November 20, 2013

Hickman's Manhattan Projects

 The Manhattan Projects by writer Jonathan Hickman and artist Nick Pitarra is a graphic novel that tells a bizarre and disturbing alternate reality history of the Manhattan Project. 

In Hickman's tale the mad geniuses  of the post-World War 2 era  have decided they want to conquer the planet and then the universe and then the alternate realities to our universe.  The American aligned scientists are depicted as amoral opportunists and the Nazi and Russian geniuses are depicted as hyperbolic sadists.  The bad guys here--the Illuminati of course--are depicted as sadistic narcissists.   Basically every character is a bastard and there is no one to "root" for.   All the characters are male.  The plot is people getting in and out of portals while murdering each other in bizarre ways.

If you want an a-historical spectacle of mindless violence starring abhorrent and unrelatable characters that are dumped into a ridiculous plot this book is for you.  

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