Letter 44 (2013 series) #08-14 [SET] — Volume 02: Redshift

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Six months into his first term, President Stephen Blades is attempting to salvage his administration from the revelation he received on his Inauguration Day...

An alien presence is building something in the asteroid belt, and the previous president covered it up while sending a manned mission aboard a ship names the Clarke to investigate.

Blades has a plan to end the Middle Eastern wars begun by his predecessor, and to start preparing American for the truth about what's coming...

But he's facing serious threats from within his own government and a new, mysterious danger from abroad.

Meanwhile, the brave astronauts of the Clarke finally meet the aliens...

But what they learn seems likely to doom the Earth.

 

 

Collecting issues #8-14. 

 

 

Letter 44 (2013 series) #8
By Charles Soule & Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque. 
“Redshift” pt 1 (of 6)
Six months into the presidency, President Blades has deployed sci-fi superweapons to end wars in the Middle East, opening him to attacks from all sides, including a Congressman once romantically linked with the First Lady. Meanwhile, in space, as construction on the alien Chandelier is finally completed, the crew of the Clarke will truly understand what they're facing.
Letter 44 (2013 series) #9
By Charles Soule & Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque. 
“Redshift” pt 2 (of 6)
Isobel Blades, First Lady, pays a visit to Congressman Chris Higgins, a former love interest rumored to be plotting Stephen's impeachment. In the asteroid belt, the purpose of the Chandelier becomes clear, as it powers up for the first time. Earth's solar system will never be the same.
Letter 44 (2013 series) #10
By Charles Soule & Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque. 
“Redshift” pt 3 (of 6)
The Clarke is under attack from alien craft sent by the Chandelier! Two of the crew are trapped in a breached - and now sealed - lab, and must employ desperate measures to survive. On earth, the superweapons deployed by Blades to end America's involvement in foreign wars do the opposite as a cycle of deadly escalation begins.
Letter 44 (2013 series) #11
By Charles Soule & Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque. 
“Redshift” pt 4 (of 6)
President Blades reflects on his mounting cycle of mistakes as the Chief Executive, and visits an old friend for advice. On the Clarke, a crew member's suspicious behavior gets him locked in the brig, but a medical emergency involving infant Astra might see him released no matter the consequences.
Letter 44 (2013 series) #12
By Charles Soule & Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque. 
“Redshift” pt 5 (of 6)
Impeachment proceedings have begun against the president, while Stephen receives game-changing information about America's true enemy. Meanwhile, the crew of the Clarke prepare for a last stand as the ship is boarded.
Letter 44 (2013 series) #13
By Charles Soule & Alberto Jimenez Albuquerque. 
“Redshift” pt 6 (of 6)
President Blades reveals the truth about Project Monolith to the world, hoping to end a global war before it starts. In space, most of the crew of the Clarke has been taken captive by unknown forces. A desperate gambit is attempted to retrieve them, and we get our first look at the alien visitors.
Letter 44 (2013 series) #14
By Charles Soule & Drew Moss. 
“Flashback II”
A Special one-shot issue illustrated by Terrible Lizard's Drew Moss! When Project Monolith was first coming together, Colonel Overholt was the top choice for the Clarke's military leader. But he brings with him Sergeant Willett, a smart-mouthed engineer too curious for his own good. Willett's inability to follow orders may land him - along with Overholt - in hot water, but he can't shake the feeling that Project Monolith is hiding something...