5 days to pre-order the Unit 44 GN!

An amazing thing happened this week — we reached our crowdfunding goal for the Unit 44 Kickstarter!

The now-successful Kickstarter will allow us to print 750 copies of the hilarious graphic novel to be distributed to comic book shops, book stores, and libraries for release on Aug. 30, 2017.

If you’d like to preorder your copy and grab some goodies in the process, hit this link >> https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weslocher/unit-44-ever-wish-the-x-files-was-a-sitcom

A huge thanks goes out to everyone who pledged their hard earned dollars as well as our publisher, Alterna Comics, for helping us bring the ridiculous sci-fi/comedy romp to a whole new audience!

Unit 44 Kickstarter – 75% funded!

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UPDATE: We’re just $469 away from meeting our goal and getting Unit 44 in comic shops worldwide!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weslocher/unit-44-ever-wish-the-x-files-was-a-sitcom

Back in 2014 I created a silly sci-fi/comedy comic book with the amazingly talented artist Ed! Jiménez called Unit 44, a ridiculous four-part series about inept Area 51 employees that forget to pay the rent of the facility’s off-site storage unit, leaving the secret contents to be sold at public auction. And when an alien invasion threatens earth, the agents must recover an item from the locker to stop the extraterrestrial threat.

Our publisher, Alterna Comics, not content with only a digital release asked if we’d like to bring the Unit 44 trade paperback to comic book shops worldwide. Of course we said yes.

So now it’s official… Unit 44 will be available to comic book shops, book stores and libraries in August 2017! How cool is that?

Unit44_MiniPoster_WebOf course, in the world of indie comics, you have to work hard and hustle, so if we want to meet the monumental (life long) goal, we have to fund the initial print run ourselves. To help facilitate that step, we’ve turned to Kickstarter where YOU can pre-order the 100+ page volume one graphic novel and in the process, help ensure it’s available to all these comic shops.

Hit the link below to check out all the cool stuff we’re offering in exchange for your support, like copies of the book, posters, totes, art from Ed!, story critiques by me and more!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/weslocher/unit-44-ever-wish-the-x-files-was-a-sitcom

 

Unit 44 #4 now on ComiXology!

Today is the big day! The fourth (and final) issue of the sci-fi comedy comic book Unit 44 has hit the digital shelves today on ComiXology!

The best part? You can get this digital dreamboat for just $1.99 by clicking here!

U44_4In this installment readers will find out what happens when 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. I mean, c’mon… it’s only the future of humanity at stake!

Huge thank yous go out to publisher Peter Simeti at Alterna Comics for supporting artist Eduardo Jimenez and I in this irreverent comic book journey. Maybe you should tune in just to see if Ed and I can stick the landing, eh?

Did you give it a read? Drop a comment and let us know what you thought!

(Of course, if you didn’t read issues #1-3 yet, you may want to start there. Grab ’em by clicking here!)

So what’s next for Unit 44? Fantastic question!

We’ll have a collected edition hitting ComiXology around September of 2015 and we’re getting together the deets on when the physical collection will hit comic stores in trade paperback form. For all you anticipators out there, anticipate sometime in early 2016 for that.

Ed and I have introduced you to our silly world of aliens, government agents and rednecks and we both hope it won’t be the last you see of them! We have lots of ideas, scripts and even new concept art created and we hope to revisit the Unit 44 universe in the not too distant future. Want to help us expedite that process? Tell your comic-lovin’ friends about Unit 44 and encourage them to give us a download on ComiXology. The more support we get, the faster we can bring you a volume 2!

So you want print copies of Unit 44, huh?

Of course you do!

So here’s the deal, I spent my weekend at the Ocala Comic Con where I met tons of nice people who were kind of enough to exchange their hard-earned money for print editions of Unit 44. So many, in fact, that I have a whopping ZERO copies of them left.

Don’t fret — I will be ordering copies new print copies of #1-4 very soon and I anticipate having them in stock in my web store in early July. I’ll even be selling a bundle where you can get all the issues for one insanely low price. I’ll drop a post once they’re in my hands so you don’t miss out.

A big thanks to everyone keeping the print tradition alive. I’m excited to get the latest installments to your mailbox!

If you have questions, just drop a line.

Thanks for reading Unit 44 and thanks for being awesome.

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Unit 44 #3 now on ComiXology!

Have you heard the news? The third issue of the sci-fi comedy comic book Unit 44 is rocking digital shelves today on ComiXology!

Readers can check out the second issue of the four issue miniseries for just $1.99 by clicking here!

In this installment readers will find out what happens when needy aliens decide to invade Earth, how to deal with an insane elderly fella and they’ll see if Gibson and Hatch can finally work as a team. WARNING: Gratuitous use of jetpacks within!

As always, a huge thanks goes out to our publisher Peter Simeti at Alterna Comics for supporting artist Eduardo Jimenez and I in this silly, over-the-top endeavor. The silly gets cranked up to 11 for this installment (and it just might be my favorite chapter of the series).

Did you give it a read? Drop a comment and let us know what you thought!

(Of course, if you didn’t read issues #1 or 2 yet, you may want to start there. Grab ’em by clicking here!)

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Unit 44 #3 releases Wednesday!

Ready for round 3?

Keep your eye on ComiXology on Wednesday because Unit 44 #3 will be hitting digital stands courtesy of Alterna Comics!

What happens in 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.

WARNING: This issue contains gratuitous use of jetpacks!

A huge thanks to everyone who took the time to read issues #1 & 2 of my silly sci-fi/comedy series with artist Eduardo Jimenez. We’re pleased to have unleashed it upon you and from what we’ve heard, people are thoroughly enjoying them!

If you haven’t had the chance to check out the issues yet, you can download ’em on ComiXology for just $1.99: https://www.comixology.com/Unit-44/comics-series/42720

Last week I chatted with Aaron Sullivan at ComicCrusaders.com about Unit 44, writing comedy and what readers can expect from issue #3. It was a fun chat. You can give it a read by clicking here.

“One thing’s for certain… if the series ever got a film or animation treatment I would lobby as hard as I could for Patrick Warburton to play Agent Hatch.” – Me discussing which actors could bring Unit 44 characters to life on the big screen.

Those with a ComicsFix subscription (it’s like the NetFlix for indie comics) can now read Unit 44 #1 & 2 on the platform. Let me know what you think! https://comicsfix.com/books/unit-44-1 and https://comicsfix.com/books/unit-44-2

Want to check out a 3-page preview of the latest issue? Surf over to www.unit44comic.com for a sneak peek!