More Alien Abductions!

FINALLY! We’re relieved that Abductions—the third volume of The Silent Invasion—will soon be collected and published by NBM next May.

Abductions has had a long and tortuous history beginning when the first chapter was published by Caliber back in 1998. We self-published the second chapter as a mini-comic in July 1999. Then it was shelved until 2001, when NBM released it as a five-issue mini floppy comic book series.

Then it disappeared into the mists of time…

Abductions takes place in 1965, five or six years after the end of Book Two. Matt Sinkage, our hero from the first two volumes is—apparently—no longer with us, but private investigator Phil Housley is reluctantly drawn into the unsolvable puzzle of UFO conspiracy theories when he is hired to look for a missing lawyer, one Mr. Howard Finster.

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Here’s a glimpse into the past with the cover to the Caliber published first issue from 1998…

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The cover to our self-published mini-comic (a hotly sought after collector’s item!)

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And then, the above was re-coloured for the first issue of the NBM published Secret Messages

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Look out behind you! Over your left shoulder! No! Over your right shoulder! The aliens are coming!!! Or they may be here already…

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Don’t be afraid! Watch the skies!!!

 

Author: Michael Cherkas

Michael Cherkas is a graphic designer, art director and sometime cartoonist. He was born in Oshawa, Ontario in 1954 and now lives in Toronto. He grew up reading comic books, watching bad 1960s sitcoms, and reading science fiction. His favourite comic book of all time is Superman 172. He has co-created with Larry Hancock, The Silent Invasion and The Purple Ray. Other comics he has worked on include Suburban Nightmares with Larry Hancock and John van Bruggen; and The New Frontier with John Sabljic.

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