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Preview: Letter 44 Hardcover, Book 1

Letter 44 Hardcover, Book 1

(W) Charles Soule
(A) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Guy Major, Dan Jackson
(CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque with Dan Jackson
Age Rating: Mature Themes
Genre: Science Fiction, Action/Adventure
Price: $59.99
Page Count: 368

Newly-elected president Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and health care. 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. This deluxe edition collects the first 2 arcs of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series in a new oversized format. Packed with extras, behind the scenes bonus material, sketches, concept art and more, this is one collection not to be missed.

Preview: Letter 44 V6: The End

Letter 44 V6: The End

(W) Charles Soule
(A) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Dan Jackson, Sarah Stern
(CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
Age Rating: Young Adult Audiences
Genre: Sci-Fi
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 160

Earth will be destroyed. Stephen Blades, 45th president of the United States, knows this, and knows there will be no way to stop it. He knows the crew of the Clarke is most likely dead, and the the 666 that were supposed to be saved now have no chance. The most powerful man on the planet cannot protect it from its fate. But he will not give up. In this thrilling conclusion to the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series, the world will indeed end. But will it take humanity with it?

Oni Press Triples The Summer Reading Fun With Three New 2018 Volume Collections

Why double up when you can triple up on your summer reading? Oni Press has announced three new volume collections: Letter 44 Hardcover Book 1, Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Volume 2: Out of the Woods, and BroBots Vol. 3: BroBots and the Shoujo Shenanigans!, to add to your library:

Letter 44 Hardcover Book 1 (July 18) Written by Charles Soule, Illustrations by Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque, Colors by Guy Major and Dan Jackson

This deluxe edition collects the first 2 arcs of the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series in a new oversized format. Packed with extras, behind the scenes bonus material, sketches, concept art and more, this is one collection not to be missed.

Newly-elected president Stephen Blades hoped to tackle the most critical issues facing the nation: war, the economy, and health care. 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. What Blades learns about the aliens, and those sent to find them, will affect his entire presidency.

In 2016, Letter 44 made the Official List for Angoulême and Alberto Jimenez Alburquerque won the Grand Prix at the Palavas Comics Festival.

Junior Braves of the Apocalypse Volume 2: Out of the Woods (August 8) Written by Michael Tanner & Greg Smith, Illustrations by Zach Lehner

In a zombie wasteland of unknown origin, Troop 65 marshals onwards in the hopes of finding their families in Seattle, the nearest logical evacuation location. After a difficult journey by land and river, they make a stop in a suburban town that serves as ground zero of a battle between a corporate office that may have caused the apocalypse, and the survivors staying in the nearby tribal casino.

BroBots Vol. 3: BroBots and the Shoujo Shenanigans! (August 15) Written by J. Torres, Illustrations by Sean Dove

The return of the Parent’s Choice Foundation pick, BroBots! The return of the Parent’s Choice Foundation pick, BroBots! The BroBots return in another thrilling, top-billing adventure—with cousins Mary Ann-droid and Barbara Ann-droid in tow! What should be a routine trip to the moon to see pop sensation Starlite quickly turns to disaster when the BroBots discover her in a deep sleep! Waking up is hard to do, but the BroBots are experts at going by the book. But where’s the book that tells them how to defeat the giant, evil moon monster putting everyone to sleep? Against their biggest, baddest foe yet, do the BroBots—and their cousins—stand a chance?

Preview: Letter 44, Volume 5

Letter 44, Volume 5

(W) Charles Soule
(A) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Dan Jackson
(CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
Age Rating: Mature
Genre: Sci-Fi
Price: $19.99
Page Count: 136

The crew of the Clarke may just be humanity’s last hope. Sent to investigate an alien construction in the asteroid belt, they’re hoping to make discoveries, establish first contact, and—though it’s a long shot—stay alive for as long as they can.

They all came aboard knowing it would be a one-way trip. So what propelled them to sign up? For some, it was a choice. For others, it was a chance. Learn the extraordinary story about how the crew of the Clarke came together, featuring one-shots by guest artists Joëlle Jones, Drew Moss, Ryan Kelly, and Alise Gluškova, as well as the origins of the mysterious Builders, from guest artist Langdon Foss.

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Javier

Darkseid Special #1 (DC Comics) – Given that we celebrate Jack Kirby’s centennial this week, this book is auto selected as my number 1 pick. Penned by Mark Evanier (Kirby’s biographer), and with Paul Levitz, it includes Granny Goodness, an OMAC short, and a classic Kirby Fourth World story.

Deadly Class #30 (Image Comics) – 1980s big hair and depression. Remender delivers.

Crosswind #3 (Image Comics) – Gail Simone and Cat Staggs breathe new life into the old body switcheroo story gimmick, with a murderous hitman twist.

Animosity #9 (Aftershock Comics) – Marguerite Bennett’s post-apocalyptic animal ruled world blends action and drama with Latorre’s spellbinding art.

Victor Lavalle’s Destroyer (BOOM! Studios) – There’s definitely some hubris in including the writer’s name in the comic book’s title, but this is the Victor Lavalle who wrote ‘Slapboxing with Jesus’ and ‘The Ballad of Black Tom’. His graphic update on Shelley’s Frankenstein is potentially the BOOM! sleeper hit of 2017.

 

Brett

All-Star Batman #13 (DC Comics) – All-Star Batman has been one the most consistently entertaining comics from DC and one of the best comics on the market. A character study in comics and a must read.

John Carpenter Tales of Science Fiction: Vault #2 (Storm King Comics) – Great science fiction horror action that ups the tense setting and story.

Return of the Dapper Men (Top Shelf/IDW Publishing) – The award winning graphic novel is reprinted with new material. If you missed it the first time, now is your chance to get it.

Star Wars #35/Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic – Mace Windu #1 (Marvel) – Some of the best comics Marvel has been producing has been their Star Wars comics and this week we get two releases that I’m sure are entertaining if the past releases are any indication. Add in a comic just focused on mace Windu and I’m totally in.

Transformers: Optimus Prime #10 (IDW Publishing) – IDW’s Transformers comics have been knocking it out of the park with political intrigue, action, lots of drama, and some of the best science fiction allegories being produced today. These comics feel like they have more in common with the original Star Trek than they do the 80s cartoon.

 

Graphic Policy’s Top Comic Picks this Week!

Wednesdays are new comic book day! Each week hundreds of comics are released, and that can be pretty daunting to go over and choose what to buy. That’s where we come in!

Each week our contributors are choosing up to five books and why they’re choosing the books. In other words, this is what we’re looking forward to and think you should be taking a look!

Find out what folks think below, and what comics you should be looking out for this Wednesday.

Black Hammer #12 (Dark Horse) – Jeff Lemire continues to impress with his take on deconstructing super heroes.

Detective Comics #963 (DC Comics) – Things are kicking up as the group now knows that Tim Drake is alive. But, before we get to that this issue focuses on Spoiler and Anarky.

Mother Panic #10 (DC Comics/Young Animal) – Batman without the restraint. Just brutal and awesome.

Nightwing: The New Order #1 (DC Comics) – Maybe not the best timing but we’re intrigued to see what this fascist Nightwing has in store for us.

First Strike #2 (IDW Publishing) – The first issue started off with a bang (literally) and we can’t wait to see what the second brings in this crossover of properties like G.I. Joe and Transformers.

Saucer State #3 (IDW Publishing) – Aliens. Conspiracies. Politics. The President of the United States. Yes please!

Hard Place #1 (Image Comics) – A former wheelman tries to go straight but is caught up in a robbery and is being chased by the cops and Russian mob. Sounds awesome!

Lazarus X Plus 66 #2 (Image Comics) – Some of the best world building in all of entertainment.

Shirtless Bear-Fighter #3 (Image Comics) – The concept is goofy but we’ve been having a blast with this series.

Generations: Unworthy Thor & Mighty Thor #1 (Marvel) – We’re not quite sure the big picture point of these one-shots, but we’re still holding out hope.

Secret Empire #9 (Marvel) – We’ve had mixed reactions here as to this event (generally negative) but with one more issue to go we want to see how it wraps up and if there’s any way to right this wrong.

X-Men: Gold #10 (Marvel) – The relaunched X line from Marvel has been a big improvement and this is easily its best series.

Bubblegun Vol. 2 #4 (Aspen) -A fun sci-fi series with eye catching visuals that feels like it should have a game to go along with it.

Catalyst Prime: Incidentals #1 (Lion Forge) – The company’s latest addition to its Catalyst Prime line of comics and the first group book. We’re intrigued to see where things go and how this stands out.

Clueless (BOOM! Studios) – As if!? The classic film gets a new graphic novel and we’re so ready to head back to the 90s.

Heathen #5 (Vault Comics) – The first four issues have been fantastic to read and look at in this new take with a vikings(ish) world.

Hi-Fi Fight Club #1 (BOOM! Studios) – Sounds like a riff on Empire Records. We’re sold on that alone.

Letter 44 #35 (Oni Press) – All the answers!!! ALL OF THEM!!! The series wraps up with this final issue.

Sisters of Sorrow #2 (BOOM! Studios) – A gritty series from the same person that did Sons of Anarchy. The first issue felt like a 70s exploitation/revenge film in a way and it’ll be interesting to see where the series goes from there.

War Mother #1 (Valiant) – This character has been touched upon a few times through various Valiant events, but she’s finally getting her own series and we can’t wait to see what’s done with the character. Valiant consistently knocks it out of the park and we’re expecting no less with this one.

Preview: Letter 44 #35

LETTER 44 #35

(W) Charles Soule
(A) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C) Dan Jackson
AGE RATING: Mature Audiences
GENRE: Sci-Fi
PRICE: $3.99
PAGE COUNT: 32

THE END IS HERE. The final installment that will bring the award-winning series to a close.

Preview: Letter 44 #34

LETTER 44 #34

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C/CA) Dan Jackson
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
PAGE COUNT: 32

THE END IS HERE. The second of three final installments that will bring the award-winning series to a close.

Preview: Letter 44 #33

Letter 44 #33

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
(C/CA) Dan Jackson
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
PAGE COUNT: 32

THE END IS NEAR. The first of three final installments that will bring the award-winning series to a close.

Preview: Letter 44 #32

LETTER 44 #32

(W) Charles Soule
(A/CA) Langdon Foss
(C/CA) Dan Jackson
AGE RATING: Mature
GENRE: Sci-fi
PRICE: $3.99
32 PAGES

Where did the alien Builders come from? What is the source of the mysterious End that threatens the very fabric of the universe itself? At last, with four issues left in the series, get the answers to these and other fundamental questions about the Letter 44-verse… BEFORE IT’S TOO LATE! Special one-shot issue illustrated by Langdon Foss (Get Jiro)!

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