Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Truth Is Out There (Again)

Joe Harris “X-Files Season 10 Volume 1” (IDW, 2013)
I don’t know exactly where the trend for cancelled TV shows to continue on in the world of comics started, but the X-Files are the latest show to give it a try.  It’s a great idea actually.  The production costs are lower, availability and aging of the cast doesn’t matter.  But the story can continue for the fans.

That seems to be the crucial thing right there.  Like the rest of these projects, Season 10 is for the fans.  If you aren’t already a fan of the show, just put it down and walk away.  This comic isn’t for you.  On the other hand, if you were a fan, this may just give you a fix you probably didn’t even realize that you were wanting.

This volume is really all about getting the various characters in play, so – in classic X-Files fashion—it’s difficult to tell what really going on here. But Harris is getting ALL FOUR investigators (plus the supporting characters) in play, and that takes some set up.

For someone who has watched all the show and even thinks those final seasons were better than you think (don’t judge me), this was fun fun stuff.  I’m looking forward to seeing where Harris takes our favorite FBI agents.  In a medium where we don’t have to worry about the cost of effects, literally the cosmos are the limit!

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