(pb; 1999: three-issue comic book series. Loosely connected sequel to Kelley Jones' The Hammer: Uncle Alex)
WARNING: possible spoilers in this review.
The plot: Alaric Malleus (a.k.a. "The Hammer"), with the help of a legal researcher (Russell Boone), hunts an alien creature who's on a killing spree. Clark, the aforementioned alien, it turns out, isn't nearly as bad or terrifying as the three cruel wizards who had held him prisoner, or - even worse - the demonic being they mean to resurrect (Zahak, making a series return).
The Outsider has all the humor, ickiness and pulp-horror charm of the previous Hammer stories. If you have liked Jones's Hammer work thus far, chances are that you'll enjoy this three-issue miniseries.