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It was only this past January when IDW Publishing announced that it would be producing a new line of X-Files comics. It had been almost five years since the release of Wildstorm's seven-issue series in 2008 and three years since their collaboration with IDW to produce the 30 Days of Night crossover. With a new series of post-I Want to Believe comics, it was time for the return of Mulder and Scully.
Then March came around and news broke that Chris Carter himself would be taking part in the new series. He took on the role of executive producer--after all, he is the god of The X-Files universe.
Slowly but surely, cover artwork and synopses started coming out. We sat down with Cover Artist Carlos Valenzuela and got a look at some of his amazing artwork. And here we are, day of the release of The X-Files: Season 10.
After sitting down to read Issue #1, here's what we at XFN think.
(This contains is a synopsis, so if you haven't read the issue yet, you will be spoiled.)
Issue #1 of IDW Publishing's The X-Files: Season 10 releases tomorrow! After months of waiting, it is finally here. So what can you expect when you open up those pages tomorrow? Well you can take a peek in the preview pages below. We think you'll enjoy it; we certainly did.
The last time we saw Mulder and Scully, they were in the middle of a tropical ocean, as far away from the darkness as they could get. Well the darkness has returned. Picking up after I Want to Believe, we catch up with our two favorite heros just in time to see them dive into another dark conspiracy. What unravels in the first issue of the "Believers" arc touches on some very important history from The X-Files. After all, the mythology never reached its prophesied conclusion.
What is this "deadly mystery" that writer Joe Harris spoke about? Who is after Mulder and Scully now? Well, in true X-Files fashion, the Truth is out there. However, we are very excited about what we've seen so far. The story line certainly feels like something from The X-Files.
The issues introduced that this series will explore are really interesting. Remember some of those questions you pondered away at for hours on end or the massive conversations on message boards back in the day? Well, we may start to see some answers--but never all of them because after all, Chris Carter is lurking the shadows somewhere in typical Deep Throat fashion.
There are also some great small details in this issue that harken back to the series and movies. Joe Harris and Michael Walsh show a depth of knowledge for the show that fans will truly appreciate.
The "Believers" storyline stretches into five issues, and then we're off into other explorations of MOTW and Mytharc stories. We highly recommend picking up a copy of Issue #1; it will not disappoint. If you're not sure where to get one, this should help you find the best option.
We will bring you a full review tomorrow, as there is lots to discuss. It may not be clear where these comics will take us, but one thing is for certain: Mulder and Scully are back.
The X-Files: Season 10 hits stands tomorrow, June 19th.
This year is the year of The X-Files. Many appearances, interviews and celebrations have been set up to celebrate our favorite show. And what’s best than a brief conversation with the father of it all, Mr. Chris Carter himself?
A couple of months ago, we approached him on the eve of many an event planned to honor the 20th anniversary of the show and we were able to ask him a few questions about his experience as the creator of such iconic television show.
Take the jump for the full interview!
There are only 2 more nights of sleep before we can make a run for the comic book store bright and early in the morning to get our copies of the The X-Files: Season 10. And what better way to spend the morning than with fellow X-Files fans and one of the talents behind the new comics.
Artist Michael Walsh will be at Toronto Silver Snail this coming Wednesday June 19th from 10AM onwards to sign copies of Issue #1. XFN will be onsite to cover the event. If you happen to be in the city, stop by to get your signed copy, meet Michael, chat with fellow philes and say hi to XFN. If you are unable to attend, make sure to follow us on Twitter for updates. Information about the event can be found on their Facebook.
We're only a few days out from the release of Issue #1 of The X-Files: Season 10 from IDW Publishing. We've all seen the cover artwork floating around and many of us have read the descriptions for the first few issues.
There is a lot of information out there right now--both about the comics and the people behind them. If you're already a comic fan, you may have this covered. However, if not, here is a collection of everything (and every link) you need to know.