Letter 44 #4

Letter 44 #4

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alberto Alburquerque Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: February 12, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 4
7.8Critic Rating
8.8User Rating

The crew of the Clarke has their first real encounter with the alien technology being built in the asteroid belt, while back on Earth, President Blades discovers the truth behind the brutal attack on his closest advisor, and unseen forces continue to move against him.

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Feb 12, 2014

    If you're a fan of sci-fi stories, mysteries, or just good writing, do yourself a favor and check the series out. You're not too late to catch up and you'll absolutely be treating yourself. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Feb 12, 2014

    If you've been missing out on this book you should do what I did and back track to the beginning and catch up. It's a high concept idea that really works best in the comic medium because it doesn't have to worry about a production budget. If you want a thriller that's equal parts political and sci-fi or never thought such a thing could exist" then check out Letter 44. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Feb 13, 2014

    Once again, I am mystified by just how much intrigue Charles Soule can fit into a single issue, and I'm equally impressed by his ability to do so without action beats screaming off the pages. LETTER 44 is pacing like a champion, revealing just enough weird space stuff and just enough scandalous political stuff every issue to evoke a sense of forward movement that doesn't feel pushed. The book is losing me a little bit on the visual side, but it more than makes up for it by reeling me in with questions like "yeah, what IS going to happen with that whole pregnant astronaut thing now that things are just outside of critical mass?" All systems: fully engaged. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    IGN - Mike Logsdon Feb 12, 2014

    Where this book tends to suffer is in its artistic execution. Alberto Alburquerque's lumpy characters and less-than-clear space action make the story more difficult to follow than it should be. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Feb 18, 2014

    Letter 44 set itself apart with its dual plotlines, but the minimal integration between the two is weakening the story as a whole. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Spectrum - Gilad Levin Feb 26, 2014

    Letter 44 is a great "first contact" series. It takes its time and leaves a lot to the imagination without revealing too much information, just enough to keep the reader satisfied. It's a realistic take on first contact and offers a great deal suspense. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    mudstar Feb 16, 2014

    Yet another strong issue from the series. Soule's pumping out a ton of material lately, all worth checking out. Continuing to develop existing threads while seeding new, intriguing potential, "Letter 44" is a well-written, expertly-paced political/space drama set in an instantly recognizable world.

  • 10
    fivexfive Mar 29, 2014

  • 8.5
    Pym Feb 14, 2014

  • 8.5
    COREMARK Feb 15, 2014

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