A hefty week of releases this week, but with one clear winner in my stack. Read on for more.
Your pick this week is The Manhattan Projects #5. Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra’s alternate history epic is so full of imaginative and downright weird ideas that it’s almost criminal. Equal parts early Grant Morrison and Jack Kirby, with a dash of Warren Ellis and thrown in for good measure, this series is one to watch. Every issue feels dense, with so much happening both in plot and character, that the reader definitely gets their money’s worth. Readers who know or enjoy history will get all the nods to the obvious research that went in to telling this tale. Any book that manages to combine Albert Einstein, Oppenheimer, aliens, alternate realities, and an artificial intelligence FDR, all that just for starters, deserves some type of recognition. Hickman loves a tightly plotted and thought-out series (see his recently unearthed Fantastic Four graph) and matched with Pitarra’s detailed art (his skills are growing issue by issue), this series is well on it’s way to being quite the epic. Throw in Hickman’s graphic design sense, and you have one of the sharper books on the market as well. Image has a hit on it’s hands yet again with the series, so check it out and get in on the ground floor.
There you go folks, your pick for the week. I’ll see you back here next week, same time, same channel.