Letter 44 Vol. 1: Escape Velocity, Square One Editionvolume 1

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6.6 X 10.1 X 0.3 inches | 0.01 pounds
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About the Author

Charles Soule was born in the Midwest but often wishes he had been born in space. He lives in Brooklyn, and has written a wide variety of titles for a variety of publishers, including others' characters (Swamp Thing, Superman/Wonder Woman, Red Lanterns (DC); Thunderbolts, She-Hulk, Inhuman (Marvel)); and his own: 27 and Curse Words (Image); Strongman (SLG) and Strange Attractors (Archaia). When not writing--which is rare--he runs a law practice and works, writes and performs as a musician. One of his biggest regrets is never personally witnessing a Space Shuttle launch.

Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque is an artist born, raised and currently living in Madrid, Spain. He has put lines in French comic-books (BD's) for almost a decade now, working for Paquet Ed. and Soleil Ed. Some of his titles are: Fugitifs de l'Ombre (Paquet), Le Dieu des Cendres (Soleil), and Elle (Soleil). He has also drawn some short stories for the American comics Skullkickers (Image), Pathfinder's Goblins (Dynamite), and Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword and Mystery Girl (Dark Horse).


"I love political thrillers and I love science fiction, and Letter 44 blends these genres perfectly to make something wholly original and fascinating. 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, Astronoomer/Staff Scientist, Las Cumbres Observatory Global Telescope Network

COMICS ALLIANCE - Blending sci-fi drama with political intrigue, Letter 44 is in a genre of its own.

PASTE MAGAZINE -- 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.

BOING BOING - There's a lot going on here and lots of places to get potentially lost, but Letter 44 never lets up, never falters. I found this an extremely satisfying work of original, sweeping science fiction in comic book form.

"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. I'm a fan!" Ed Stanton, NASA Orion Engineer, Kennedy Space Center