The Manhattan Projects Volume 1
Writer: Nathan Hickman
Artist: Nick Pitarra
Take the Manhattan Project from our history, add some space and science-fiction to it, and BAM! You have the Manhattan Projects Volume One: Science. Bad. I wish I could write an enormous description about this trade, but I feel that it just is not possible. It is one of those science-y comics that you just have to read to understand. I feel like this would be the result of the real Manhattan Project and Hell Boy having a baby. A hard to explain, but cute to look at baby.
There is an evil twin, Robert Oppenheimer, who is brought onto the project by General Leslie Groves. Robert Oppenheimer eats the hearts of others so he can gain their knowledge and become “whole”, as he explains it. He killed his brother so he could bring the two halves of the world together. You have Albert Einstein, whom is not quite who he says he is, along with Harry Dahglain, Roosevelt, and Truman. The worlds in this comic are depicted by blue and red. From reading it, it seems that the blue panels signify the calm world and the red signify the harsh world. Einstein is building a gateway to the other world, and you find out that through this gateway he was forced to switch places with the red Einstein, whom is now in the “normal”, blue world.
I wish there was an easier way to explain it, but all I can say is if you like science fiction, and are a history person, just go read it. Go on. Go read it. Even though it is difficult to explain, it is a really great read. I give it 4 out of 5 Nerdskulls.