Calling all fans of the X-Files! If you miss Mulder and Scully tearing it up every week, but not hooking up with each other like we all wanted, IDW has some great news for you. The paranormal dynamic duo will return in comic book form starting in June. With a still loyal fan base, IDW is looking to continue their adventures. Here’s what IDW is saying: “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.”
The folks at Fox, the X-Files original home seem pretty excited as well saying: “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.”
No word yet on plots or which familiar characters may be showing up, but my only hope is to see the Cigarette Smoking Man.