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The Manhattan Projects, Volume 1: Science Bad

by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra (Illustrator)

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This is not your grandfather's Manhattan Project. In Hickman's altered vision, the Project brain trust, populated with twisted versions of physicists Oppenheimer, Einstein, Feyman, Fermi, and Daghlian, develop countless weapons of mass destruction. The super scientists also delve into other aspects of fringe sciences such as other-dimension worlds, teleportation, and an update on the "brain in the jar." In this first chapter of the surprise-filled tale, the scientists and their backgrounds are introduced as are their missions. Though Hickman does a fantastic job of displaying the varied personalities and complex storylines, the focal point of The Manhattan Projects Volume 1: Science. Bad. is the slow reveal of the world's secret history. Given Hickman's similarly-toned, excellent work on S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fantastic Four, both for Marvel, this should surprise no one. Pitarra's and Bellair's art compliment and often enhance the complex ideas. ( )
  rickklaw | Oct 13, 2017 |
Very well written, but deeply disturbing reimagining of 20th century science. As fascinating as what Hickman did with his SHIELD reimagining but with more impact as there's more resonance and memory involved wtih the more modern character-scientists herein.

Let's just say you'll never look at Oppenheimer the same way ever again. ( )
  SESchend | Sep 6, 2017 |
batshit. ( )
  KateSherrod | Aug 1, 2016 |
This series is awesome. Deals with alternate history, parallel universes, and super scientists : Einstein, Feynman, Fermi, Oppenheimer, among others. A great read ( )
  fighterofevil | Aug 26, 2014 |
A delightful riff on U.S. history. Oppenheimer as soul-sucking murderer. Einstein as obsessed drunk. FDR as AI. Weapons development and first contact. It's all here. ( )
  Bradley_Kramer | May 15, 2014 |
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"What if the research and development department created to produce the first atomic bomb was a front for a series of other, more unusual, programs? "--Amazon.

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