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IDW Comics checklist

Season 10
#1-5: Believers | Lowdown 1 2 3 4 5
#6-7: Hosts | Lowdown 6 7
#8: Being for the Benefit of Mr. X | Lowdown 8
#9: Chitter | Lowdown 9
#10: More Musings of the Cigarette-Smoking Man | Lowdown 10
#11-15: Pilgrims | Lowdown 11 12 13 14 15
#16-17: Immaculate | Lowdown 16 & 17
#18: Monica & John | Lowdown 18
#19-20: G-23 | Lowdown 19 & 20
#21-25: Elders | Lowdown 21 & 22 23 & 24 25
Other
Conspiracy: 6 issues. The Lone Gunmen cross-over with Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Ghostbusters, The Crow (!)
Annual 2014: April 2014. 2 stories.
Year Zero: 5 issues, July-November 2014. Present-day X-Files and flashback to 1940s.
X-Files X-Mas Special: December 2014. Features both present-day and 1940s agents from Year Zero.
MillenniuM: 5 issues, January-May 2015 | Lowdown 1 2 3 4 5

S10#25: The Lowdown

And so with this double issue (i.e. 40 pages) the Elders arc, and Season 10, with it comes to an end. As what befits a season ender, we have in the program: explosions, levitating supermen, more explosions, twists, and sudden cliffhanger!

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Heavy spoilers after the jump.

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S10 #23 & 24: The Lowdown

With issues 23 and 24 the Elders arc continues and heads towards the double-length final issue 25. The story takes some really unexpected directions and alliances and agendas are still far from being clear.

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Cuban cigar-filled spoilers below!

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S10 #21 & #22: The Lowdown

After “Believers” and “Pilgrims“, “Elders” is the third big mythology arc of Season 10 that comes to wrap two years of complex developments in the pages of this comic. At the beginning of this project, Joe Harris had mentioned that he had plans already for two years’ worth of material, i.e. 25 issues with the 5-issue volume structure set up with IDW. IDW probably found the idea attractive to have the number of comics issues mimicking a 22-24 episode television season. And so with Season 11 already in the works, we enter the last story arc of this season knowing that — as ever in the X-Files — we will get some answers but we will be left with questions!

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Heavy spoilers after the jump!

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The X-Files return!

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Dana Walden and Gary Newman, Chairmen and CEOs of Fox Television Group, announce:

“THE X-FILES” RETURNS TO FOX

The gist of it:

  • Chris Carter back as Creator, Executive Producer
  • David Duchovny & Gillian Anderson back as Fox Mulder & Dana Scully
  • Format: Limited-run television series
  • 6 hour-long episodes
  • Produced by 20th Century Fox Television and Ten Thirteen Productions
  • Production starts in Summer 2015
  • Release date unknown — a month ago I would have said 2016 but this is going very fast, perhaps even before the end of 2015!

The previous EatTheCorn article.

The Official Site is back.

The quotes:

“I think of it as a 13-year commercial break,” said Carter. “The good news is the world has only gotten that much stranger, a perfect time to tell these six stories.

“We had the privilege of working with Chris on all nine seasons of THE X-FILES – one of the most rewarding creative experiences of our careers – and we couldn’t be more excited to explore that incredible world with him again,” remarked Newman and Walden. “THE X-FILES was not only a seminal show for both the studio and the network, it was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture – yet remained a true gem for the legions of fans who embraced it from the beginning. Few shows on television have drawn such dedicated fans as THE X-FILES, and we’re ecstatic to give them the next thrilling chapter of Mulder and Scully they’ve been waiting for.”

“XF3″ is no more, but the Revival is happening! More thoughts soon.

Also, after Season 10 wrapping in June, the IDW comics will be continuing with a Season 11 starting in August!

 

 

 

 

S10#19-20: The Lowdown

The X-Files goes on a drug-induced psychedelic journey in the two-issue “G-23” — a half-serious half-crazy trip before things get very real with the five-issue conclusion to Season 10, “Elders“.

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MM #1: The Lowdown

Frank Black is back! The “Carter-verse” in comics form expands with the start of a 5-issue story reviving MillenniuM, January to May 2015 — with IDW promising that if it goes well more MillenniuM comics could see the light of day.

The MillenniuM comic was a certainty once we saw Frank Black pop up in the X-Files world in #16-17 of Season 10: Immaculate. After The X-Files and the Lone Gunmen, IDW continues to exploit what Ten Thirteen properties have to offer. Given the low cost of producing comics compared to a live show and given MillenniuM’s cult following, once X-Files got started in comics it was a no-brainer to do a MillenniuM comics as well. So this is less of a surprise compared to the launch of Season 10, and I won’t go about the different aspects of the monthly comic book format that are new and at times frustrating to the TV show fan, notably the 22 page limitation (see the Lowdown for XF S10#1).

However, MillenniuM was a very different beast from The X-Files and it was not necessarily a given that both series should be handled by the same person. Joe Harris proves an impressive versatility in managing to give this comic its own voice, while continuing to intertwine this present-day continuation with the past mythos of both series.

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We have not seen Frank since the New Year of 2000, a long 15 years! This 5-issue arc further joins the worlds of the two series together, essentially using Mulder as the reader’s entrance into the world of Frank. Mulder will be more of a guest star rather than a main character in the rest of the arc, but this was the opportunity to enjoy another discussion between the two and an excellent cover by menton3 featuring both heroes (à la True Detective!). Harris cleverly digs up a story thread from the very pilot of XF that never got explored during the series’ entire run and gives it a MM twist, making the two series siblings separated at birth.

More after the jump.

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