storytelling still, but again it all becomes very basic without the push of the envelope we experienced in the first issue. Hopefully the third will do something amazing to reinvigorate my interest in the book, but this issue was just okay which doesn’t mean it’s bad but it’s very disappointing. Read Full Review

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