REVIEW: The X-Files Season 10, Volume 1
|REVIEW: The X-Files Season 10, Volume 1|
It has been 12 years since Mulder and Scully last graced out television screens on the series finale of The X-Files. It has been 6 years since our favorite FBI agents graced the big screen in The X-Files: I Want To Believe.
Last year, IDW Publishing made lots of X-Philes happy when they announced they would be continuing the story of Agent Fox Mulder and Agent Dana Scully by releasing a comic book series titled The X-Files Season 10. They enlisted series creator Chris Carter to oversee the project and hired Joe Harris to write. The result has been a spectacular hit. The comic book picks up where the series and movies left off and with Chris Carter executive producing the comic book, the stories are X-Files cannon.
IDW Publishing has released The X-Files Season 10, Volume 1 collecting the first 5 issues of the comic book series and it is absolutely phenomenal.
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The X-Files Season 10, Volume 1 opens up with issue 1 of The X-Files Season 10 comic book series. Immediately, writer Joe Harris throws us into the familiar world we’ve known for many many years.
The 5 part story, Believers, picks up 12 years after the show ended and we find that Mulder and Scully have been living together under aliases in Virginia. Deputy Director Walter Skinner arrives to warn the two that the FBI network – particularly The X-Files – has been compromised. It seems, whoever did it is coming for Scully.
Joe Harris had a huge task to bring the beloved characters (and the mythology that was constructed over 9 seasons and 2 movies) back for The X-Files fans. he does not disappoint. In fact, I would argue that unless Chris Carter himself were writing each and every issue, there is no better pick for The X-Files Season 10 comic books than Harris. He knows the X-Files universe intimately enough that it’s like you are very much watching a classic episode of The X-Files TV show. That is a monumental task that he tackles with ease each month. He made the five issue arc feel as it were truly a double length season opener of the TV series and that is a very good thing. Harris brings in characters we love and love to hate – including ones who we thought were gone forever. He also seamlessly brings in the overarching mythology into the series.
The artwork is great in The X-Files Season 10, Volume 1. The art is done by Michael Walsh and does a decent enough job of conveying the eerieness of The X-Files Universe. While it is not photo realistic, it isn’t mean to be. The beauty isn’t found in just the art, it’s in the overall package.
Overall, The X-Files Season 10, Volume 1 could not be a better package. It delves us right back into the world we love and never looks back. You never ever feel as if this is some cheap cash-in or knock off. It feels, and was designed, to continue the stories of Mulder and Scully. IDW Publishing and especially Joe Harris, should take a bow at what they’ve accomplished. We are so very excited for more!