From Charles Soule, author of The Oracle Year comes a new oversized, hardcover edition of Letter 44, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning series about presidency and first contact, packed with extras like creator commentary, sketches, concept art, and more!
When U.S. President Stephen Blades announced the presence of alien life to the entire world in his State of the Union address, he wasn't prepared for the backlash. Ex-president Francis Carroll leads a group of world leaders fighting against the United States in what has become World War III, but Blades has enemies on the inside to contend with as well. The battle for Earth distracts everyone from what's going on in the asteroid belt, as Charlotte Hayden and her crew have finally made first contact with the aliens. But while the aliens seem peaceful, they refuse to let the crew of the Clarke communicate with Earth—even when the planet's very survival is at stake.
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 short stories for the American comics Skull Kickers (Image), Pathfinder: Goblins (Dynamite), and Robert E. Howard's Savage Sword (Dark Horse). He also illustrated Mystery Girl from writer Paul Tobin. The thirty-five issue series Letter 44 (Oni Press) with writer Charles Soule has been translated and published in France, Spain, and Italy with great success among critics and readers. Since then, he has been drawing Marvel comics like The Amazing Spider-Man, Web of Venom: Funeral Pyre, Annihilation Scourge: Beta Ray Bill and W.E.B.of Spider-Man. Alberto enjoys practicing martial arts, watching UFC, and taking trips with his wife and son, Lauren and Ben, whenever they can pull him away from his drawing table.
What is the most unfair thing you can think of? Got it in your head? Okay, forget that because there's a worse one: There's this guy who gets paid money for coloring comic books. Right. Dan Jackson has been gainfully employed to one degree or another with the coloring of comic books for the better part of 17 years. He's done other Great Big Projects with the fine folks at Oni Press, and he's done a bunch of covers and short projects with them as well. He's a pretty versatile guy. Even writes his own Bios. Mr. Jackson lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with his scorching hot wife (see? UN-FAIR!), and two hilarious kids.