‘Unit 44 #1:’ Comic Book Review

Last summer, I had the fortune of reviewing an advance copy of the creator-owned comic book, Unit #44, written by Wes Locher and illustrated by Eduardo Jimenez.  The story features Area 51 employees Agent Gibson and Agent Hatch who forget to pay the rent on the facility’s off-site storage unit, causing the super-secret contents to be sold at public auction.  The highly entertaining sci-fi comedy is the first installment of a four-issue series, and it is now being released today through Alterna Comics on ComiXology.  With all-new, eye-popping artwork, Unit 44 #1 should definitely find its way to your reading list on this New Comic Book Day!

As stated in my previous review of the comic, readers will quickly find that Unit 44 is, in many ways, very similar (and for all of the right reasons) to the animated series The Tick. From the hysterical, buddy-cop duo of the goofy, yet lovable, Agent Gibson and the terse, no-nonsense Agent Hatch to the non-stop, over-the-top hijinks that seem to befall our bumbling protagonists, Unit 44 provides readers with a quick and entertaining read that will leave you laughing and begging for more. Jimenez's colorful and cartoonish artwork brings the story and its cast of zany characters to life and allows the most outlandish and ridiculous of situations to be accessible and believable.

With the recent news that The X-Files will soon be returning to television, Mulder and Scully fans would do well to give Unit 44 a try!

Last modified on Monday, 24 December 2018 20:11

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