Comic Review: Unit 44

Published: 2019
Written by: Wes Locher
Art by: Eduardo Jimenez

Alterna Comics, 100 Pages


This title from Alterna Comics finally came to an end. I typically wait till an Alterna series is complete before reading them, as I prefer to binge the stories, as I’m getting old and memory retention sucks when you read dozens of comics per month.

Anyway, this was a sci-fi comedy in the same vein as the Men In Black movies. In fact, it feels like it could exist in that world.

The story follows two agents who have lost a special crystal and are trying to get it back because if it falls into the wrong hands, it could lead to something catastrophic.

The title of the comic comes from the storage unit where the crystal was kept. Due to some villainous shenanigans, they got behind on the bill for the storage unit and the stuff inside was auctioned off.

Overall, this isn’t really my cup of tea. It’s a good, fun comic for what it is though. But I also don’t like the Men In Black films that this is sort of an homage to.

It is amusing and the jokes work. The tone is also good but I’m not a big fan of the art.

I do, however, think that a lot of people, especially regular Alterna readers will like the series.

Rating: 6/10
Pairs well with: other Alterna sci-fi and comedy comics.