Saucer Country #4

Cover ImageAug 1 | 2012

Writing: Paul Cornell
Art: Ryan kelly
Colour: Giulia Brusco
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Ryan Kelly

Michael learns more of the secrets of his abduction and shares what he’s learned under hypnotherapy with Alvarado and her team and the opposition starts a-mounting.

Well the crap is sure starting to hit the fan. When Michael told his story, I wondered if it was really true and not just fabricated with the suggestions the therapist supplied. It seemed to be guiding him to specific things, important things. I certainly felt there was an agenda there, and then to see him with the radio guy… Very suspicious. It also ended with a shock I’m curious to see play out.

This issue was over way too quickly, too. it seemed I had just sat down before it was over. I’m not even sure what’s really happening at times, especially when Michael and Fausto -seemed- to have been abducted, since he saw rabbits everywhere. It’s really making my head spin. In good ways, of course. There’s a place for comfortable predictability, and it’s not with this book and it’s a reason I like it so much. It’s also pretty believable. I like how it’s following modern classical views on the UFO mythology.

Can’t wait to read more.

Saucer Country #3

Cover ImageJul 1 | 2012

Writing: Paul Cornell
Art: Ryan kelly
Colour: Giulia Brusco
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Ryan kelly

Alvarado consults with the ufologist, Michael undergoes hypnosis, Harry leaks some stuff to a radio station, and a group of brilliant engineers interested in ufos have a little friendly meeting.

I expected a leak to happen, but not necessarily this quickly. Things are moving steadily along and Alvarado’s life is clearly going to get difficult. Harry struck me as being a close friend to her, so it baffles me why he would do something so potentially devastating for her. He had spoken of wanting to help her and support in previous issues, but this just seems so… jerkfaced. Nice one, Harry. Still, it’s a little difficult for me to swallow. Hopefully a future issue will give me some perspective so it doesn’t feel too contrived.

The Pioneer couple still baffle my mind, and when Michael underwent hypnosis and all the aliens were replaced with rabbits to help him cope better, it really disturbed me. That somehow was worse than seeing the aliens proper.

This other group that came into the picture intrigues me, too. There’ll be some kind of trouble, I think. I’m not sure what, but it just feels like it. too many outside things are starting to learn things and that could be very dangerous for our candidate.

This has been another great issue. It’s been a very thoughtful read as I try and piece things together and predict where it’s going. I can only hope it keeps the quality and consistency. Being three issues in, I’m certain it’ll be just fine.

Another creepy cover, too.

Saucer Country #2

Cover ImageJun 1 | 2012

Writing: Paul Cornell
Art: Ryan kelly
Colour: Giulia Brusco
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Ryan kelly | Sean Gordon Murphey

Arcadia has a chat with her close staff and tells what she knows of her abduction story. Believing aliens are a real threat, it further motivates her to win the presidential election.

Chloe Saunders said it well. Important people don’t get abducted. Her handling of the confession is pretty much how I would handle things in the situation. I’d totally have thought Arcadia to be nuts, to some degree. I wouldn’t deny something awful didn’t happen to her; the mind can do weird things on the subject of trauma, but wow. This could go very well or very badly if any of it gets out.

Our Ufologists role in this is starting to come to light, as well. What exactly he’ll be doing, I don’t know, but he’ll be joining Arcadia’s team. I’m anxious to see the investigations get under way. i want to know what really happened to Arcadia and what this alien plot is.

On another note, the cover really freaked me out. I stared at it for a long time. Thanks Ryan. I’m going to have nightmares tonight.

This book is shaping up well. This issue was more interesting than the last and I hope it’s leading to a good ending, since I discovered it was cancelled. I worry it’ll just stop or wrap up poorly. Still, I shall be pressing onward so long as I’m entertained.

 

Saucer Country #1

Cover Image

May 2012 | Vertigo

Writing: Paul Cornell
Art: Ryan kelly
Colour: Giulia Brusco
Letters: Sal Cipriano
Cover: Ryan kelly | Sean Gordon Murphey

Arcadia Alvarado is the Governor of New Mexico and throwing her name out as a presidential candidate while recovering memories of an alien abduction. 

I’m a big fan of classical aliens and being honest, they terrify me. This book grabbed me quickly the way Arcadia gradually realises she’s an abductee. A few things that happened in the book gave me chills. I didn’t know anything about it when I first picked up, so it was surprising to see that it’s aliens mixed with politics. I’m curious to see how everything will play out.

I’ve no idea what to make of the other story contained within, the university guy that sees and talks to weird star people? I have a feeling it will end up being really good. Weird is a genre I very much like. Still, it was like a brick to my face. I sat there staring at the page when he was under review and staring down at these little people that told him to tell the board he wasn’t crazy. WTF.

As I understand, this is an ongoing series that I’m 13 issues behind on. A TPB or two is in my immediate future; I want more of this.  It’s really good and that cliffhanger left me with lots of questions. I’m dying for answers.

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