The Manhattan Projects #8

The Manhattan Projects #8

Writer: Jonathan Hickman Artist: Nick Pitarra Publisher: Image Comics Release Date: January 2, 2013 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 2
8.0Critic Rating
9.2User Rating

They have waited and watched in the dark and now the old money that runs nations is ready to make their move against the Manhattan Projects. It's the secret leaders of the world like you've never seen them before.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #8: THEY RULE!

  • 9.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Zac Boone Jan 2, 2013

    If issue 8 is any indication, 2013 is going to be another stellar year for theMP, and I' m personally hoping the book sticks with this new, more direct approach. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Blue Raven Comics - Justin Barnes Jan 2, 2013

    I don't mind violence in comics just as long as it feels as if it has a place. Von Braun was the star of this issue and really came off looking very strong even heroic towards the end. For a character, that the reader was supposed to despise earlier in the series I was really impressed with the evolution of the character in just this issue. What helped was that we finally learn is motivation for working with the worlds greatest minds. Once Hickman reveals his characters motivation, they instantly become a likeable. I have to give this a 9/10. I'm really looking forward to another year of the Manhattan Projects. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Entertainment Fuse - Eric "djotaku" Mesa Jan 2, 2013

    Nick Pitarras art continues to be perfect for the book. Most importantly for this issue, Pitarra really nails the facial expressions of the characters. Not only are the two sides at war with each other, but some of them are also insulting each other as they fight and the facial expressions are key to making their interactions realistic. Interestingly, this is the first issue I can remember that doesnt have a section thats colored entirely in blue or red. But there is a key palette change that signals when a key change happens.When this issue ended I was more excited than ever to see where it would go. There are still so many loose ends to tie up and if you throw in what happened in this issue - I think things could be exciting for quite a few months to come. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Read Comic Books - Roderick Ruth Jan 2, 2013

    Overall, you need to be picking up this book because of just how much fun it actually is to read. I mean there is a talking Russian dog that is able fire automatic weapons at robots with FDR's face and the cliffhanger at the end of the issue has me horrified of what will happen with our distasteful hero Wernher Von Braun after he's left into a bloody, paraplegic pulp. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comicosity - Matt Santori Jan 2, 2013

    A palette cleanser perhaps, ultimately this issue felt a little too much like action just for the sake of plot advancement, over that which has been driven by character motivations to date. Maybe its a necessary evil to get the characters where they need to be for the next stage in the books evolution, but Im eager to get back to some quieter albeit snarky moments. Whats so sinister about these characters is not their ability to cut a swath across the worlds army or technology, but their propensity for undermining and controlling it before it ever even comes to light. Genius, we have seen, comes in many forms, but it rarely comes unprepared. That said, even a down issue of Manhattan Projects would rank near the top of my read pile every month. Theres too much sick delight inside for it to land anywhere else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Jan 8, 2013

    If you're looking for a strange take on history, this is one to really check out, there's not much out there like it. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Dean Stell Jan 6, 2013

    I'm enjoying the weirdness a LOT more than the actual story and the delayed publication schedule isn't doing this series any favors. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    IGN - Joshua Yehl Jan 2, 2013

    My hangup with this issue is how it delivers so much action and violence that it loses sight of what made it so enjoyable in the first place. That said, Nick Pitarra clearly is having a good time as he shows Soviet robots hacking the brain matter out of soldiers with a hammer and sickle and a certain space dog taking a bite out of evil's crown jewels. The dynamic color theme found in previous books is missing, but Pitarra's unique style that shows accented characters up front and countless clever details in the background is still pleasantly present. Just take one look at Einstein's chalkboard and try not to laugh. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Major Spoilers - Stephen Schleicher Jan 7, 2013

    The Manhattan Projects has been one of the most fun books I've read in 2012, and can't wait to see where Mr. Hickman and Pitarra take the series in 2013. The story has taken a turn that was not expected, but very welcome, and the fallout from the raid should set the main characters back a bit, while giving Truman and the rest of the Illuminati a chance to get a little crazy with technology. The art is good, but the panels that simply come off as confusing to me, bring the entire book down. The Manhattan Projects is still good, and worth picking up, and does a better than average job. Read Full Review

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