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stubbleupdate ([personal profile] stubbleupdate) wrote in [community profile] scans_daily2011-12-08 08:22 pm

Locked in a big box

Next year, Image are doing more cool things, like bringing back BKV and letting Jonathan Hickman do more brain melty stuff, like Manhattan Projects. Yes, Projects.

What if the union of a generation's brightest minds like Albert Einstein and Robert Oppenheimer was not a signal for optimism, but foreboding? What if everything… went wrong?

In the year 1945, the atomic bomb proved its capacity for immense devastation, but what if the creation of that ultimate killing machine was just a cover for a series of other, more unusual, programs? A brand new, monthly ongoing series from Image Comics will pose that question by taking a look at one of the most critical periods of change in the 20th century through a lens both darkened and strange. Join us, for what is poised to the breakout hit of 2012, THE MANHATTAN PROJECTS!

Art is by Nick Pitarra, who drew The Red Wing, which is a book that actually made me feel quite stupid because I just didn't get it.
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[personal profile] icon_uk 2011-12-08 08:51 pm (UTC)(link)
So this is sort of a comic book version of "Eureka: The Early Years"?
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[personal profile] eyz 2011-12-09 11:27 am (UTC)(link)
Ha! Nice!
'seems so to me :P
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[personal profile] terrykun 2011-12-08 09:56 pm (UTC)(link)
I love the little smiley-topper on Einstein's pen.
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[personal profile] espanolbot 2011-12-08 10:20 pm (UTC)(link)
Ooo, retroscience fiction and conspiracies! Me like!

Maybe one of the machines could be derived from one of the blueprints of Nikola Tesla that was stolen by the US government following his death?

Like a machine that can manipulate the magnetic bonds in between atoms or something?
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[personal profile] schmevil 2011-12-09 12:08 am (UTC)(link)
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[personal profile] fightingarrival 2011-12-09 07:12 am (UTC)(link)
Oh, snap.
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[personal profile] mrosa 2011-12-10 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
There's a great book about the scientists who worked in the Manhattan Project: Diana Preston's Before the Fallout. It's a beautiful book; Preston paints a fascinating group portrait of intelligent, funny people who loved science, who developed lasting friendships and had a sense of optimism in spite of what they were building.

So it always pains me to see them dragged into creepy conspiracy stories, as if scientists can't be used in any other way besides being naive, aloof or amoral people obsessed with knowledge. Christ, Einstein was a pacifist! Between this, S.H.I.E.L.D. and Fantastic Four, Hickman shows he really hates science and scientists. I wonder which period in history will he darken next? He already bagged the Renaissance and the Enlightenment. I guess there's still Archimedes to screw over.