Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1

Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: May 20, 2015 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 3
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The stranded, curious alien known as Dr. Harry tends to patients in the sleepy town of Patience, Washington. Questions about the town’s previous doctor arise when a strange briefcase is found. And does Harry’s favorite mystery writer live in Patience too? Peter Hogan (Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders) return to their unique science-fiction/mystery series!

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - Bhavna Bakshi May 29, 2015

    The plot starts off seemingly humdrum, but adds in some excitement with the discovery of this briefcase. I think it can only get better from here. It sits just on the fringe of science fiction, and brings entertainment to a story about ordinary people, and one really awesome alien. The best part? You don’t need to have read any Resident Alien comic books to understand the plot of this one. You have no excuse; go pick it up! Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Big Comic Page - Ross Sweeney May 19, 2015

    Its all just very well done, and even coming in cold, it works. The contrast between the close-to-mundane plot and the deliciously snappy dialogue (along with the fact that the main character is a frickin alien, guys!) make for a really rather fun read, and the real achievement is that it can be picked up with no previous experience with the series. Which makes it certainly worth doing so. Read Full Review

  • 7.5 - Harrison Rawdin May 20, 2015

    Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #1 is a good start for something that's weird but nonetheless inviting. Add in some solid humor and ignore some minor quibbles and, in my mind, Dark Horse has another sturdycharacter tale on their hands. So by all means rush to your local comic shop and give this odd one a chance to impress. Read Full Review

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