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Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien is picked up by SyFy

Resident Alien

SyFy has announced the series pickup of Resident Alien, a comedic drama based on the Dark Horse comics series by co-creators Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse. From Universal Content Productions (UCP), in association with Amblin TV and Dark Horse Entertainment, the series was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan.

Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV will also executive produce. David Dobkin executive produced and directed the pilot.

Resident Alien is a twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story that follows a crash-landed alien named Harry (Alan Tudyk) who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?”

Tudyk is joined by series regulars Sara Tomko, Corey Reynolds, Alice Wetterlund, and Levi Fiehler. The series will begin production in Vancouver this summer.

Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien is Picked Up by Syfy as a Pilot

Syfy has announced that Resident Alien, a drama based on the Dark Horse comics series of the same name by co-creators Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse, has been picked up to pilot. From Universal Cable Productions, the series was adapted to television by executive producer Chris Sheridan. Mike Richardson and Keith Goldberg of Dark Horse Entertainment, and Justin Falvey and Darryl Frank of Amblin TV will also executive produce.

Resident Alien is a dark, twisted and comedic fish-out-of-water story that follows a crash-landed alien named Harry who, after taking on the identity of a small-town Colorado doctor, slowly begins to wrestle with the moral dilemma of his secret mission on Earth — ultimately asking the question, “Are human beings worth saving?”

Resident Alien is the first pilot to be picked up off of SYFY’s 2018 development slate. This is the latest comic series to come to the small screen on the channel. Krypton, Happy!, and Wynonna Earp, and Van Helsing have all aired already with Deadly Class in development.

Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse’s Resident Alien Returns

Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse are ready to crack open a new case file as the next chapter of the acclaimed science-fiction/murder mystery takes their curious and compassionate alien detective to New York City!

For years, a stranded alien has hidden in plain sight disguised as Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel in the small town of Patience, Washington where he moonlights as a detective. But when a startling new mystery catches his attention, Harry ditches the quiet Pacific Northwest for the bustle of New York City, accompanied by one of his only human friends—who happens to be a Native American shaman. Prepare for an out-of-this-world thrill ride as this unlikely team takes on their biggest case yet!

Resident Alien: An Alien in New York #1 goes on sale April 11, 2018.

Preview: Resident Alien: The Man with No Name #1

Resident Alien: The Man with No Name #1

Peter Hogan (W), Steve Parkhouse (A, C, Cover)

A stranded alien hides in plain sight, posing as a doctor in Patience, Washington. After he accidentally shows himself to federal investigators who are on his trail, a mysterious arsonist and a stubborn agent arrive in town to heat things up! Peter Hogan (2000 AD, Tom Strong) and Steve Parkhouse (Milkman Murders, Doctor Who) continue their unique, acclaimed science-fiction/murder-mystery series!

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Review: King’s Road #3

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The conclusion to the first King’s Road story arc! On the run after being ambushed by the witch Malicia’s army of monsters, Don and his family search for a secret doorway into the magical land of Avalon. As Malicia moves to put an end to Don’s royal clan, an old family friend comes to the rescue!

It’s fantasy and action from writer Peter Hogan!

In this final issue of the first volume of King’s Road, the battle concludes, but the war has just begun. Even Don’s wife manage to get in a shot quite literally before Malicia flees. Unfortunately that only aggravates her, as things finally start to go right for once. Malicia flees, after the transformed princess sacrifices herself to wound the evil sorceress. The family flees away, seeking help against the usurper.

Despite the limited environment of this issue, the amount of action throughout is drawn with great skill by Staz Johnson. The sheer destruction of the monsters is showcased briefly, but well as the small battle ends. I wont spoil the end, but the unique getaway vehicle for the royal family was an artistic shock.

Story: Peter Hogan Art: Staz Johnson
Story: 9 Art: 8.5 Overall: 8.75 Recommendation: Buy

Dark Horse provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review

Review: King’s Road #2

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Still reeling from the revelation that their family’s from another dimension, Ashley and Tyler get a history lesson on Avalon and the mythical forces there. Stocking up at a local mall for their journey to this strange realm, the family is attacked by a batch of bizarre creatures sent by the evil queen Malicia!

Modern and classic fantasy clash, as the unique, action filled King’s Road continues. This issue helps introduce a good chunk of backstory of how the royal family came to be in Avalon. Writer Peter Hogan also reveals how Avalon got its name.

For a fantasy themed comic, the artwork by Phil Winslade and Staz Johnson is extremely realistic. Despite the classic fantasy elements the artists managed to keep the artwork grounded in reality, or as grounded as they can. The large battle type scene inside the mall, is filled with an atmosphere of chaos as the royal family fights back against the army of Malicia.

Story: Peter Hogan Art: Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson
Story: 9 Art: 9 Overall: 9 Recommendation: Buy

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Review: King’s Road #1

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This 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winsladeand an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team! Artist Staz Johnson and colorist Douglas A. Sirois join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

While slightly confusing at times, King’s Road‘s story is interesting, and complex to say the least. Something about the story reminds me some of Alice in Wonderland, but just on a much larger, and less crazy scale. For the most part the story is told through a mix of flashbacks to Avalon, and the effect of the flashbacks on one particular family who lives in the real world. Of course it goes without saying the family is anything but normal.

While the both worlds are well drawn, the real world is much more prevalent in this issue. Of course there is some creatures from Avalon who have come to the real world seeking the death of the family. Those creatures clearly are meant to stand out in the brightness of the real world, yet blend in to the normal populace of reality. While the magical world is really only seen in flashbacks, they are extremely well down.

Story: Peter Hogan Art: Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson
Story: 8.0 Art: 8.0 Overall: 8.0 Recommendation: Buy

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Preview: King’s Road #1

King’s Road #1

Peter Hogan (W), Phil Winslade, Staz Johnson (A), Staz Johnson (Cover)
On sale February 10, FOC January 18.

Double-sized debut spectacular!

This 48-page special includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade—and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team! Artist Staz Johnson (Judge Dredd) and colorist Douglas A. Sirois (The 7th Sword) join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

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Peter Hogan Delivers King’s Road Miniseries

Moving from the pages of comics’ greatest anthology, Dark Horse Presents, Peter Hogan returns to fantasy to deliver a three-issue miniseries of King’s Road.

Artist Staz Johnson and colorist Douglas Sirois join Hogan to continue this tale of a family on the run from magical, other-dimensional monsters.

They were just your average suburban kids until a nightmare from their father’s hidden past came to hunt them down. Now they must fight the evil forces of the usurping witch Malicia for the right to rule a magical kingdom.

The series kicks off with a forty-eight-page special that includes all King’s Road chapters from Dark Horse Presents by Peter Hogan and Phil Winslade—and an additional issue’s worth of story drawn by the new King’s Road art team!

King’s Road #1 (of 3) is in stores February 10, 2016

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New York Comic Con 2014: Peter Hogan’s Resident Alien Returns for the Sam Hain Mystery!

Acclaimed creators Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse return to their unique science-fiction/murder-mystery series!

Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle is actually a stranded alien explorer hiding out in a sleepy town in the Pacific Northwest. His short time as a doctor in Patience, Washington, has kept him busy solving mysteries, though! With a few successes under his belt, Harry tackles another one after the contents of an old briefcase hint that a murderer could be hiding in town in plain sight—using an alias. Sound familiar?

Resident Alien: The Sam Hain Mystery #0 (the first of a four-part series) is on sale April 29, 2015, from Dark Horse Comics.

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