What's the Difference between Resident Alien the Comic Book and Resident Alien the TV Show?

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Resident Alien

Released: 2012
Publisher: Peter Hogan and Steve Parkhouse

Resident Alien

Released: 2021
Creator: Chris Sheridan
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Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel
Dr. Harry Vanderspeigel
Portrayed by: Alan Tudyk
Asta Twelvetrees
Asta Twelvetrees
Portrayed by: Sara Tomko
Sheriff Mike
Mike Thompson
Portrayed by: Corey Reynolds
Dan Twelvetrees
Dan Twelvetrees
Portrayed by: Gary Farmer
Mayor Cuthbert C. Hawthorne
Mayor Ben Hawthorne
Portrayed by: Levi Fiehler
This Character does not appear.
D'arcy Morin
Portrayed by: Alice Wetterlund
This Character does not appear.
Max Hawthorn
Portrayed by: Judah Prehn
Un-named Government Official
General McCallister
Portrayed by: Linda Hamilton
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   Setting is Patience Washington. It is a standard fish out of water drama. First issue; Welcome to Earth. Setting is Patience Colorado. Much more humorous than the comic. Season One.
   Harry's benign mission was to retrieve/destroy a probe sent by his home planet. He destroyed the probe but while attempting to return home he was shot at by a Chinese or American jet over the Pacific Ocean and crashed in the Utah desert. He sent a distress signal but does not know if it was received. Harry did not intend to land on Earth, only to launch a probe. But lightening struck his ship and he crashed near Patience. His mission is to prepare to destroy the Earth's human population.
   Harry seems to be of average human height and build. He is able to project the appearance of a human male to hide his “little green man” appearance. The alien's original appearance is that of over seven feet tall with tripod like feet. He emulates the approximate height and shape of the first human he comes into contact with (Dr. Harry Vanderspeigle) then is able to further disguise himself by projecting the appearance of the original Harry to humans.
   The alien assumes the identity of Dr. Vanderspeigle after months in the USA. He never kills anyone while learning to act human. The alien enters Dr. Vanderspeigle's cabin by the lake immediately after his ship crashes. The human Doctor attacks the alien out of fear and is then killed during a brief fight when the alien defends himself. The human Harry falls through the ice and drowns.
   The alien obtains food and other items from a nearby city; he disables cameras and security alarms with a small device he carries to keep from being caught. He steals from an ATM, a photo of him stealing from the ATM eventually reaches the "men in black" group that is searching for him. He learns to speak English and learn local customs by reading books (mostly murder mysteries) and watching DVD's for the next three years. The alien learns to act and speak as a human while isolated in Dr. Vanderspeigle's cabin by watching TV (Law and Order) and reading books for four months.
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