Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery 2

Stranded on Earth and hiding in the small town of Patience, Washington, the alien known as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel attempts to solve another murder mystery. When he finds an old briefcase containing an odd confession, a violent manuscript, and a crime novel signed with a mysterious inscription, Harry sets out to uncover the truth once again!

Issue number two is a tense page turner.  Be prepared to not put this comic down after you pick it up.  The plot thickens as Harry learns a bit more of the Rex Monday mystery.  There are several pages describing an affair, a short novel that could be so much more, and more questions than Harry can answer.  Fortunate for him, he has a plucky assistant to help him with some out of the box thinking.

This issue is consistent with the two that have gone before.  The story is seamless and tight.   The art is realistic and colorful without being garish.  The flashback scenes highlighting the affair and murder are breathtaking.  Hogan keeps the story going in that steady freight train fashion that is perfect for a good mystery.  Love a good mystery, then you will love this book.

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Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.

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