Mulder and Scully will continue their extraterrestrials in a new The X-Files comic book series.
A third film following 2008s The X-Files: I Want To Believe now seems unlikely, leaving the cult fanbase of the popular Foxprogram without proper closure on the series. However, MSN reports that IDW Publishing is partnering with Twentieth Century FOX Consumer Products to create a brand-new series of comics that resume where the 2008 film left off.
Chris Ryall, IDW’s chief creative officer and editor in chief said:
“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. 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.”
The San Diego-based publisher is the third to release X-Files comics, and plans on re-printing older issues between 1995 and 2009, reports Comic Book Resources. Wildstorm was the last company to hold X-Files comics publishing rights. They closed their doors in 2010.
The X-Files, which starred David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson, aired for nine seasons between 1993 and 2002, though the show’s finale and latest film left many fans with unanswered questions about the show’s mythology. Like Agents Mulder and Scully, many fans are still hungry for the truth, which involves a government conspiracy to cover up an alien plot to colonize our planet.
Other popular TV shows with cult followings have also found a second life through comic books, including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, and Charmed.
Are you excited for X-Files comics?