Comic Review: Trespasser

Published: February 10th, 2016 – August 10th, 2016
Written by: Justin Ryan
Art by: Kristian Rossi

Alterna Comics, 106 Pages


I have really enjoyed pretty much everything that I’ve picked up from Alterna Comics the last several months.

But this title really caught me off guard. I wasn’t sure what it was about but man, going into it blindly was the right way to go and I’d say that this moves to the top of the heap for me out of the Alterna comics that I have read.

If you’d prefer to also go into this blindly, stop reading now. But I’m really only going to reveal what happens in just the first issue.

The story is about a man and his daughter who live in a cabin deep in the wilderness away from everyone and everything. We do know that something catastrophic happened to the world and that if anyone were to come around, it would probably be for nefarious reasons.

While out one night hunting for food, the father comes across an alien caught in one of his traps. He stops the alien from shooting him and then relaxes it to the point where he can try and help it. He takes the alien back home, even if he is apprehensive about it and gives him a bed and space to heal.

All that happens in the first issue. From that point on, things get really weird and the story goes places I didn’t expect.

I thought the story was nice and dark; it had real human emotion and struggle in it. Even though you don’t spend a lot of time with these characters, you do care about them and their situation.

I thoroughly enjoyed the art and visual tone of this book and it looked great on newsprint and probably wouldn’t have had the same tonal effect had it been printed the same way most modern comics are.

Trespasser is a damn fine comic book miniseries. I don’t hear it being as talked about as some of Alterna’s other books and really, this should be near the top of everyone’s list.

Rating: 9/10
Pairs well with: other Alterna Comics releases, especially the horror and sci-fi titles.