COMICS: New X-FILES Series On The Way From IDW

COMICS: New X-FILES Series On The Way From IDW

IDW has announce that they have a new X-Files comic series in the works, which will continue the exploits of Fox Mulder and Dana Skully (presumably) after the disappointing second movie, I Want To Believe. Click on for details and a promo image.

It seems the badly received I Want To Believe didn't completely nail the coffin shut on The X-Files, as we had reports of a new movie coming in a while back (though no word since), and now IDW are launching a new comic series. No confirmation if it will be set in continuity with the previous movies, or who will be on writing/art duties, but we do have the following promo image and a press release from IDW.

"San Diego, CA (January 28, 2013) – IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products are thrilled to announce a partnership to publish an exciting series of works based on the legendary series, THE X-FILES. IDW’s publishing plan includes reprinting collections of the classic issues published intermittently from 1995 through 2009, as well as creating brand-new X-FILES comics to launch in June 2013.

Over two movies and two hundred television episodes, THE X-FILES, is a juggernaut of science fiction-tinged intrigue, unique characters and carefully constructed stories. The show’s popularity raged into the comic world, seeing successful series mounted by publishers Topps and Wildstorm. Despite this, new publishing has not been available since 2009’s joint Wildstorm/IDW crossover – 30 Days of Night/The X-Files – leaving fans without a venue for the continuing sequential adventures of Mulder and Scully… until now.

“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.”

In 2013, fans of THE X-FILES will want to believe in new comics from IDW Publishing! The home of successful kindred series like 30 Days of Night, Doctor Who, and Locke & Key, to name a few, IDW is excited to bring the enduring legacy of THE X-FILES back to comics.

“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.”

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Filed Under "Comics" 1/28/2013 Source: Via MTV Geek
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OrsonRandall - 1/28/2013, 8:44 AM
Mulder in a not to convincing Bond pose.
Nick56 - 1/28/2013, 8:46 AM
[frick] im excited!
AaronianKenrod - 1/28/2013, 8:54 AM
They could've wrapped up the invasion plot with a film last year...but no :(
RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/28/2013, 9:17 AM
Yawn. You couldn't find a bigger X-Files fan than me 15 years ago, but just let the show stay dead. Nobody wanted X-Files comics then, why bother now?
ComicFan523 - 1/28/2013, 10:18 AM
Sounds good, maybe I'll give it a read. I liked the second movie, although I think it seemed more like an episode of Millennium than The X Files. I think a lot of fans weren't happy that it didn't address the alien invasion storyline, although Chris Carter and the rest of the producers said from the get-go that the second movie would be a stand-alone, monster of the week story. I'm still hoping for a third movie, but I'd settle for a direct to DVD movie or miniseries. Anything that'll finish up the alien invasion story.
subzero1077 - 1/28/2013, 11:18 AM
Bring it!
DeadpoolVSPunisher - 1/28/2013, 11:22 AM
Scully is supposed to carry a Sig Sauer. :(
RexDartEskimoSpy - 1/28/2013, 1:06 PM
She's also like 10 inches shorter than Mulder. Remember when shot him in the shoulder? Good times. Keep them buried. Exhumed corpses smell terrible.

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