Media Release — The hit series from Charles Soule (Poe Dameron, Daredevil) and Alberto Jiménez Alberquerque (Mystery Girl) is now available for just $10! Newly-elected president Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and a failing health care system. But in a letter penned by the outgoing president, Blades learns the truth that redefines “critical”: seven years ago, NASA discovered alien presence
in the asteroid belt, and kept it a secret from the world. A stealth mission crewed by nine astronauts was sent to make contact, and they’re getting close—assuming they survive the long journey to reach their destination.
President Blades has just become the most powerful man on the planet. This planet.
LETTER 44, VOLUME 1: ESCAPE VELOCITY (SQUARE ONE EDITION)
(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Guy Major, Dan Jackson
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Sci-fi, Drama
Praise for LETTER 44
“This comic has it all: terrorism, politically motivated sex, sex in space, alien-human hybrids, orbital weapon platforms, Biblical allusions and underground bunkers—plus plenty of riffs on real history.” Paste Magazine
“Cross 2001: A Space Odyssey with House of Cards (with a pinch of ol’ Heinleinian polyamory thrown in for spice) and you get some idea of what Letter 44 feels like. […] If you read Volume 1 and enjoy it, your ride has just begun. […] I found this an extremely satisfying work of original, sweeping science fiction in comic book form.” BoingBoing
“Blending sci-fi drama with political intrigue, Letter 44 is in a genre of its own.” ComicsAlliance
“Letter 44 isn’t just better than anything on the comic racks, it’s better than anything on television! It’s is the very best kind of sci-fi—sophisticated fun that’s wildly imaginative, yet somehow still utterly plausible.” Vivek J. Tiwary (The Fifth Beatle, Green Day’s American Idiot)
“The fact that Charles Soule takes care to get the scientific and technical details right gives the more fantastic ideas all the more gravitas. His stories are filled with excitement, intrigue, and mind-blowing revelations—that’s my kind of science fiction!” Andy Howell, Astronomer/Staff Scientist, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network
“Letter 44 is a great read! It presents a very plausible, well-researched scenario on how NASA—or an entity like it—might mount an extensive, high-stakes space exploration mission to save mankind. The story touches on design and construction, astronaut selection, challenges of lengthy manned space travel and even the political influences that have an all-too-real effect on space budgeting and planning.” Ed Stanton, NASA Orion Engineer, Kennedy Space Center