Happy 65th anniversary, Manhattan Project!
Perhaps it is not geekdom to celebrate, but it is geekdom nonetheless and it is to be remarked upon for the path it has set the world on since. Today in 1942, the Italian physicist, Enrico Fermi, and his team initiated the first self-sustaining nuclear chain reaction as part of the Manhattan Project.
Why is this important to comic books? Well, without this tremendous advance in science, we’d never have gamma bombs, radioactive spiders, Fallout Boy, post WWIII apocalyptic horrors, teenage mutants, teenage mutant ninjas, and obviously, no Dr. Manhattan.
So let’s break open some old watches for the radium and go glow in the dark while we see if anybody’s actually found nuclear weapons in Iraq or Iran.