THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #7
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Art by Nick Pitarra & Jordie Bellair
Size: 0 pages
I needed my fix on this series and I was starting to think Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra didn’t love me anymore. It’s a sick relationship but then again, this book is all about sick relationships in one way or another.
Of course the problem with this series is that it is so damn good every time it does come out it is hard to review it. We’ve gone to the ‘So good it’s hard to review it’ syndrome. Or ‘Sweet Tooth Syndrome’ as I like to call it. Basically you get what you’ve been reading for the previous six issues. Hickman delivers on wacky sci-fi premises, twists historical figures around, and also brings in the funny. This month we had a hilarious Harry Truman moment while also getting Yuri Gargarin being in denial about not being the first man into space. Hickman is also telling this slow story of how the ‘Manhattan Projects’ is gonna take over the world which is damn fascinating.
Nick Pitarra is just as amazing in this issue as he was in the last six. I’m always amazed on how he can draw all of these crazy shit in each panel. Just look at that panel of Harry Truman’s Oval Office and you’ll get lost on what is happening. My only issue with this particular issue is that Pitarra’s pencils are a bit sketchier then usual. His pencils have always been sketchy but here they are more loose then usual. It didn’t hamper my enjoyment of the issue but it was noticeable is what I’m saying.
So yeah, another fantastic issue from what has become my favorite series in comics right now. I wish this would have been on time but Hickman explains the delay on this, and Secret, so I can’t really blame him. He’s a busy guy and if we gotta wait a bit for each issue then I can wait. When you write the best comic on the stands, along with having one of the best artists in the industry draw each issue, you gotta have some drawbacks. Luckily the wait is fucking worth it.
Art: 5 - Excellent