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The Manhattan Projects

1, Science Bad
Hickman, Jonathan (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
The Manhattan Projects


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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? What if the union of a generation's brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything... went wrong?"--From publisher's website.
Authors: Hickman, Jonathan
Title: The Manhattan projects
1, Science bad
Publisher: Berkeley, Calif. :, Image Comics,, c2012
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) :,chiefly col. ill. ;,26 cm
Notes: "Originally published in single magazine form as The Manhattan projects #1-5."--T.p. verso
Summary: "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? What if the union of a generation's brightest minds was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything... went wrong?"--From publisher's website.
Audience: Rated T+ (teen plus)
Additional Contributors: Wooton, Rus
Bellaire, Jordie
Pitarra, Nick
Alternate Title: Science bad
MP. 1, Science bad
ISBN: 1607066084
9781607066088
Branch Call Number: 741.5973 Hi
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Report This Apr 30, 2013
  • klutzrick rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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. Pitarra's and Bellair's art compliment and often enhance the complex ideas.

Report This Mar 07, 2013
  • rparity rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic science-themed alternative reality story line featuring Feynman, Einstein, Oppenheimer, and Yuri.

Report This Feb 19, 2013
  • rene1951 rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

Definitely not what I expected: the story of the making of the atomic bomb in the 1940s. Instead I got a pulp era mad scientist SF story. A bit confusing. Might get clearer with more volumes in the series

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