Admit it. You still want to believe. That's good because coming June 2013, you'll have a chance to do so with Mulder and Scully once more. IDW Publishing has partnered with Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products to bring The X-Files back to comics. The plan is to release both new comics as well as reprints of the previous titles originally published by Topps and Wildstorm. The X-Files have been out of the funny book market since the 2009 crossover with 30 Days of Night, another IDW property.
“The X-Files is a classic property that helped redefine fans’ expectations for the science-fiction and horror genres,” said IDW’s President/Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein. “The possibilities for new comic stories are virtually unlimited!”
“The fans of The X-Files have remained loyal to the series since its conclusion. What better way to continue the show’s legacy and give back to them than through new stories in a different medium,” said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. “IDW has worked with a number of our Fox properties, and we know they’re going to do great things with these iconic characters.”
“Few shows have captured the zeitgeist and fans’ imaginations like The X-Files, and fewer shows still have left people hungry for more in the way this one did,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “Our new series will be picking up where the second film left off, which will hopefully be as exciting for fans to read as it is for us to develop.”
No word yet on the creative team for the new comic, but we'll update you when we get some more details. I have a feeling this press release was pushed through after Bleeding Cool leaked the story the other day.
What do you think of Mulder and Scully's return to comics? Will we finally get some answers to some questions that have lingered from the show's run?
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