Saucer Country #2

Writer: Paul Cornell Artist: Ryan Kelly Publisher: Vertigo Release Date: April 11, 2012 Cover Price: $2.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 1
8.2Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Arcadia Alvarado is the Governor of New Mexico, she's running for President, and she just released a bombshell: She was abducted by aliens. As her campaign tries to deal with this startling new information, they must seek help from a disgraced Harvard UFO-ologist who might not be completely sane. The West Wing meets The X-Files in an adventure through the strange and fascinating world of UFO mythology.

  • 9.0
    A Comic Book Blog - Paul Mallory Apr 14, 2012

    I can't wait. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    Eye On Comics - Don MacPherson Apr 30, 2012

    Kelly's art helps to keep the story grounded in reality. The alien riff is one that could overpower the more important political elements of the plot, but Kelly's believable figures and backdrops keep us focused on the characters and circumstances. Mind you, as he demonstrates with the final splash page, he's able to offer more unconventional, bizarre visuals when the story calls for it. The hallucination in the therapist's office is a striking image, but I think what I like most about it is how it represents the paranoia and haziness of the mental images the character is experiencing. It's an unreal, surreal moment, which is important because the reader doesn't know yet how real it is (even if the character is already convinced, perhaps prematurely). Read Full Review

  • 8.4
    Outer Realm Comics - M S R Apr 22, 2012

    A good second outing that holds up pretty well in terms of consistency, Saucer Country #2 expands the questions and provides some clues as to the right paths to the answers, but the answers themselves are a long way down the line. The focus is very much on the build-up at the moment- but as they say, patience has its rewards. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    cxPulp - Blake Petit Apr 14, 2012

    The book feels like its on something of a slow burn right now, which is to be expected. Were only on issue two, so theres nothing wrong with being handed more and more questions without having been given any real answers yet. Hopefully, though, this wont be a book that makes us wait too long to figure out whats going on, or at the very least, will give us a feel of progress being made. For a title like this one, if the reader doesnt feel forward motion, its the kiss of death. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Resources - Greg McElhatton Apr 12, 2012

    "Saucer Country" has delivered a strong second issue, and if I had any doubts they've been erased. Cornell and Kelly are giving readers a great new series here. I'd have to be abducted by aliens before I missed another issue of "Saucer Country." This is well worth your time. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Weekly Comic Book Review - Minhquan Nguyen Apr 12, 2012

    You may not come out of this a believer, but Cornell will grip you nonetheless in this tale of extraterrestrial paranoia. Well worth sticking around for the character dynamics, if nothing else. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Comic Book Therapy - MrComicBook Apr 13, 2012

    With more and more big writers at DC and Marvel writing more creator owned books, Saucer Country looks to be one of the brightest. If you aren't reading this book, pick up #1 and hop aboard. Science fiction fans will love this book as well. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Apr 11, 2012

    Ryan Kelly's art is also a major selling point. Kelly delivers characters with just enough realism to suit the tone of the story without sacrificing his usual vibrant, expressive quality. Every character has a unique look and appearance, which can't be said for many comic book artists. But as Joey mentioned last month, the dull colors don't do Kelly's art any favors. After coming to love his art on Local, I'm not convinced Kelly is an artist who needs color in the first place. Read Full Review

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