With the upcoming SYFY show starring Alan Tudyk due to hit the small screen some time in 2021, now is the perfect time to discover Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s brilliant SF comics series, Resident Alien… And, good news! November sees the launch of a brand-new miniseries in Resident Alien: Your Ride’s Here.
In this all-new series from Peter and Steve, Harry’s learned a lot about himself and the possibility that other aliens have been stranded on Earth, too. He needs to figure out what to do with Honey, the only resident in Patience, United States, who sees him in his true alien form, as well as deal with his feelings toward Asta, his best friend.
Harry’s been stranded in a small town pretending to be a human doctor for so long, you see, that loneliness was bound to creep in…
“I’m so happy to be working on this final volume before our babies fly the nest and make their way in the big world of television,” says Steve. “I’ll miss them all, except maybe Delbert. You’ll find revelations and surprises in this volume that even I wasn’t expecting. And make sure you catch the show…it’s gonna be a doozy!”
“I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but I think you’re in for quite a ride with this one,” Peter enthuses. “Hang on tight, and enjoy it!”
“Resident Alien: Your Ride’s Here is Volume 6 in our main alien Harry’s adventures,” series editor Philip Simon told SYFY WIRE. “Harry is caught, his greatest fears are realised, and someone’s definitely abducted.
“This new series is the culmination of a partnership between Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse that began about 10 years ago and first started appearing in the pages of Dark Horse Presents in 2011. It’s the finale to what the team has been referring to as “Harry’s First Arc” — and we’ve been calling the upcoming Volume 6 “the end of Harry’s First Arc” since we were working on volume 3!”
• Resident Alien: Your Ride’s Here #1 (of six) will be in comic shops on November 11, 2020 and is available for pre-order at your local comic shop
• Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1 is on sale now in all good book and comic shops, collecting Resident Alien Volumes 1 to 3
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• Resident Alien Omnibus Volume 1
On Sale This Week
This omnibus collects Resident Alien Volumes 1 to 3
A small town’s salvation is in the hands of an alien! Living undercover as a semi-retired, small-town doctor, a stranded alien’s only hope is to stay off humanity’s radar until he can be rescued. When he’s pulled into a surprising murder mystery by the town’s desperate mayor and struggling police chief, ‘Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle’ learns more about the human condition than he ever wanted to.
Acclaimed creators Peter Hogan (2000AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) deliver a truly unique sci-fi adventure tale with heart and humour!
• Resident Alien Volume 1: Welcome to Earth!
Collects: Resident Alien #0-3
A stranded alien seeks refuge in the small town of Patience, USA, where he hides undercover as a retired doctor. All the alien wants is to be left alone until he’s rescued. However, when the town’s real doctor dies, “Dr. Harry” is pulled into medical service-and finds himself smack dab in the middle of a murder mystery!
• Resident Alien Volume 2: The Suicide Blonde
Collects: Resident Alien: The Suicide Blonde #0-3
An alien explorer stranded in the Pacific Northwest yearns for his home world, but he’s enamoured with ours – especially when it comes to solving murder mysteries! Undercover alien Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle seeks to clear the name of a friend who’s blamed for a college girl’s death, so he leaves the safety of small town Patience, USA, to hunt for clues in Seattle.
And those federal agents obsessed with Harry’s crashed starship? They’re only getting closer to nabbing Harry!
• Resident Alien Volume 3: The Sam Hain Mystery
Collects: Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #0-3
Stranded on Earth, the alien living undercover as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle continues his practice in the small town of Patience, USA! Assisted by Native American nurse Asta – the only person who suspects that he’s from another planet – Harry finds himself enmeshed in another murder mystery. At first, undercover alien Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle thinks the local police have this death solved, and then things get personal when one of his only human friends becomes a suspect. Also: The feds figure out that Harry’s hiding in the Pacific Northwest!
• Resident Alien Volume 4: The Man with No Name
Collects: Resident Alien: The Man with No Name #1-4
After Harry accidentally exposes himself to investigators who are on his trail, a mysterious arsonist and a stubborn federal agent arrive in town to heat things up! The local sheriff must decide if he’ll remain loyal to his inquisitive friend Harry, and nurse Asta finally realises the danger she and Harry are both in.
• Resident Alien Volume 5: An Alien in New York
Collects: Resident Alien: An Alien in New York #1-4
A stranded alien continues to hide in plain sight in Patience, Washington, posing as the small town’s doctor. He has no intention of leaving – unless it’s to get back to his home planet!
When a startling new mystery catches Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle’s attention, he takes a trip to New York City with a close friend, a Native American shaman, and the hope of finally finding a way to communicate with his home world.
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.