UNIT 44

Inept Area 51 employees Agent Gibson and Agent Hatch forget to pay the rent on the facility’s off-site storage unit and the secret contents are sold to a pair of backwoods rednecks at public auction. When an alien invasion threatens planet Earth, the agents must recover an item from the locker if they hope to stop the extraterrestrial threat.

Unit 44 is a four issue sci-fi/comedy comic book miniseries to be published March-June 2015 by New York Times Best-Selling graphic books publisher Alterna Comics.

Part 1. Area 51 employees, Agents Gibson and Hatch, forget to pay the rent on the facility’s off-site storage unit and the secret contents are sold to a pair of backwoods rednecks at public auction. Now the race is on for the agents to recover the items from the locker in order to stop an extraterrestrial threat.

Unit 44 Comic Issue #1

Part 2. Agents Gibson and Hatch catch up with Chester and Ike, the men who purchased the contents of unit 44, but the items have disappeared once again. Just what was inside the locker and why is Senior Agent Ballard so desperate to get it back? In the midst of the chaos a new threat reveals itself.

Unit 44 Comic Issue #2

Part 3. With the extraterrestrial invasion of Earth imminent, Agents Gibson and Hatch make a final play to recover the Freedahken crystal from Lance Albright. To no one’s surprise, the agents wind up in over their heads as the former Area 51 agent uses the crystal to launch a counter attack on the alien who ruined his life.

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Part 4. It’s the end of the world as they know it. The alien invasion begins at Area 51 and Agent Hatch, along with rednecks Chester and Ike, must stave off the invaders long enough for Agent Gibson to recover the Freedahken crystal from madman Lance Albright. It’s only the future of humanity at stake!

Unit 44 Comic Issue #4

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About the Creators

Wes Locher is the writer of the comic books Unit 44 (Alterna, 2015), The Undoubtables (Markosia Enterprises, 2014), Chambers (Arcana Studio, 2013) and the web comic Innovation. He’s contributed short stories to anthologies from Titan and GrayHaven Comics and self-published the collection of humorous essays Musings on Minutiae. Follow him on Twitter @weslocher.

Eduardo Jiménez (Ed!) is a freelance digital artist who specializes in comic art and children’s book illustrations. Follow him on Twitter @Eduar_Art.

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