Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #1

Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #1

Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: September 11, 2013 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6
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A straightforward suicide . . . or a murder? At first, undercover alien Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle thinks the local police have this death solved, and then things get personal when one of his only human friends becomes a suspect. Also: The feds figure out that Harry’s hiding in the Pacific Northwest!

  • 10
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Sep 11, 2013

    Resident Alien first appeared in Dark Horse Presents, and I'm pleased to see it's getting this shot at a longer run. It's got tons of potential, and a strong execution. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Sam Roche Sep 11, 2013

    I'm not so crazy about the artwork in this issue but I think as an overall piece of art this comic book works very well. The art does compliment the writing by not being as dark and gritty as much comic art is today. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Comic Book Bin - Zak Edwards Sep 18, 2013

    Artist Steve Parkhouse, like Peter Hogan, is a mainstay in British comics and that particular style, balancing heavy shading, simple palettes, and structured paneling for a story that follows the scripts priorities. Parkhouses character designs are simple and familiar and the world is populated by characters who look like people, a mundane quality that the storys setting works to its advantage. Parkhouse has a long history of drawing interesting people without relying on the mainstays of the industry, the issue is visually appealing, drawing readers in through a straight forward approach. For first issues, the approach both creators take is welcome, visually providing readers with something to cling to while hinting at more beneath the surface. Seems pretty appropriate for a murder mystery. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jorge Solis Sep 12, 2013

    A sci-fi murder mystery, “Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde” #1 engages its readers with a supporting cast of quirky characters and a weird-looking protagonist. Geared for newcomers, this installment is a quick introduction to the inhabitants of Patience, USA. Read Full Review

  • 6.7
    Florida Geek Scene - Mark Viola Sep 18, 2013

    The book is solid, and chances are, if you are reading this, you are either already reading the series, or got really, really lost while looking for porn. If you havent read any Resident Alien yet, you probably will need to start on a different issue, but for fans of the run, youll pick it up. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics Bulletin - Zack Davisson Sep 16, 2013

    There's nothing bad about it. It's a decent comic, and I could see reading it from the beginning and getting hooked on the series. The problem is in the day and age of $3 and $4 comic books, "decent" just isn't good enough anymore. If I don't feel some kind of emotional hook to the story"if I don't NEED to read that next issue"then I probably won't. And that's how it is with Resident Alien: Suicide Blonde. Read Full Review

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