Every now and then a video comes along that kicks us right in the chest. This is an enduring reminder of what we love about The X-Files and why so many philes have had a 20-year love affair with this show. Brought to you by snakey973, Fear is How We Fall will inspire you to watch all 9 seasons and both films all over again.
The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 – Part 2 – Ghostbusters continues the storyline started in the premiere of this new series, but with an obvious new guest star in this crossover. For anyone reading “Conspiracy”, I think one of the things you should take into consideration, in my opinion, is that this is the equivalent of having The Lone Gunmen TV show as a comic book series.
Click after the jump for our spoiler filled review.
When The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 – Part 1 and its following companions were announced, I have to admit to being worried. Seriously, I’m being honest here. I know it’s not the first time that the X-Files universe has collided with other franchises or even other shows, but it’s probably the first time that it was lined up to realms that were so different from the universe created by Chris Carter.
And perhaps that’s the thing; aside from the previous Thirty Days of Night crossover, the instances where X-Files had mixed with other “breeds” happened to be events where the other mate was also 1013 property.
Now, don’t get confused; these new issues do not belong in the same universe as The X-Files: Season 10, but that doesn’t mean that they’re not pulling all the stops to dive into the X-Files world in a novel way.
January 15th is the release date for the new set of crossover comics that IDW is about to launch. If you didn’t know, The X-Files universe is about to collide, or mesh if you will, with the Ghostbusters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Crow and Transformers.
The first one is titled “Conspiracy #1” and you’ll have our full review next week, but in the mean time here’s a preview of the first few pages. Warning for some gruesome images included.
Story by: Paul Crilley – Art by: John Stanisci – Colors by: Steven Downer – Letters by: Chris Mowry – Edits by: Denton Tipton
Standard Cover by: Miram Kim – RI Cover by: Joe Corroney (Art) & Brian Miller (Colors) from Hi-Fi Studios – RE Cover Hastings Exclusive by: Carlos Valenzuela – Subscription Exclusive Glow-In-The-Dark Covers by: Andrew Curie (Art) & Steven Downer (Colors)
The X-Files on Blu-ray. Fox has been teasing this one for awhile. Chris Carter spoke about releasing the series in HD at San Diego Comic Con. There was even supposed to be some sort of an announcement from Fox Home Entertainment following the 20th anniversary panel, but yet, the Truth is still out there.
We haven’t seen an official announcement of a release date, but this is about as much of a secret as Mulder and Scully’s feelings for each other were. In season 7. During the “Amor Fati” hallway scene. Fox is certainly working to put The X-Files on blu-ray, and here is the latest scoop.
According to Robert Meyer Burnett on January 7th’s 5by5 Screen Time Podcast, Fox is going back to the film negatives of seasons 1 through 4 and remastering them into the widescreen format. The live podcast is not yet available online, but you can read more about what was said over at The Digital Bits.
Still no official word on when you can add this one to your Amazon shopping list, but The X-Files on blu-ray is coming. Hopefully before the aliens get here.
This coming Wednesday, January 8th 2014, IDW brings us a new issue of The X-Files: Season 10! As someone that has already read the full issue and will be posting a full review early on the 8th, I can tell you that this one is VERY exciting.
The conspiracy oozes out of the pages like a perfectly stuffed cream puff… or, a dissolving shape shifter… Wow, that went weird real fast! But so does this issue. Be prepared for a new ride of secrets and past allies and enemies.
For a preview of the first pages of The X-Files: Season 10 – #8 “Being For The Benefit Of Mr. X”, click here. Be warned of sensitive graphics and themes.
Story: Joe Harris – Art: Michael Walsh – Colors: Jordie Bellaire – Letters: Robbie Robbins – Cover: Carlos Valenzuela (Regular) & Georges Jeanty (Ri) – Publisher: IDW