Crash-landing in crime

Resident Alien Volume 1: Welcome to Earth!

Not every alien is out to kill us. In Resident Alien Volume 1: Welcome to Earth! (Dark Horse, $14.99), the visitor who crash-landed here is a pretty nice guy who can pass for human by altering our perceptions. He's been hiding out as a semi-retired doctor in a small tourist town, hoping that his people get the emergency message (yep, he “phoned home”) and come for him soon. But a murder gets him called upon to assist the police—and fill in for the town doctor—and he finds himself, well, having fun as he plays detective. What's an alien to do when he's surprisingly human? Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse have created one of the nicest guys you'd ever want to have coffee with—as long as you don't know he's not from around here.