They have waited and watched in the dark and now the old money that runs nations is ready to make their move against the Manhattan Projects. It’s the secret leaders of the world like you’ve never seen them before.

The thrilling FEEL GOOD, BAD SCIENCE series continues in THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS #8: THEY RULE!

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

Price: $3.50
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  1. Another amazing issue I’m sure it will be, this series is so much like Saga & Prophet it never lets me down!

  2. Local retailer where i live that carries comics had this on and batman inc on the shelf last week… Looked awesome.

  3. It’s about time! I’ve probably re-read the first seven issues a million times waiting for this to come out.

    In a week with Hellboy, Reis on Justice League, and Morrison Batman this will still be the #1 contender for POTW for me.

  4. How long do you think the series will go? I know its an ongoing, but even ongoings end some time.

    • 60 issues seems to be a benchmark that many strive for (see Y the Last Man, Transmetropolitan, Scalped.) Chew is supposed to go to 60 issues. But who knows unless Hickman has stated outright. If interest peters out for some reason then it could be a lot less. Or it could pull a Walking Dead and just keep going. But if I had to guess at this point, I’d say 60.

      In any case, really looking forward to issue #8.

    • Well I originally thought it wouldn’t go beyond 12 issues but with #12 scheduled for march, maybe later with the odd delay who knows I reckon now 20-24 issues in total we’ll see though Hickman has got a lot out this year with 24 issues of Avengers, 13 issues of New Avengers, East of West being ongoing as well, plus Feel Good Now supposedly out this year & question marks over S.H.I.E.L.D. & Secret this could be a great year for Jonathan Hickman or a slightly frustrating one!

  5. Is it coincidence that Hickman’s Marvel Illuminati book came out the same week as this issue?? It can’t be. This issue made me cackle and say “What the fuck?!?” multiple times. That makes it a winner.

  6. This is starting to fizzle for me… Its getting too out there and harder to follow (for me anyways)

    • I got this feeling as well with this issue. Crazy absurdities can only get you so far, eventually cohesion has to happen, I still don’t have any clue where this is going.

      Perhaps that is the point?

  7. Wow, this issue was a blast. After seven chapters of world re-building, with action sprinkled here and there, this was pure adrenaline. I loved the FDR soviet-bots, the whole crew of scientists fighting like mercenaries, and I’m pretty sure the new Werner is going to be even more badass.

    This is one of my favorite books, Hickman and Pitarra both are killing it, I can’t wait for the next one.

  8. Horseradish.

    This was phenomenal. It’s only the second book in my stack, but it’s gonna be a tough one to beat.

  9. I’m really enjoying this series too, look forward to it every time it comes out. Can anybody out there recommend a good non-fiction book about The Manhattan Project and the people involved?

    • Wait …. this is fiction?

    • @supershock: There’s been a lot of good books on the some of the individuals of the Project.

      “Einstein: His Life and the Universe” by Walter Isaacson
      “American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of Robert J. Oppenheimer” by Kai Bird and Martin J. Sherwin
      “Feynman” by Jim Ottaviani and Leland Myrick
      “Trinity: A Graphic History of the First Atomic Bomb” by Jonathan Fetter-Vorm
      “Enrico Fermi: And the Revolutions of Modern Physics” by Dan Cooper
      “Von Braun: Dreamer of Space, Engineer of War” by Michael Neufeld
      “Now it Can Be Told” by Leslie R. Groves
      “FDR” by Jean Edward Smith
      “Truman” by David G. McCullough
      “The Cosmonaut Who Couldn’t Stop Smiling: The Life and Legend of Yuri Gargarin” by Andrew L. Jenks
      “Laika” by Nick Abadzis

      Can’t find anything on Ustinov or Grottrup but they are real people.

    • Thanks Champion! Above and beyond.

    • @supershock: No problem! I’ve read all of them but I’d say the Truman, FDR, Feynman, and Laika books are my favorite.

      Sadly FDR does not turn into a sentient A.I., Truman is a freemason but never had orgies in the White House (that we know of), and Laika can’t talk.

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