REVIEW: Letter 44 #19

Writer – Charles Soule
Art – Alberto Jiménez Alburquerque
Colours – Dan Jackson
Letters – Crank!

Don’t judge a book by its cover…Cartoonish looking half metal guy. Simple background. It’s eye catching. Very 90’s looking.

A long, long time ago in the last issue…World War III wages on and they’re not gonna let something a trivial as an Earth destroying asteroid stand in their way. Luckily the U.S. Has a satellite with a laser that can stop it. Unfortunately the AFE forces have sent nuclear missiles to destroy it. Oh no, who will save the planet now??

Now back to your regularly scheduled programming…We get a lot of switching between the U.S., Russia and the Chanderlier a space station on the asteroid belt. Lots of infighting and arguments between everyone involved. Without knowing the characters it’s hard to tell whose side to be on. The U.S. tricked Russia into thinking the Asteroid will hit them in order to get them to fight Germany. It’s a bit of a mess of an issue to join the story. But hey, talking baby.

It’s all fun and games until someone loses an eye…Only get a little scuffle between the members of the Chanderlier.

The Good, the Bad and the Meh…
The Good – The art is great. The idea of having to deal with a world war and an major disaster is pretty neat.
The Bad – It’s a little far in to jump onboard.
The Meh – The super powered guy seems unneeded.

Overall not my cup of tea. So only a 2 star for this one.

Do you agree with my review? Comment below or find me on Twitter @DawnOfComics and let me know what you thought.


  • Mike says:

    Horrible review, go read the rest of the series before you give your opinion

    • That voids the point of reviewing a single issue of a title. I’m given random Issues of titles to see how accessible they are. If you see this title on the shelf at your local comic book store could you pick it up and get in to it. That’s what a reviewer has to do with many titles. Some of my reviews are several issues in and yet I enjoy them immensely. I’m happy you enjoy this series and I’m glad you commented, hopefully your comment will get others to read this series from the beginning.

  • dregj says:

    totally terrible review
    what a joke

  • Mike says:

    Ridiculously bad review. You can’t give a low score because you just now started on a book. That makes no sense.

    • Having no previous knowledge of issues 1 through 18 I was given issue 19 to review. Based on this issue alone, taking into account how it was drawn and written, I stand by my review. I state that this is not a jump on point in the story. However A good writer can capture a reader no matter how many issues in the story might be. This did not. Not only did I feel lost but I was left uninterested in what happens next. I’m glad however that you like this book. Not every book is for every reader. This book is not for me.

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