The Manhattan Projects #6

The Manhattan Projects #6

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: September 12, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 2
8.7Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

While the Americans have progressively built the Manhattan Projects into massive success and thrust the west into future dominance, on the other side of the world the cold war rages on. Find out the secret history of the Russian science machine.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #6: STAR CITY!

  • 10
    Comic Book Therapy - thorverine Sep 12, 2012

    This story does some backtracking, but it still progresses the story and seems to set things up quite nicely for the next two-part storyline coming as teased in the trades. Each issue has been strong and can stand on its own, but this one stands on its own while still setting pieces into place for future stories. Manhattan Projects continues to be trippy and thrilling. Hickman and Pitara continue to please. I give Manhattan Projects #6 a 5/5. Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comics Crux - Nick Verissimo Sep 12, 2012

    Its sort of hard to find fault in anything in this series.  Its extremely well written, its drawn beautifully and the colours are fantastic.  Despite how brilliant series like Batman, Saga and the Walking Dead have been this year, for me, the Manhattan Projects blows them all away.  If you like what if stories, and this is a big what if, then youve got to read this book. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Read Comic Books - Brad Wiegele Sep 12, 2012

    The Manhattan Projects may not be for everyone. Those who prefer the standard cape and tights fare may be put off by the level of weird the MP goes too. I like stories that go outside the box. Manhattan Projects doesnt just do weird for weirds sake. Every insane happening has a purpose. More often, that purpose is to raise questions about the world we live in today and how it parallels the marvelous sci-fi alternate reality the Hickman and Pitarra are creating each month. The Manhattan Projects is an incredibly fun, rewarding look at the fictional history of the United States. By using twisted versions of historical figures like Oppenheimer and Franklin Roosevelt, Hickman adds that little extra credibility to his story. It makes it easier for the reader to jump in and accept that sometimes the fantastic can happen in the mundane world. It just so happens that in the world of the Manhattan Projects, the fantastic happens on nearly every page. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Sep 12, 2012

    If you love history, sci-fi, and comics, then there should be no reason you're not reading this series. There are some moments where it feels like Hickman lays on the crushing depression of Helmutt's situation a little too thick; one scene makes Lt. Aldo Raine look like he was taking it easy in Inglourious Basterds. It says something about Hickman's credentials as a writer that, for a brief moment, you feel sorry for a Nazi. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Sep 13, 2012

    My interest has peaked again for this issue, and I certainly look forward to how the rest of this story plays out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Sep 12, 2012

    One of the great abiding weaknesses ofThe Manhattan Projectshas been that all the characters are generally unlikable (Pitarra's art contributes greatly to this, as he makes all the characters visually grotesque). This is true of Grottrup as well, who, while sympathetic and not exactly disgusting, is still a Nazi. Jonathan Hickman is an undoubtedly a good writer, but I question his ability to indefinitely maintain a series with no likable characters. While the Manhattan Projects has no scheduled end in sight, I'm confident not only that Hickman has an end in mind, but that it will come sooner rather than later. Read Full Review

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