Just so you know… these aliens are not going to be main characters who we’ll see a lot (although I permit myself to deviate on plans later on). Their existence and actions will remain as an important part of the story, but the heroes will be Emily and the crew she travels with. I’m writing this because I understand this is a VERY long intro lead-up, and so I just didn’t want you to think it was all going to be callous house-crushing.
Mind you: I LOVE a very long intro lead-up. But in webcomic 4-strip-per-week form, the pace I imagine can get maddening.