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The Completed Saucer Country

by Paul Cornell & Ryan Kelly

From Syzygy Publishing, the entire Hugo Award-nominated science fiction saga is collected here for the very first time! Complete with a long-awaited brand new concluding chapter by creators Paul Cornell and Ryan Kelly. All the mysteries answered! All the arcs resolved!

Saucer Country is a dark thriller that blends UFO lore and alien abduction with political intrigue, all set in the hauntingly beautiful Southwest. Experience the full story of alien abductee Arcadia Alvarado's campaign to be US President... and her search for the truth of what happened to her, in the comic that suggested there was Russian intervention in US politics way before it was cool!

With guest artists Jimmy Broxton, Goran Suduka, David Lapham, Mirko Colak and Andrea Mutti


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The Completed Saucer Country digital edition

Get the 440 page digital collection of Saucer Country, Saucer State, the prologue from Strange Adven...




The Completed Saucer Country

Get the 440 page softcover collection of Saucer Country, Saucer State, the prologue from Strange Adv...




The Completed Saucer Country Signed with Personalised Note

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The Completed Saucer Country plus the Finale comic

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Saucer Country Finale Digital Edition

Get the story's concluding chapter as a PDF!




Saucer Country Finale comic

Get the story's concluding chapter as a physical comic!




Retailer Bundle - ALL COPIES SIGNED

Get three of the 440 page softcover collections - All copies signed by Paul Cornell!




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Appear in the Finale

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An Evening on Zoom with Paul Cornell

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An Hour on Zoom with Paul Cornell and Chris Ryall

The writer and editor talk about the UFO mythology at the heart of Saucer Country in a small group s...

The Saga

Collected here for the very first time: The Completed Saucer Country contains the entire runs of Vertigo's Saucer Country, IDW's Saucer State and the prologue from Strange Adventures, plus a BRAND NEW CONCLUDING CHAPTER in a bumper-sized 440 page softcover volume!



THEY'RE UP THERE... Meet Arcadia Alvarado, Governor of New Mexico and Presidential hopeful. She's dealing with immigration policy, budget cuts, an alcoholic ex -- and says she was abducted by aliens. She's about to toss her hat into the ring as a candidate for President in the most volatile political climate ever. But then...a lonely road and a nightmarish encounter have left her with terrible, half-glimpsed memories.




With the help of her quirky staff, Arcadia pursues the truth of her abduction through shadowy organizations, hypno-regression therapy and missing Roswell files, and, in a desperate act, she seeks help from a disgraced, Harvard UFOologist who... might not be completely sane. It's a strange road to the White House but Alvarado is determined to get there because she has information that could stop an alien invasion and save the world. 




"Saucer Country is a trip through UFO mythology, a subject I've always been fascinated with. It's a dark, suspenseful, serious thriller with, I hope, some warm, very human characters at the heart of it." - Paul Cornell


Arcadia wins the presidency, and now that she commands the highest office in the country, she is going to use her power to covertly find out how much of her ‘alien abduction’ experience was real. But she will have to act fast as the biggest event in world history begins to unfold around her.
"In Saucer State, we get into the Hollywood history of UFO mythology in the 1970s, take a walk in the New Mexico desert with a dose of philosophy from the ‘machine elves’ -- and there’s a cliffhanger ending. It’s very much about the search for truth in a world of disinformation. And hence the series guest stars Philip K. Dick and Vladimir Putin." - Paul Cornell

The series also features short stand-alone stories besides the main plot. These stories are "true stories" - accounts of people who claim to have been abducted by aliens.


*art for the 1st & 3rd images above by Jimmy Broxton


Finally, here's a sneak peek of page 1 of the finale. We'll be posting updates with new art as it comes in throughout the campaign, so check back often!



Saucer Country Finale written by Paul Cornell, art by Ryan Kelly, colour art by Pippa Bowland, letters by Simon Bowland, design by Dearbhla Kelly. Launch designs by Lizbeth Myles.  


The tweets are starting to pour in from some of Paul & Ryan's peers :)



Paul Cornell is a British writer of science fiction and fantasy prose, comics and television. He's been Hugo Award-nominated for all three media, and has won the BSFA Award for his short fiction, an Eagle Award for his comics, and shares a Writer's Guild Award for his television. He's written Doctor Who for the BBC, Action Comics for DC, and Wolverine for Marvel. He lives in Gloucestershire with his wife and son.


Ryan Kelly is an American comic book artist, known for his work on books such as Lucifer and Local and Saucer Country. In addition to his comics art work he has had various exhibitions of his painted work and has produced illustrations for Time Magazine and Rolling Stone, among others. He lives in Minnesota with 3 children, 1 wife and 1 dog.

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As of the launch of the campaign, all of the material is ready for print except the final chapter, which has been fully scripted. A few pages from the final chapter have been completed and the rest will be worked on throughout the campaign and after. We anticipate the new pages to be finished within a month after the end of the campaign, and are aiming to head to the printers at the very beginning of 2023.


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