Cover image for The Manhattan projects. 1 / Jonathan Hickman, writer ; Nick Pitarra, artist ; Jordie Bellaire, colors ; Rus Wooton, letters.
Title:
The Manhattan projects. 1 / Jonathan Hickman, writer ; Nick Pitarra, artist ; Jordie Bellaire, colors ; Rus Wooton, letters.
Title Variants:
MP, The Manhattan projects.

MP.
ISBN:
9781607066088
Publication Information:
Berkeley, Calif. : Image ; London : Diamond [distributor], [2012]

©2012
Physical Description:
1 volume (unpaged) : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
General Note:
At head of title: MP

"Originally published in single magazine form as The Manhattan projects #1-5."--T.p. verso
Abstract:
The eccentric scientists of the Manhattan Project, using the building of the atomic bomb as a front, engage in unusual and sinister experiments that could the effect the future of the world.
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What if the research and development department created to produce the firstatomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs?


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Library Journal Review

A psychopathic Oppenheimer, a narcissistic Feynman, a cybog von Braun, and an imprisoned Einstein who's obsessed with a monolith: this is decidedly not your grandfather's Manhattan Project. With artificial intelligence, first contact, and interdimensional travel on the agenda-plus Japanese Death Buddhists to deal with-this group, led by the hard-nosed, hands-on, gung-ho Gen. Leslie Groves, clearly has more on its mind than the delivery of a couple of bombs (though in one particularly chilling episode, they do take care of that little detail). -VERDICT Hickman combines the secret society historical revisionism of his work on Marvel's S.H.I.E.L.D. with the affinity for big science he shows in his excellent Harvey Award-nominated Fantastic Four (LJ 9/15/11). But the tone here is more grotesque and outrageous, qualities well matched by Pitarra's artwork and its garish coloring. The result is something like an uneasy meeting of Warren Ellis's Planetary with Layman and Guillory's Chew-wide-scope cosmic invention in a context of horror, gore, and black comedy. Not as successful or essential as Hickman's aforementioned Marvel work, but interesting.-S.R. (c) Copyright 2012. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.