Well, would it come as a huge surprise to you if we told you I massively nerd out about anything to do with the X-Files? Seriously, I had the posters, the novelizations, the action figures, the Barbie dolls– I was in DEEP into the cult of Chris Carter. Thus, when cruising the latest reads on NetGalley, my heart literally skipped a beat when I saw that IDW Comics and Chris Carter had combined powers to launch “The X-Files: Season 10” in comic book form. HOW DID I NOT KNOW ABOUT THIS EARLIER?!
Writer Joe Harris and illustrator Michael Walsh are the creative forces behind each episode which nicely tie back into the series’ original mythology. Mulder and Scully, who have disappeared into suburban anonymity, find themselves pulled back into the world of the X-Files they are forced out of retirement to get to the bottom of a new conspiracy. While I would much rather see a live action version of a Season 10, this is the next best thing. From the characterizations to the clever dialogue, it felt like catching up with old friends (AD Skinner! The Lone Gunmen! The CSM!), and we have already pre-ordered the compendium of all of the issues comprising Season 10 which ships in December. Though I wouldn’t necessarily consider myself a hardcore comic book fan, I really enjoyed the experience and will definitely be keeping an eye out for future X-Files episode issues!
(Note: For those folks that still can’t figure out what the heck happened in Seasons 8 and 9 mythology wise, don’t worry– you’ll find Season 10 easy to pick up! Shippers will also be pleased… )
xo The Book Bird
Disclaimer: A copy of The X-Files Season 10 Episode 1 was provided by the publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review.