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X-Files #0

August 8, 2008

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (reviewed on my other blog) has been in theatres for a few weeks now, but it is not the only return of the series. Frank Spotnitz has also written a story for the new X-Files comic book series, scheduled to start in September. The new comic stories will however not continue the story of Mulder and Scully, like the new movie did, but it will tell tales that are situated somewhere between seasons two and five. As I’ve been an X-Phile for a long time, I couldn’t resist when I saw The X-Files #0 on the shelf.

The story is a typical “monster of the week” tale, continuing the show’s habit of leaving several unanswered questions at the end. The artist Brian Denham captures the likeness of Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny quite well and as such it is a delightful read. However I have to admit that this is by far none of the best X-files and therefore I was a bit disappointed. It has the same feel that the show used to have, but I couldn’t help but have a slight déjà-vu while reading it. Still it is good to know that 2008 is the year of the X-Files resurrection ,both on the big screen and on paper and I hope that we will get a lot of good stories from Spotnitz and maybe even some by Chris Carter.

The things I liked about this first issue were the “remake” of the intro segment (see scan below) and the ending, which was very typical for the show. I’m ready to believe once more!

Story                 6

Art                     7

Reread Value    6

Overall rating   6/10

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