Letter 44 #1

Letter 44 #1

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alberto Albuquerque Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: October 16, 2013 Cover Price: $1 Critic Reviews: 11 User Reviews: 4
8.3Critic Rating
9.4User Rating

There's something up there. As newly elected President Stephen Blades reads the letter left for him in the Oval Office by his predecessor, he learns this stunning secret: seven years earlier, NASA discovered an alien construction project in the asteroid belt. A crew of heroic astronauts was sent to investigate, and they're nearing the conclusion of their epic journey. Don't miss the first chapter in this thrilling tale of real-world space travel, intrigue, and secret histories!

  • 10
    Following The Nerd - Jake Tanner Oct 17, 2013

    Letter 44 is going to be something really special. Not often is something so out of this world so grounded in reality. The first print of this issue sold out, so those of you who prefer physical copies should go to your store NOW and order the second. If you don't mind digital, it's on Comixology for a mere .99 cents and it's worth every penny. Hop on to this great, new series from one of the best up and coming writers in the industry! Read Full Review

  • 10
    Comic Spectrum - Bob Bretall Oct 22, 2013

    AND this issue is another #1 issue for $1 (thanks, Oni!) Do you get the impression that I love publishers who give us that initial taste for $1? I appreciate it when they acknowledge comics are expensive and they make an effort to meet us more than half-way by giving us a low cost entry point so we can try something that's new and different from spandex & capes. I truly hop you have a local comic shop that ordered heavily on this issue and I hope you can try it out. If you love this brand of sci-fi that's only 1 step from the world outside your door you really owe it to yourself to give this a read. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Geeks Unleashed - joedwardlewis Oct 17, 2013

    My imagination has run wild since reading this delight " it feels akin to Battlestar Galactica, House of Cards and the more enjoyable aspects of Firefly. Plus, if you can find it, it's only a dollar. It'll be the best one you spend. Good news if you can't, a reprint is one the way and will be available November 27, the scheduled release of the second issue. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Comicosity - Michael Hale Oct 18, 2013

    Go and read Letter 44. Read it, feel captivated by big-idea storytelling, and join me in longingly starting at the calendar every day until the next issue is released. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Multiversity Comics - Michelle White Oct 17, 2013

    All told, this is an exciting read that's troubled by a few hiccups but still suspenseful and enthralling. And while there's no shortage of sci-fi comics these days, in terms of polish and out-and-out intrigue, “Letter 44″ already stands out as a unique and arresting piece of work. This will be a second issue worth looking forward to. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Graphic Policy - Brett Schenker Sep 7, 2013

    You've got a few months until you can get ahold of the first issue, but myself, I'm already drooling as I wait to read the second. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Newsarama - Aaron Duran Oct 8, 2013

    There are some pretty big ideas happening in Letter 44 #1 , with a creative team that isn't afraid to give the reader a slow burn. With all the pieces securely placed within their opening moves, this is definitely a title that's one to watch in the coming months. Politics, aliens, and the unknown; Oni Press just might have a real hit on their hands with Letter 44. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comics Bulletin - Keith Silva Oct 22, 2013

    Calvin and Hobbes works a different side of the street than Letter 44. What it shares with Watterson's masterpiece is the idea: 'predictability is boring.' If Alburquerque and Soule maintain the energy and promise of this first issue, 'magic will out.' In a story full of probabilities, disappointments be damned. Read Letter 44 and revel in the risk. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    All-Comic - Ian Stephen Oct 17, 2013

    Without spoilers, it's the last page reveal the really put Letter 44 in the top. The whole issue was not only an introduction but a slow build to that final page that just reels you in. Letter 44 is the perfect example of how do make a great first issue. Look good, set up the plot, introduce the characters and leave the reader wanting more; also did I mention that it was ONE DOLLAR!? Give it a shot and it may grab you too, the next issue can't come soon enough. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Oct 16, 2013

    I've always wanted the excuse to say "I'll buy that for a dollar" in a review, and now I have it; Oni priced LETTER 44 out at one dollar. It's hard to ignore such an accessibly-priced issue, and even harder when it's a cleverly concepted book coming from such a talented team. LETTER 44 is a well-executed book with a fresh concept, and did I mention that it is one dollar? It's a promising series with an excellent entry point; seek this one out. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Oct 16, 2013

    I want "Letter 44" to do well, because I've enjoyed a lot of Soule's comics and the premise is strong. For now, though, this is a debut that hasn't hit the ground running. With a $1 introductory price tag, hopefully that's enough to convince readers to give it a second shot next month. Read Full Review

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