The Manhattan Projects #4

The Manhattan Projects #4

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 7 User Reviews: 3
8.8Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The Life and Death of Albert Einstein.


  • 10
    Hyper Geeky - Andy Aug 15, 2013

    I really love this issue. It doesn't bring us a lot further into the main story, but the scenes around Einstein and his origin are great, and it is the best issue so far. It is also an explanation for the strange behavior of Einstein that's been exhibited since the very first issue. The sequences work so well and always culminate in a perfect final panel with precise storytelling that puts the right details in at proper moments. The refernce to the TMA-2 Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey, which is also a gateway to the stars, is obvious, and the creative team seems to be inspired by many different elements pulled from sci-fi movies. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geekality - Julius Freeman Jun 26, 2012

    Pitarra and Hickman work extremely well together complimenting eachother's craft. This is what a great comic book should look like. Yes, I said it. This is a great comic. If youhaven't picked up this series then you're missing out, for this is what comics should be all about. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Jun 27, 2012

    By now you know if this is your kind of scene or not. This issue is another quality entry in the series. Even with my Einstein bias aside, this is a spectacular issue. Hickman and Pitara continue to please with this series. I give Manhattan Projects #4 a 4.5/5. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jul 1, 2012

    I don't really know what Hickman's end game is. Will we see the Earth's take on aliens? Will the War of the Worlds play out on the page? Or will the scientists suddenly realize the folly of everything they do, and simply laugh themselves mad? I don't know, and I don't really care at this point - I'm in it for the ride, and Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra have captured me with the strangeness on the page. I'm not sure The Manhattan Projects is for everyone, but for those that are into alternate history, this book hits the right notes. The Manhattan Projects #4 is well done, and earns 4.5 out of 5 Stars. Read Full Review

  • 8.6
    Outer Realm Comics - Leo Johnson Jun 27, 2012

    Overall, this book just keeps getting better. Each issue showcases the creative talents of Hickman and Pitarra. This is definitely one of the best new series of the year. Pick it up and enjoy it, comic readers. You won't be disappointed. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Jun 27, 2012

    Most of Hickman's indie books have ended at issue #4. The Manhattan Projects is just barely getting started. It's clear this series has some legs to it, even if certain aspects of the story are growing a bit repetitive. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jun 28, 2012

    I still recommend this book, but I do hope that Hickman gets on with it and starts the story proper in which there are events that span more than one issue - and feel incomplete that way. Read Full Review

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