Book Number 29: The Manhattan Projects 2: THEY RULE by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Jordie Bellaire and Rus Wooton

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The next Manhattan Project …

The Manhattan Projects 2: THEY RULE by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Jordie Bellaire and Rus Wooton

The Manhattan Projects 2: THEY RULE by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Jordie Bellaire and Rus Wooton

152 pages
Genre Fiction (Graphic Novel – Sci-fi)
Thursday 24th July – Sunday 27th July (4 days)
1 morning, 2 evening.

I’m still not sure about this series. I find them very dark and sinister, this one following on from the first and looking into an alternate Cold War and artificial intelligence (amongst other themes). These are very interestingly written, with great stories, and a lot that should interest me, but I find the characters so dark and cold, and the violence is just a little too stark and too much, and I just can’t quite get into this series as much as I wanted too.

I’m going to take a break from this and come back to it later in the year – and see if I can get back into the series.

Next book: A Storm of Swords 2: Blood and Gold by George R. R. Martin

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Book Number 27: The Manhattan Projects 1: SCIENCE BAD by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Jordie Bellaire and Rus Wooton

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A new graphic novel series…

The Manhattan Projects 1: SCIENCE BAD by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Jordie Bellaire and Rus Wooton

The Manhattan Projects 1: SCIENCE BAD by Jonathan Hickman, Nick Pitarra, Jordie Bellaire and Rus Wooton

144 pages
Genre Fiction (Graphic Novel – Sci-fi)
Monday 14th July – Tuesday 15th July (2 days)
1 morning, 1 evening.

An alternative history comic looking at the Manhattan Project and the work of scientists at the end of the second World War. We follow Joseph Oppenheimer, an evil twin brother of Robert Oppenheimer who is a schizophrenic psychopath, who joins the Manhattan Projects, with other famous scientists. Between them they manage to open an inter-dimensional door, and create artificial intelligence based on Franklin D. Rooselvelt.

I am not sure about this series. I have the second volume, so I will give it a go and see how I get on, but I found this quite dark and violent. The Oppenheimer character is very weird and dark, he devours his victims to take their soul and add to his multiple personalities, and I found it quite disturbing and sinister. The other scientists are using found technology and their combined intellect to improve human life, but there is a lot of death along the way. I thought this would be a easier to get into, but I guess there is a long story going throughout.

I did like the use of colour, swapping between red and blue for some of the characters/storylines (I don’t want to spoil) and the artwork was pretty impressive. I liked the inclusion of Russians, Nazis and the threat of the Cold War, but I just found all of the characters very dark, sinister and very difficult to identify with.

Hopefully, I’ll like the 2nd volume a little more!

Next book: You suck by Christopher Moore