Thursday, June 20, 2013

The X-Files Season 10: Issue #1 Review

Since Buffy started a trend with continuing after cancellation, there have been many TV shows that have been discussed as a continuation. The X-Files was the one that had me most excited.

Now, I'll be honest with you all. I don't buy comics. I buy the occasional collection, but I think it's costly and I'm not really one to re-read things like that. But as long as this series runs, I'll be making an exception.

As soon as I possibly could, I ran out to one of the local comic shops and picked this up. A best seller (So I was told), they only had two copies left. I picked one up, paid my $4ish and drove home to read it.

Fair warning to all, there will be spoilers on every review.

My review of The X-Files Season 10: Issue #1

First off, the art is just beautiful. The characters actually look like the actors and it's just a thing of beauty. That alone is a reason to pick this up.

There are two places this really could have picked up. It could have been almost right after Season 9 or after I Want To Believe. It's a little confusing I guess, as Mulder and Scully were pardoned by the FBI in I Want To Believe (Which was ridiculous, but I won't rant here), so why have witness protection identities? Unless they were so discontent being Fox Mulder and Dana Scully. But for the sake of it all, this takes place after I Want To Believe, as that is what all the sources are saying. The biggest reason that this doesn't make sense is that Dana refers to William as a baby. William, at this point would have just celebrated his 12th birthday last month. Sorry Scully, he ain't no baby!

I'm not really a fan of flashforwards. Showing the tail end of something at the beginning is stupid and confusing in some cases. This one, just seems out of place. I didn't love it. I did however, love the concept of someone hacking the FBI files and that it seems like they were looking just for The X-Files data. This leads me to believe that characters like Agent John Doggett and Agent Monica Reyes will be returning in these comics at some point.

Introducing a new group of villains, one who kind of paralyzes you and infiltrates your brain. That's interesting, I look forward to seeing how this pans out. 

Reintroducing Assistant Director (Now Deputy Director) Walter Skinner back into the fray so quickly means you obviously know that I love that character more than most. I cheered when he showed up in I Want To Believe. The Skinman is glorious. You all know it!

There is very little progression in this, it would make up about fifteen minutes of an actual episode, but you can't expect too much from it so quickly. Overall, I was very pleased with most everything (Make Mulder less funny!). Not to mention how the last page showed part of the cover for issue 2, which contains The Lone Gunmen (In some capacity)!

You bring back those characters (As we all know those coffins weren't accurate sizes!) and I will be eternally grateful and give you 5 star reviews on all your products. Please and thank you.

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