'The Manhattan Projects' #1 sells out, gets second printing

Published Mar 7 2012, 17:06 GMT  |  By

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The Manhattan Projects #1 has sold out at distribution level, Image Comics has announced.

The first issue of Jonathan Hickman's indie series hit has been given a second printing, scheduled to arrive in stores next month alongside issue #2.

Manhattan Projects marks the Fantastic Four writer's return to the creator-owned scene. He is joined on the project by artists Nick Pitarra and Cris Peter.

The series centres around the other, darker projects that were initiated during World War II under the cover of the Manhattan Project, which saw the creation of the first atomic bomb.

Hickman said: "I think anyone that's followed my work knows about my affinity for near-future/alt-history, and The Manhattan Projects pretty much represents the crown jewel of all the stories I've ever cooked-up in that vein.

"Honestly, if we do this right - and at this point in the process, it sure feels like we are - I think this might the perfect example of why I do these stories.

"It takes a world everyone knows, and blurs the lines between fiction and reality in a way that makes you question where one ends and the other begins. I can't wait for people to read it!"

The Manhattan Projects #1 is released in print and digital today.

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