Comic book Spotlight: The X-Files Comic Books
Season 10 of the IDW X-Files comic comes to an end in July with issue #25 and in August we begin season 11. Now a recent interview with writer Joe Harris who still calls IDW book in continuity will be affected by the upcoming Fox mini series on tv. How this will all work out I am not sure. I can only assume that the comic will be directly affected but the show will not have any connection to the comic book, such is the way with this type of media.
I love the comic book from IDW. They have really given us a great story over the last four volumes the Year Zero and the Lone Gunman Transformers,Ghostbusters,Crow,Ninja Turtles crossover.
There are four volumes out from IDW in the main arc as well as they are wrapping up a Millennium comic. Frank Black guest starred on the X-files to wrap up his dangling plot threads from his cancelled show and he appears in one issue of vol 3 to assist Mulder. Agent Doggett and Reyes return in the comic and are kidnapped and a long running plot has the agents looking for their friends. Skinner and the Smoking Man return. THe Lone gunman are revealed to be alive and living below their graves in Arlington National Cemetery.
The Fluke man returns with an army of Fluke like beings and we even drag William the son of Scully and Mulder into the story. Nothing is retconned out it’s all here. It does not seem as though Mulder are Scully are still together like they were in I want to Believe the 2008 movies that failed to revive the series. Now 8 years later in 2016 it returns as a mini series. Last year Fox did the same with 24 and it was a huge hit.
IDW has also been reprinting the original X-Files comics that came out from Topps back in the 1990s. Topps series ran for 41 issues. (Tops during much of the 90s had comics for Jurassic Park, Mars Attacks, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Jason goes to Hell just to name a few.) The comic was a huge hit at a time comics were about to crash and burn like the Roswell UFO.
Charles Aldred Artist on The Walking Dead 7-current was the artist on the book at the start. Sci-fi writer Kevin J Anderson also wrote several issues as well as Novels for that series. It didn’t affect the tv show but the comic did pick up plot from the show.
The first volume of IDW series was so gripping I could not put it down and when a new volume comes out every few months its the number 1 comic collection I look forward too. If your a fan of the X-Files you can’t go wrong with this series. Joe Harris and his team of artist like Michael Walsh and Matthew Dow Smith and more do a great job of bring the X-Files back to life. Lets hope in January the Fox show can do the same.