The Manhattan Projects, Vol. 2: They Rule
Publish date: April 17th 2013
Publisher: Image Comics
Pages no: 152
Edition language: English
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Series: The Manhattan Projects (#6)
Loony. Bloody. Smart. The kind of hyperbolic counterfactual that explodes over the familiar historical landscape and casts new light and shadows everywhere. But, again: loony as hell.
The Manhattan Projects is nearly as good as the first volume. Nearly. By derailing into a power struggle between traditional sources of power and the scientists, who'd rather ignore the Cold War in their work, I felt like Hickman was getting off track of the things that made the first volume so succ...
So far, my favorite comic of all time. Yes, it might get eclipsed at some future date, but for now, wow, you can't get any better. This volume puts the focus on Helmutt Grottrup, German rocket scientist and general whipping boy for whatever regime happens to be in power. I'm waiting for the day he f...
Still brilliantly written, but loses a little of its focus. This volume is awkwardly divided with the first half devoted to developing an alternate background to the traditional narrative of the Cold War and the power struggle behind the scenes between the Projects group and a sort-of Illuminati cab...
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