I'm not crazy about Demon Knights or the new Stormwatch, but this is a return to form for Cornell, with the same kind of satirical wit that made Wisdom and Captain Britain work so well. This isn't exactly the first time that extraterrestrial has become a carnival mirror for immigration anxieties, religious belief, or traumatic experience, but I like the way that Cornell makes these layers impossible to pull apart. So far, no plot thread is without an unreliable and potentially unstable protagonist. If this goes where I hope it's going, then maybe we'll have a story about how tricky it is to stay sane about public issues when personal experience is so opaque and irrational.
I didn't enjoy it. I've been anxiously awaiting this series since it was first announced, but that was before I realized that Cornell also writes Demon Knights, which I thought was terrible. Still, I decided to give him a second chance with Saucer Country (mostly because I love The X-Files). Maybe it was just because it was a first issue, but it felt really all over the place in a way that didn't fit together. It jumped around a lot, which isn't always a bad thing, but it did make the issue feel a bit disjointed. The ending sort of fizzled for me, as well. The revelation felt less like a revelation and more like an "Oh hey, I just realized that I left my keys in my car" moment.
Hey, I'm in with the well-maybe crowd. Did have perhaps too-high hopes for the first issue. Enough there certainly to stick around for the next couple of issues. Funny, hadn't made the Ex Mach connection, but sure enough, the elements that made Ex Machina so engaging for me are the same (promise of) elements supporting Saucer. So-- cool; le's see.
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This was just ok. I haven't been excited about Cornell's work in a long minute. But I figured w/ a Vertigo title, I would give it a go. It wasn't bad; however, I'm not goiong to be picking it up regularly. There was nothing that jumped out at me. Maybe it's too early; yet, if you want to catch readers, you need to go for the jugular that first issue. For example, I thought BKV did a great job in Saga, which also came out this week. Overall, just a lack of punch. 2/5.
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Wow, I'm surprised that I'm in the minority here but I really, really enjoyed this. Beautiful art from Ryan Kelly and a story that has me eager to find out more about these characters and this story. What else could you want from a first issue?
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I loved this issue
I didn't care for demon knights at first, but I stuck around and I'm glad I did because it's turning into something pretty great
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Couldn't agree more about the last page reveal. The dialogue didn't feel natural to me either and I'm being really nice by not saying anything more about it.
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Well, that was...bizarre. I can't say that I'm not intrigued by the premise, characters, etc. I'll definitely be picking up the first TPB and decide from there if it's a title I would like to continue reading.
Just read it! And Saucer Country #1 was very interesting and layered. I like it, and I'll definitely pick up #2 sometime this week.