Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Review: Resident Alien #0

Resident Alien #0, previously published in Dark Horse Presents, was an interesting first issue. The premise is that, at some point, an alien crashed on our planet, but due to his mental abilities he has been able to hide himself from the human populace by appearing human. He has taken the guise of a reclusive doctor in a small town. When the town's doctor is murdered, he is asked to look at the corpse and assume his duties in this one stop light town.

I am really liking Steve Parkhouse's art. Very clean lines with some great body language and facial expressions. Even Dr Vanderspeigle, our “Resident Alien”, has a nice range of expressions. Peter Hogan is able to craft a nice story around our protagonist who only wants to be left alone, but gets dragged into small town life somewhat against his will. The combination of Hogan's scripts and Parkhouse's art make this book worth checking out. It has a little of the mundane mixed with a little sci-fi, all of which makes the book very relatable. With the cliffhanger at the end of this issue, I am really excited to see where the book goes next.

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