RESIDENT ALIEN #3
Written by Peter Hogan
Art by Steve Parkhouse
Release Date: July 25, 2012
The first arc of Resident Alien caps off with this issue and I have to applaud a wonderfully crafted first tale. This issue wraps up the first mystery of the sleepy town of Patience, USA, and keeps with the tone of the previous issues very well. I have described this series as a sci-fi Murder, She Wrote and that fantastic vibe continues straight through this issue. Peter Hogan writes these characters extremely well with Harry being the most lovable alien in comics, and this is coming from a serious Rocket Raccoon fan. There are some huge revelations in this issue with respect to Harry’s world and some of the side characters from previous issues are definitely thrown into the forefront. This comic has everything: mystery, intrigue, suspense, humor and more. Hogan has definitely created an interesting world with these characters and Patience, and volume two should be a great read.
Steve Parkhouse’s art has been remarkably solid throughout this entire issue and Resident Alien #3 is no different. The art is consistent from start to finish and the style he has chosen is calming and somewhat comforting. Harry’s appearance is not jarring at all and lulls the reader into the same spell of whether or not Harry is even an alien. Parkhouse uses tried and true layouts to keep this comic comfortable and the art mirrors Hogan’s writing style very well. If you have been reading this series so far, you will find yourself right at home with Parkhouse’s art and I can’t wait to see more.
If you haven’t been reading Resident Alien, start. This is a great finale to the first volume of the series that I hope to see more of very soon.