Mulder and Scully are still out there, searching for the truth, and starting in 2013, you’ll once again be able to follow their adventures and share in the awkward sexual tension the duo brings to the table. Don’t look towards your TV, or even your local movie theater, because the FBI agents are heading back to the world of comic books.
The new slate of X-Files comics will pick up in the aftermath of the Fox series—which ran for nine seasons—and the two theatrical movies, Fight the Future and I Want to Believe. They also plan to reprint the entire back catalog of previous X-Files comics, published between 1995 and 2009.
It seems like every so often we hear rumblings of another X-Files movie, one that invariably fails to materialize. This could fill in the gap for fans hungry for more conspiracy theories, alien hunts, and almost-kisses interrupted by an unexpected bee sting (so close!).
Having never read the comics before, it’s difficult to imagine how you might take to X-Files in comic book form. A huge part of the charm and appeal of the show is the onscreen chemistry between David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson. It’s hard to imagine enjoying the stories as much without that element.
Publisher IDW is already home to a variety of big-name TV/movie tie-ins, like True Blood, Transformers, and the Star Trek Countdown to Darkness comics that recently made news because they may or may not contain spoilers leading up to J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek Into Darkness.