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While the Americans have progressively built the Manhattan Projects into massive success and thrust the west into future dominance, on the other side of the world the cold war rages on. Find out the secret history of the Russian science machine.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #6: STAR CITY!

Story by Jonathan Hickman
Art by Nick Pitarra
Colors by Jordie Bellaire

Price: $3.50
iFanboy Community Pick of the Week Percentage: 10.3%


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Avg Rating: 4.5
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  1. Read the trade last week, IT WAS AMAZING. Can’t wait to read this.

  2. Though I love this series to death, I tried explaining it to my non-comic reading friends and they looked at me as if I was utterly insane. Leave it to Hickman to translate madness into a symphony of awesome!

    • I actually had the opposite reaction. I gave the earlier issues to a couple of my friends who don’t read comics and they ate it up like crack. Now they keep asking me when the newest issue is coming out….lazy bastards.

  3. Does anyone know if he is going to continue with SECRET?

  4. “Ze hell with this!”

    This is the most comics I’ve bought that has Manhattan Projects coming out. Let’s see how a week with major competition fairs with this book.

    More then 99.9% likely this is gonna be my POTW.

  5. Unfortunately this didnt hold my interest, so I dropped it with last issue. Huge possibility I pick it up in trade, though

  6. Every cover of this series has been minimalism at it’s best. I want to frame them all, they make the more traditional covers look like they are trying too hard to impress. Oh yeah, and the book itself is pretty amazing too.

    • It is nice to see someone with a modern (postmodern?) design sense work in this business.

      It’s almost like some people have never seen a recent magazine cover or contemporary design.

  7. This title has my full attention at the moment. Love the take on the various historical figures and events.

  8. This I’m sure will be another great issue, but I just hope Hickman doing 3 Avengers comics a month doesn’t create more delays with this & like his other current projects (SHIELD & Secret), other than that he will be battling himself with this & Fantastic Four for my POTW! (sorry Batman)

  9. I love this book but I didn’t understand the last issue.

  10. My store could not get me a complete run of these in issues.

    I returned the issues they had been holding for me and bought the trade last week.

    So, now I’m reading this in trade, which is fine, because I like to read Hickman that way anyway.

    To be honest, I was hoarding the issues.

    I think I’m totally over the argument that one must support independent comics in issue form, or they’ll never make it to the trade. While that may be true of lesser-known creators and smaller publishers, a Hickman or a Brubaker published by Image will pretty much be guaranteed a trade, if not a fifty-dollar oversize hardcover omnibus.

  11. I know it’s been said before, but I LOVE these covers!

  12. Meh this issue while good was just alright compared to all the other issues so far I think this was the first time I gave the book a 4 rating

    • Agreed, boring issue. In fact, suddenly I’ve gone from this being one of my favorite comics to thinking about dropping it.

    • So a 4/5 equals ‘meh’ now? What’s a 3/5, suicide?:)

    • all i was doing was expressing that this wasnt as great as usual, still was good but not to the standard ive come to expect from this series since ive thought every issue has been fucking amazing and is easily in my top 5 books currently.

      … but yes if an issue gets a 3 rating ill probably have to rethink my whole life plan probably for about 4 or 5 hours 🙂

  13. I need to read this a second time. Totally missed the plot, I’m really confused now. Ron, can you give the Cliff Notes version on the POW ? I now this is probably really good, but I have NO idea what I just read

    • I thought it was pretty straight forward. Helmutt is a super genius who has been a slave, first to Wernher von Braun and then to the Soviets. When it finally seems like he will get his freedom after putting Yuri Gagarin in space (beating von Braun to it), Sergei Korolev is killed. At the end of the issue we see that he will remain a slave, whether to the Soviets or the Americans, it doesn’t matter. “…all men have masters. Some more than one.”

      Very dark issue, full of despair and hopelessness. Great issue, this series keeps getting better and better.

  14. Great issue with a brilliantly depressing outcome, definitely my POTW!

  15. POTW.

    This was a lovely little side story that I’m sure will have serious repercussions somewhere down the line. I’d love to see Helmutt rise up to be a key hero in the book’s future.

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