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!

Unit 44 #2: Review Roundup

Since the release of Unit 44 #2 on ComiXology, Kindle, Nook and ComicsFix, we’ve been treated to some wonderful review of the the silly sci-fi so far.

Below are a sampling of the kind words reviewers have shared. Haven’t read it yet? Grab the issue on ComiXology for just $1.99!

“This is a fun book and I have no problem giving this to my kids to check out.” – The Gravy Age

“Locher maintains the slapstick-style comedy of buddy agents Gibson and Hatch, which easily keeps the pace of the comic moving and this reader chuckling incessantly.” – FanboyComics.net

“There’s a real story being told and it’s a good one. It had me in stitches by the third page.” – Small Press Comics Review

“Unit 44 remains an out of this world story that offers up a lot of laughs.” – ScreenGonzo.com

“Unit 44 #2 manages to take the joke-a-minute style of the first issue and streamline it into an engaging story.” – CC2KOnline.com

Click the links provided to read the full reviews! If you’ve read our second issue, be sure to share your thoughts with myself and Ed! We’d love to hear what you think.

Issue #3 of Unit 44 hits ComiXology on Wednesday, May 27!

Unit 44 issue #2 arrives Wednesday!

Because one time just wasn’t enough.

Unit44_Issue2_CoverKeep your eye on ComiXology on Wednesday because Unit 44 #2 will be hitting digital stands courtesy of Alterna Comics!

What happens in part 2? Here’s the sitch:

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.

The world is about to get a little bit bigger!

A huge thanks to everyone who took the time to read issue #1 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 digging it!

If you haven’t had the chance to check it out yet, you can download it on ComiXology for just $1.99: https://www.comixology.com/Unit-44-1/digital-comic/208170

In a previous post I shared some of the nice, kind words reviewers have shared about the comic. Here’s a few more than we’ve spied online:

“The artwork has a lot of manga elements and influences, and the writing is laid out with tongue firmly lodged [in] cheek.”
– Paul at ThePullBox.com

“We’ve all seen the reality TV shows where people find treasures in abandoned storage lockers. Combining this with whatever is happening in Area 51 is a stroke of genius.”
– Reviewer Janneke de Ronde at Small Press Comics Review

“Looking for something fun to read instead of The Secret Convergence Of Crisis Wars or whatever the heck is going on over at The Big 2? Good news, Unit 44 is on ComiXology.”
– Kris at TheGravyAge.com

Also, I stopped by the Booked Comic Podcast for Episode #50 to chat with host The Stevil Dead about Unit 44 and how it came to be. Catch that 30-minute conversation here: http://leagueofmanchildren.com/booked-50-extraterrestrial-storage-wars/

Additionally, I chatted with my regional newspaper the Panama City News Herald about the comic and they actually gave me an entire page to help promote it. How cool is that? A big thanks to writer Tony Simmons, a fellow creative writer and comic lover for making it happen. Give that right here: http://www.newsherald.com/entertainment/area-51-meets-storage-wars-in-psj-writer-s-comic-1.465050?tc=cr

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

With all that said, thank you for your support of the silly series. I sincerely hope you’ll consider picking up the first two issues if you haven’t yet. You look like someone who enjoys laughing. I can help with that.

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

The Undoubtables review round-up #1

It’s been a few months since The Undoubtables, my action/heist comic with Emre Ozdamarlar, hit print and roughly 30 days since it went live digitally and a steady stream of reviews are starting to flow in.

I wanted to take a moment to share them with you in case you were still on the fence about purchasing the 96-page comic!

“…Locher has something really neat on his hands. Undoubtedly, this is one you should pay attention to.”
Cody “The Thorverine” Ferrell @ Comic Book Therapy | Read full review

“If you’re looking for a fast-paced, intriguing crime comic, than look no further than The Undoubtables. Wes Locher keeps the pedal buried and doesn’t let up until you flip that last page.”
Brad Gischia @ Bag and Bored | Read full review

“If you are a fan of crime thrillers with an interesting cast of unique characters, look no further than this 96-page, action packed graphic novel.”
–  Daniel Celabu @ FA Comics | Read full review

“Billed as “Ocean’s Elven” meets “Payback” the Undoubtables is an interesting story of crime and revenge.”
– Chuck Suffel @ What’cha Reading? | Read full review

Don’t forget that we have a FREE 7-page preview of the graphic novel that you can check out right here. If you like what you see, do me a solid and pick up the book from Amazon or digitally from ComiXology, for your Kindle, on your Nook, and if you look hard enough, I’m sure there’s a website that will inject the comic directly into your brain. Technology is amazing.

Copies of the trade paperback arrived at my door a few days ago! I’ll be selling them at the 2014 Panama City Creative Con this weekend and they’ll hit my web store shortly thereafter. Publisher Markosia Enterprises did a beautiful job on these!

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