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    Napoleon of Crime Professor Moriarty's Avatar
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    so all the people in the comic where real people?

    even the glowing skull guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Moriarty View Post
    so all the people in the comic where real people?

    even the glowing skull guy?
    All of them are BASED off of real people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marc View Post
    All of them are BASED off of real people.
    well i know that he wasn't really a guy in a radiation suit with a floating skull for a head in real life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Moriarty View Post
    so all the people in the comic where real people?

    even the glowing skull guy?
    Yup, you nailed it.

    The atomic skull guy is Harry Daghlian, who died of radiation poisoning during the Manhattan Project making his depiction in the comic slightly humorous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    Yup, you nailed it.

    The atomic skull guy is Harry Daghlian, who died of radiation poisoning during the Manhattan Project making his depiction in the comic slightly humorous.
    ah, i see. the character design makes sense now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thwhtGuardian View Post
    Yup, you nailed it.

    The atomic skull guy is Harry Daghlian, who died of radiation poisoning during the Manhattan Project making his depiction in the comic slightly humorous.
    +1

    What I meant to say. Sorry, but I get lazy on an iPad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Moriarty View Post
    ah, i see. the character design makes sense now.
    Yup, it's a bit of dark humor at Dr. Daghlian's expense.

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    Yep! Daghlian was real. He even pops his top in the next issue...

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    Jonathan and I landed the ultra talented Jordie Bellaire to color MP for the future issues. She starts on #3 and its tops (her Daghlian colors above). Jordie colors John Carter over Ramon Perez and did some color assist on Tale of Sand I believe....incredible stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Professor Moriarty View Post

    Thats pretty sweet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nosocialize100 View Post
    I agree with Roland. When the Nazi stuff comes in...there isn't enough built up to make it work I think. It's sort of just there as a blind villain to be hated. Meh. This issue really turned me off from the series. The pacing seems wonky too.
    I think Hickman is assuming that the large majority of readers of The Manhattan Projects are semi-intelligent individuals who are aware of the Nazis, WWII, The Manhattan Project, and at least one or two of the scientists involved. With that in mind, why waste too much space explaining why the Nazi scientist is a "bad guy"? Everyone knows that the Nazis were the enemies!

    I think Hickman; in a sense and I'm stretching here, is doing the same thing with TMP Scientists that is done on The Big Bang Theory....except serious and deranged....he taking these characters to their most extreme ends, and making them interact. It's really brilliant; imo, to do what he's done in the first couple issues with Oppenheimer, Feynman, Einstein, & Von Braun......Although I've never read or listened to Feynman's lectures, and I'm sure his quotes are taken out of context (for the sake of awesome storytelling), it's really genius by Hickman to be doing this book this way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchoolfan View Post
    .....Doesn't it bother any one that Hickman is completely, fictionally of course, trashing some pretty significant historical figures?....
    While significant for creating the world's most destructive force ever, and helping to bring us to the technological advances we enjoy today.....they were some really "wacked" out individuals with all sorts of mental disturbances & idiosyncrasies. That is not a "put down", it is well documented. I think to explore those characteristics in a fictional, quasi-sci-fi way is fine....
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    A nice little short article about the Manhattan Projects from the Slate.com blog. That's almost, kinda-sorta like a subsidiary of a mainstream newspaper! Cool to see this title getting some press.
    Omactivate! RIP

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    Quote Originally Posted by JonQCitizen View Post
    While significant for creating the world's most destructive force ever, and helping to bring us to the technological advances we enjoy today.....they were some really "wacked" out individuals with all sorts of mental disturbances & idiosyncrasies. That is not a "put down", it is well documented. I think to explore those characteristics in a fictional, quasi-sci-fi way is fine....
    and they are all dead so they won't be offended.

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