Much like Joss Whedon continued Buffy the Vampire Slayer in graphic novel form where the TV series left off, The X-Files creator Chris Carter will return to oversee the continued exploits of FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully in a new comic book series from IDW Publishing. Fans of The X-Files will see the nine series and two movies move forward with The X-Files: Season 10 coming June 19, 2013.
IDW has signed writers Joe Harris, who we raved about here in his Great Pacific series, and Comeback (which we also raved about here) artist Michael Walsh and colorist Jordie Bellaire to document the next phase of The X-Files, with alternate covers to Issue #1 by Dave Johnson, Joe Corroney, and Carlos Valenzuela, as well as photo covers featuring David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson.
The first story arc is titled “Believers” and picks up after the second movie The X-Files: I Want to Believe with Mulder and Scully living anonymously in the suburbs under some kind of cloaked witness protection program. But when key figures tied to The X-Files begin disappearing, they can no longer afford to stay away. IDW hints that many characters from the past will fill the pages of the new series.
IDW has released the covers for the series (above) and they look great. And Carter & Co. aren’t missing a beat by including an appearance in Issue #2 by The Lone Gunmen, who had their own short-lived spinoff TV series.
Look for The X-Files: Season 10 Issue #1 in a comic book store near you June 19, 2013.