Letter 44 #2

Letter 44 #2

Writer: Charles Soule Artist: Alberto Alburquerque Publisher: Oni Press Release Date: November 27, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 2
6.8Critic Rating
8.5User Rating

A hundred million miles from home, trapped in a ship without power, the crew of the Clarke battles to repair their vessel before they run out of oxygen. Meanwhile, on Earth, President Blades tours Project Monolith, a secret research facility tasked to develop super-weapons to defeat an expected alien invasion.

  • 8.0
    Comic Vine - Jen 'Miss J' Aprahamian Nov 27, 2013

    LETTER 44 tackles sci-fi and political intrigue with equal fervor, and the melding thereof is`shaping up to be an emotionally engaging and intellectually interesting series. There's no shortage of tension -- here on Earth or millions of miles above -- but the action is playing out with deliberate precision. This slow build, unfolding in tandem in the White House and aboard the Clarke, makes for a captivating new series that belongs on more pull lists. Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    Geeked Out Nation - Mike Okeke Nov 29, 2013

    Overall though there is still plenty here to keep people on board. Although slightly rigid, as individual pieces Alburquerque's art is rather stunning and the colours from Guy Major show that classic sense of worn surroundings reminiscent of many a sci-fi story. The ship looks and feels used, and the understanding that this is their home now shines through. The one tiny hint that there might actually be something out there with them did give me a slither of joy before it was promptly forgotten, but has me engaged for next month in the hopes that the thread is picked up. The best horror stories, including the iconic Alien work because they build up a ton of tension and make you excited for the reveal, even if you know it will terrify you. This time around however, I simply wasn't that excited. Read Full Review

  • 7.4
    GoCollect - @DocBenway Nov 28, 2013

    I wish we got a bit further into the story in this issue than we did. The premise is interesting enough to keep this in my read pile for a couple more issues, but somethings got to happen to make this a bit more buzz-worthy and to help it live up to its potential. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Dec 3, 2013

    If we can only get an artist with an edgier, more sophisticated style on this series, it may have the potential to be a hit, but as is, the intelligence in the writing is a worthy attraction on its own. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jennifer Cheng Dec 2, 2013

    Like the first issue, "Letter 44" #2 is marred by clumsy narration and heavy-handed world-building. Further issues might be able to iron this out, but for now, the storytelling poorly executes a promising concept. Read Full Review

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