The Manhattan Projects #21

The Manhattan Projects #21

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Ryan Browne Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 18, 2014 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
7.1Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

SPACE DOG Ever wonder what happened to our deep space explorer for the Mars Project? Find out now as the Cosmohundin Laika boldly goes where no Russian dog has gone before.

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Matt Little Jun 23, 2014

    This is an issue of "Manhattan Projects" focused on a smaller story rather than the larger game Hickman is playing. It benefits from that focus and presents a great tale full of heart, danger, action, and hope. And it stars a talking dog in space. Let's be real: that's all you should need to know to buy this book. Read Full Review

  • 7.7
    Capeless Crusader - Dave Buesing Jun 19, 2014

    Manhattan Projects is at its best when the absurdity is blaring full-steam ahead, but its nice to have an issue that resembles a familiar narrative arc. Manhattan Projects has been pretty viscerally violent lately, so its actually nice to have a relatively straight forward clean adventure where Laiku escapes capture and undergoes some enhancements along the way. If youve been reading Manhattan Projects, issue #21 is a no-brainer, and if youre on the fence about the series, give the first volume (6 issues) a shot. Id expect you wont be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comicosity - Roderick Ruth Jun 20, 2014

    After all is said and done, we have a comic book that chronicles a quick and fun space adventure. Fans of The Manhattan Projects, will be enriched as we follow the exploits of Laika –the space dog that made an impression by talking, firing machine guns, and pissing on their enemies –and there's a surprise at the end that makes you wonder where the hell Jonathan Hickman is going to take plot line. New readers could pick this issue up as a one-shot and still get substantial enjoyment from it. This issue and story doesn't try to pioneer any new story-telling techniques or wear you down with overbearing character sentiment. What it does do is offer boisterous entertainment. If you're into zany, science fiction then this series will always be your bread and butter. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 19, 2014

    The subject matter here is so far afield that it barely reads like Manhattan Projects at all. It's a decent enough story, just not one that seemed necessary to devote an entire issue towards. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Steve Paugh Jun 18, 2014

    In the end, while it was nice to catch back up with Laika, The Manhattan Projects#21 failed to present an adventure worthy of the series as a whole, with a story that felt a bit narratively phoned-in. Usually it rides the line between not taking itself seriously and offering noteworthy character and story moments, but this issue failed to meet the high standards already set, and while it wasn't "bad," it was far from exceptional, which is disappointment enough. Read Full Review

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