Since the first issue of Unit 44 went into the hands of Kickstarter backers in 2014 the comic book, co-created with series artist Eduardo Jimenez, has been an absolute joyride and I’m thrilled to announce that the 100-page collected edition will hit ComiXology on Wednesday, Sept. 9 from Alterna Comics!
For anyone who didn’t read all four of our sci-fi/comedy issues as they were released in digital and print editions, this just might be the most fun you can have with a comic in the next week.
In addition to all 88-pages of the story we’re bringing in a new cover (see image at left… or wherever it ended up on the page), a bunch of pin-ups contributed by some of my amazingly talented friends and two installments of the Conspirator’s Gazette, where I write essays about… well… about whatever I felt like talking about any given time. In the case of the collected edition, one essay is about the genesis of the series and my love for all things Area 51 and the other is about why you shouldn’t be a hipster. It’s about other stuff, too, but mostly it begs people not be hipsters. Seriously. Stop that already.
I think the price point for the collected edition will drop to around $6 making it cheaper to grab volume 1 rather than the individual issues. See? How much easier can we make it to read this thing?
So, if you’re into Area 51, Aliens, government conspiracies, secrets, rednecks or laughing, then Unit 44 has you covered. If you’re tired of convoluted continuities and superheroes who never change, then this series is going to be a breath of fresh air for you.
Seriously, if you’ve resisted reading the series up til now, it’s totally time to give in. Don’t deprive yourself of these laughs. Please, think of the children.
Don’t want to wait? The issues are currently available at ComiXology!
If you did read the series and you received some joy from the experience, do me a huge favor and share the news on social media. Your friends will listen to you and buy what you like. Trust me, you can sell it to them better than I can. I’m just some dude who desperately needs a haircut.
And if you did read the series, then thank you. You rock. It means the world to Ed and I.