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This one is for those who still want to believe…

Seven issues in and The X-Files Season 10 is looking to be one of the best extensions of a TV series ever to make it to comic book form.  Like the successful Buffy the Vampire Slayer Seasons 8 and 9, IDW Publishing’s The X-Files Season 10 knows all the elements that made the original series loved by fans and it has carried those elements forward to make readers feel like Fox Mulder and Dana Scully never left.  And everyone else you loved from the show has returned: Agents Doggett and Reyes, The Lone Gunmen, Assistant Director Skinner, and The Smoking Man all have been re-introduced in Season 10.

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Ex-FBI agents Mulder and Scully are married and living under assumed names.  Skinner returns to let them know that an FBI database was hacked and the X-Files may have been part of the hack.  Then agents start dropping like flies, and Scully and Doggett are missing.   Who is Mulder going to turn to?  How about The Lone Gunmen?  New conspiracies, yet familiar dialogue doesn’t miss a beat in re-creating each character, thanks to writer Joe Harris.  And it helps that Michael Walsh’s renderings of the key characters matches the actors that originally made them famous.  Walsh’s style and mood are exactly what an X-Files comic needs, and Harris really gets the playful Mulder banter with Scully just right.

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If you have the licenses to Transformers, Ghostbusters, The Crow, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The X-Files, and you’re the publisher that has had the Mars Attacks aliens crossover with every property under the sun from Popeye to KISS, then the future is probably inevitable.  Mulder and Scully and The Lone Gunmen–why not have them pursue these strange oddities in the world of pop culture and sci-fi?

Under the banner The X-Files: Conspiracy, IDW Publishing has announced a volley of crossover one-shots beginning with a January 2014 release, spinning out of their successful The X-Files: Season Ten monthly comic book series.  First up, The X-Files: Conspiracy, Issue #1 will set up the story arc, as Mulder and Scully pursue the threat of a virus that may spread across the country into a plague if they cannot stop it.

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Next, with The X-Files: Conspiracy – Ghostbusters, The Lone Gunmen begin their pursuit of strange turtles in the sewers, an ominous vengeful spirit, and strange robots, first by tracking down the famous paranormal ghost squad.  Are the Ghostbusters for real, or are they frauds bilking innocent people out of their money?

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