The Manhattan Projects #3

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: May 16, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 4
8.7Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The Death of FDR leaves the Manhattan Projects in chaos as questions of leadership arise. The world's first Artificial Intelligence is created 40 years ahead of schedule. And whatever happened to the THIRD atomic bomb developed by Oppenheimer and his unparalleled Science Team?

One of the most anticipated new series of the year continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #3: THE BOMB!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine May 10, 2012

    This issue really seems to ramp up the pace of the book. I've been getting a slight Venture Brothers vibe off of these books, I don't know if it's how some of the characters act or the art but I get the Team Venture vibe which is a really good thing. I am really enjoying Nick Pitarra's art on the book and the way he and colorist Jordie Bellaire handle flashback scenes. The way Hickman writes Einstein coupled with Pitarra's art has me wanting an Einstein spin-off or at least an issue devoted to him. It seems like the first three issues are action-y set-up for what's going to follow in further issues. Reading the little postscript bubble after the last panel, I have no clue where Hickman will go with this but I am going along for the ride. I give the third issue of Manhattan Projects 5/5 Read Full Review

  • 10
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher May 19, 2012

    Manhattan Projects has quickly turned into one of my favorite series, and I can't wait to see what is going to happen next, because no matter what crazy thing I can think up, Hickman has already thought up something that trumps it. Pitarra's art has a European vibe that I really like in this story, and each panel gives me something interesting to look at before moving on. It isn't too late to pick up the previous issues, and I'm giving Manhattan Projects #3 5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa May 18, 2012

    The writing continues to be superb in this issue. Hickman does a good job of ensuring that each character has a specific personality and way of speaking. All too often writers with large casts end up writing everyone too similarly, especially fringe characters. Pitarra's art continues to give this book a feel that's unique among all the comics I read. If you're a fan of science fiction and of World War II history, I continue to recommend this series. The first two issues have gone through a number of printings so chances are good that you can find them and get caught up - and I suggest that you do! You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicBuzz - cgscreamer Jun 27, 2012

    Manhattan Projects has just picked up it's game and raised the stakes beyond what where I thought it was previously going to go, although this is a slower, less action packed issue, the contents of it is important, if not vital, to what I'm guessing Hickman is building towards. I can't wait to see where the next issue goes. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Hyper Geeky - Andy Aug 12, 2013

    Jonathan Hickman and Pitarra work hand in hand to create immense tension. The writing is well done and filled with black humor. The confusion and forced disinformation reminds one of Kubrick's work in Dr. Strangelove which has a very similar setting. Groves is the main character in this issue, and he steps up into the illuminated foreground of madness by leveling his own judgement over all other instances. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Outer Realm Comics - LeoFLJ May 17, 2012

    Another great issue for The Manhattan Projects. In this issue, some questions are answered about Daghlian, which made me happy, and we get a little more action. All in all, a great issue and one definitely worth picking up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal May 17, 2012

    This comic could have been as amazing as the first two, but it ended up average. It stopped pushing that envelope that the first issue practically shoved off the table and has become content at letting dust gather where it is. Hopefully the story does something other than a history lesson with fictional versions of historical characters because otherwise I don’t know how this can become a successful ongoing series. Show me something special in the next issue or at least piss me off enough to not care about it. Read Full Review

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