The Last Space Race #1What if we told you you could download the Last Space Race #1 for free via The Beat?

Well, you can! There’s a link further down on this page to a PDF of that series’ first issue, but before we get there, let’s talk about the comic a bit. The Last Space Race #1 hit late last year. The creative team is writer Peter Calloway, artist Alex Shibao, colorist Natalia Marquez, and letterer Marshall Dillon.

The book, which is from AfterShock Comics, involves space exploration, corporate gamesmanship, and the very survival of the human race. It’s science fiction, but only a little bit, with the world and stakes in The Last Space Race feeling very familiar, indeed.

But don’t just take our word for it!

>>Click here to download a free PDF<< of The Last Space Race #1, and read up before the first collected trade hits in October.

The full solicit for the first collected trade can be found below:

THE LAST SPACE RACE vol 1 TPB / $14.99 / 120 pages / Full Color / On sale 10.02.19

Writer: Peter Calloway
Artist: Alex Shibao
Colorist: Natalia Marquez
Letterer: Marshall Dillon
It started as an anomaly. An outlier in the noise that’s so common in astronomical data. But the truth sends the United States—and the world—careening into what will become humanity’s LAST SPACE RACE.

Leading the effort for the United States is one man, Sasha Balodis. A fun-loving tech billionaire turned aerospace titan, Sasha’s seemingly perfect life has been gripped by recent tragedy. Building and launching the most expensive, most ambitious and most important project in history—well, it gives him something to live for again. 

There’s only one thing standing in his way: his arch-rival and chief aerospace competitor, Roger Freeman.

Written by Peter Calloway (TV’s Legion, Cloak & Dagger, Under the Dome) and drawn by Alex Shibao (Independence Day), THE LAST SPACE RACE is an imaginative investigation into wonder, hope and humanity’s grandest purpose. Volume one contains issues 1-5.