Think Tank

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Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker... mass murderer. When a military think tank's smartest scientist decides he can no longer stomach creating weapons of destruction, will he be able to think his way out of his dilemma or find himself subject to the machinations of smaller men?
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Overview

Dr. David Loren is many things: child prodigy, inventor, genius, slacker... mass murderer. When a military think tank's smartest scientist decides he can no longer stomach creating weapons of destruction, will he be able to think his way out of his dilemma or find himself subject to the machinations of smaller men?
Collecting Think Tank #1-4, this trade paperback is jam-packed with a complete cover gallery, bonus articles, behind-the-scenes sketches, and more.
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Publishers Weekly
Brilliant researcher David Loren happily sold his soul to the US military, accepting a lavish lifestyle in exchange for his complicity in state-sanctioned death. Belatedly confounded by moral concerns, he is determined to escape his military-industrial cage; his handlers, who range from the overtly hostile to seeming sympathetic, are just as determined to keep Dr. Loren safely contained and dedicated to his often lethal research. A misstep in discipline transforms David's passive-aggressive acts of rebellion into action but his resolution to escape his cage may be sabotaged by his inability to see the true bars around him. There isn't much wrong with this tale of a genius contending with an officious, controlling bureaucracy but on the other hand there is not much original either. All sides play out their assigned roles with an enjoyable competence but nobody who is familiar with this sort of thriller can fail to see the plot twists coming. (Jan.)
VOYA - Lynne Farrell Stover
Dripping with testosterone and prefaced with the disclaimer, "reading this book will make you smarter," this unique graphic novel will appeal to a select group of brainy young men; however, this reviewer—a female of a certain age—was also impressed, educated, and entertained by the story's content and presentation. Brilliant and beautiful Dr. David Loren narrates the story. A child prodigy, he has been working at a secret military/government weapons research facility for years developing ingenious weapons of destruction. Now that he has matured, he is starting to question the ethical implications of his creations and has devised a complex and clever way to escape from the confines of the demanding Think Tank. With a fluid timeline, this fast-paced narrative is dark, but droll and edgy, without being obscene. While this action-packed thriller ends with David using his amazing intellect to achieve his goal, the plot twist in the last frame alerts the reader that all is not well; concern and curiosity demand that the next book in the series be sought out and read. The book's crisp, black-and-white artwork is an ideal match for the science and technology themes that dominate the plot. The inking of the dialog is impeccable. The author's "Science Class" section at the story's conclusion provides fascinating details explaining the science behind the story with links to websites with more detailed explanations. If, as they say on television's "Big Bang Theory," smart is the new sexy, this is a very sexy book. Reviewer: Lynne Farrell Stover
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781607066606
  • Publisher: Image Comics
  • Publication date: 12/18/2012
  • Edition description: Young Adult
  • Pages: 120
  • Sales rank: 751,264
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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