Resident Alien #2

Resident Alien #2

Writer: Peter Hogan Artist: Steve Parkhouse Publisher: Dark Horse Comics Release Date: June 27, 2012 Cover Price: $3.5 Critic Reviews: 5
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A stranded alien bides his time in the sleepy town of Patience, USA. Living undercover as a semi-retired doctor, his only hope is to stay off humanitys radar until he can be rescued. When hes pulled into a surprising murder mystery by the towns desperate mayor and struggling police chief, Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle learns more about the human condition than he ever wanted to. He also finds police procedural work to be oddly appealing, and itll certainly kill time until hes found. Acclaimed creators Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) deliver a truly unique sci-fi adventu more

  • 8.3
    Multiversity Comics - Walt Richardson Jun 28, 2012

    “Resident Alien” is one of those comics that could easily slip from the comic-reading public's attention due to its surprisingly non-gimmicky nature, which would be a travesty. Smart writing and smart artwork make this book one of the few new Dark Horse series that are leading the company's struggle to reclaim the title or creator-owned monarch from Image Comics. If you haven't yet, try to find the #0 and #1 in your local comic book store, and pick up this little book that could. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Bastards - Dustin Cabeal Jun 27, 2012

    This second issue left me sitting on the edge of seat until next month so I can close out the story. I hope that people are checking it out so that it can possibly go on; the premise and the world built are massive. The alien craze of the 90’s may be over, but books like this can easily rejuvenate people’s interest. I can’t wait to see how it turns out and hopefully it leaves our character in a position to continue his story. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Kaity McAllister Jun 28, 2012

    This issue of Resident Alien wasnt supremely action-packed this time around, but the plot has held strong and managed to keep me wanting to see what happens to our extraterrestrial practitioner. Not every issue can be crammed with action, lest it be overwhelming. Next time, however, I hope that well be in for a wild ride now that the set-up is out of the way. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comics: The Gathering - lucstclair Jun 30, 2012

    A good issue for a really good series. My anticipation for the next and final issue is driving me crazy. From Dark Horse Comics. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Nerdophiles - Kylee Sills Jun 28, 2015

    After reaching the end of the story, Harry wonders if it might be autobiographical at all. With the help of his assistant at the clinic, they wonder if Rex Monday might not have been a woman all along. They comb through patient records and find one elderly woman, who was treated just yesterday, that fits the bill. Harry visits her, finding her with a husband of some sort, but she doesn't deny his accusations and his questions about Nick. She hasn't heard the name Rex Monday in so long, but seems willing to discuss things with him. The mystery being spun in Resident Alien continues to get more interesting with each twist and turn. Read Full Review

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