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While David Duchovny has been hinting at a third X-Files film for some time, fans that want to believe will have their chance to read the continuing story of Special Agents Mulder and Scully. IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced that X-Files will be continued with Season 10 in comics this June. The project will be executive produced by X-Files creator Chris Carter.
The X-Files: Season 10 will be written by Joe Harris with artwork from Michael Walsh and colorist Jordie Bellaire. As this is an IDW release, there will be multiple covers. This time you can expect them from Dave Johnson, Joe Corroney, and Carlos Valenzuela. Classic photo image covers featuring Mulder and Scully will be available too.
“It was already an incredibly exciting prospect to tell stories set after the second The X-Files movie, especially after Joe Harris worked up such a great plan in that regard,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. “But my excitement level went off the charts after a meeting with Chris Carter, where he agreed to come aboard and executive produce our Season 10. In much the same way Joss Whedon steered our Angel: After the Fall series, Chris has graciously returned to do the same here. What do The X-Files look like in this increasingly paranoid and untrusting post-Wikileaks era? Well, they look like canon to me… and come June, the rest of the world will be able to see it for themselves, too.”
The first arc, entitled "Believers," will serve to get fans caught up on Dana Scully and Fox Mulder who are living normal lives together under secret identities. This changes when an old friend shows up, threatening to expose them. It's then that Mulder and Scully learn that someone is targeting everyone involved with the X-Files.
The first issue of The X-Files: Season 10 will be available at your local comic shop and favorite digital device on June 19th, 2013.
Continuing a TV series in comics has been all the rage lately with Buffy the Vampire Slayer being the most successful one of the bunch. I believe that The X-Files will be as successful if Chris Carter is really as involved as Chris Ryall says he is. He mentions how Joss Whedon worked with them for the Angel: After the Fall series, but that book made no damn sense. It was clear that Whedon was focused on the Buffy book and Angel was an afterthought. If Carter helps guide the ship, this will be a welcome addition to the X-Files canon.
What do you think of The X-Files continuing on in comic book form? What unanswered question do you want answered the most?