As a Mexican-American divorced woman, presidential candidate and current governor of New Mexico Arcadia Alvarado has already had her share of obstacles to overcome in her race to the White House. Adding “victim of an alien abduction” to that list would seem like career suicide. Her campaign advisers agree: they want her to keep what happened to herself. But the flashbacks and horrifying dreams won’t let her, and she knows that becoming President is the only chance she’ll have of uncovering the truth.
Written by Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly, Saucer Country is a new monthly comic book that captures a tone that’s somewhere between The X-Files and The West Wing. If you like conspiracy stories, politics and stories of alien encounters, then you’ll love Saucer Country. Alvarado is a compelling character dealing with an experience that has completely turned her life upside down in the middle of what is probably the most challenging period in her life. None of the assumptions she has based her career on hold true anymore, and now she’s having to question everything.
Issue three was just released, but if you’re quick and lucky you can grab the first two as well at your favorite local comic shop.