I missed out on X-Files when it was on the air. I’m not really sure why, I think it was just one of those periods of my life where I didn’t watch much TV. Silly me, I try not to let that happen anymore. I did see the film, which I enjoyed and it’s always been on my list of shows to catch up on. A few months back I started watching it on Netflix and I am, of course, hooked.
So it was with the zeal of the newly converted that I read the first issue in the new X-Files Season 10 comic series. The series takes place after the movie and is being executive produced by X-Files creator Chris Carter. Issue one opens with Dana Scully on the run from pursuers. In the following pages we flashback to earlier that day to see where Mulder and Scully are in their lives since we saw them last.
The couple have landed in the suburbs. Scully is a practicing physician. Mulder seems happy and settled and not looking over his shoulder at all times. At least until an old friend comes to pay a visit and all hell breaks loose. It seems there’s been a break in at the FBI and the X-Files have been compromised.
This all felt very familiar, in a good way, to even me who is not yet a seasoned viewer of the show. Scully and Mulder seem very much themselves even in this new, mellow setting. The set up was brief and the plot established quickly. I was completely enthralled from the very first page.
I enjoyed the Buffy season 8 series initially but I must admit I gave up about halfway through its run. The stories somehow weren’t as captivating after a while but I definitely enjoyed it while I read it. The same may happen with X-Files but for now I’m hooked. It’s a great first issue and an engaging first story arc. I’ll be adding it to the pull list. I realize I may end up spoiled for episodes I haven’t seen yet but I suppose that just means I should step up my viewing schedule to catch up!
X-Files Season 10 #1
Writer: Joe Harris
Artist: Michael Walsh
Cover Artist: Carlos Valenzuela
On Sale June 19, 2013
Diamond Id: APR130303