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review 2017-06-22 06:32
Hickman getting his groove back
The Manhattan Projects Volume 6: Sun Beyond the Stars (Manhattan Projects Tp) - Jonathan Hickman

I first learned of Jonathan Hickman's Manhattan Projects about five years ago. The premise of the effort to build the first atomic bomb being a cover for a group of the world's leading scientists to engage in some truly gonzo activities had me hooked from the start. I purchased the first three volumes quickly, and then the next two as they were published. Yet for all of the fun of the basic idea, the series seemed to be losing steam, and when I learned that the delayed sixth volume was going to focus exclusively on my least favorite main character -- the dog-obsessed Yuri Gagarin -- I pretty much gave up on it.

 

Yeah, that was a mistake.

 

The sixth volume begins where the fifth volume leaves off, with the cosmonaut and Projects member docking at an intergalactic trading outpost. Still searching for his dog Laika, he quickly ends up in court for a parking violation, which proves to be the first of a series of misadventures involving a corrupt judge, a robot incapable of telling the truth, and a freed slave who wants to use macro spores to destroy the his enslavers' civilization. It's all edgy and wacky in a way that the series hasn't been for some time, and I finished it with my excitement for the series restored. Keep 'em coming, Hickman!

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review 2017-04-21 08:23
Rapid development of Babylon and the usual machinations of the various nations' leaders
East of West: The Apocalypse Year Two - Jonathan Hickman

 

 

Still difficult to follow the story completely but getting the general gist. This is quite involved but interesting nonetheless. The character of Babylon is developed as he learns the skills to survive. The various powers form alliances but betrayal is also in the air. The Chosen gather together to hear the Message with dire consequences.

 

I find this series interesting and engaging even if I don't follow everything that's going on. It's well-written and the artwork is easy on the eye, clear and well-executed. At 400+ pages, this takes time to read. There is probably more volumes to come.

 

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text 2017-03-23 13:47
Reading progress update: I've read 110 out of 240 pages.
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1 - Jonathan Hickman

this reminds me a bit of The Names by Peter Milligan, except maybe even more condemnatory of the world's worship of money. greed tied to supernatural power and manipulation is a freaky, scary idea.

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review 2017-03-19 12:02
Financial crashes explained – the truth at last?
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1 - Jonathan Hickman

 

I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

This comic book collection deals with various financial crashes (which does not sound very exciting, I'm sure) but we discover that supernatural/alien elements are involved in keeping the wealthiest firms buoyant. The ruling families are often at loggerheads and murder is committed.

As one has come to expect from Jonathan Hickman, the atmosphere is dark, laden with threat and violence. It is thoroughly engaging, if a bit long, and well-illustrated with all sorts of nebulous characters. It is sometimes difficult to remember who is who but, in the end, it doesn't really matter. Reminiscent of much of his other work, it is still interesting and well-written. Another volume will follow.

 

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text 2017-03-18 02:18
Reading progress update: I've read 16 out of 240 pages.
The Black Monday Murders Volume 1 - Jonathan Hickman

comics have gone so far beyond just superheroes. the Noir Mystery in graphic novel format is definitely here to stay. this looks badass.

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