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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.


Cuban cigar-filled spoilers below!


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!


Heavy spoilers after the jump!


S10#18: The Lowdown

Monica & John returns to the title characters, Reyes & Doggett, after their fate was left undecided in #2 and #3 of Believers — an issue short on events but probably setting the stage for future developments. We also see the Acolytes again, and get a firm idea of how much time has passed since Season 10 started.


More after the jump.


S10#16-17: The Lowdown

Surrounded by mytharc-related story arcs Pilgrims and Monica & John is the two-part Immaculate. This story dells into more spiritual-religious themes, with angels, demons and the Church, echoing such episodes as 3X11: Revelations, 5X17: All Souls and 7X09: Signs and Wonders. And just when I thought that Season 10 would get its second purely new stand-alone story, the only other being #9: Chitter, Immaculate evolves into a Ten Thirteen cross-over and a teaser for a new IDW series coming in just a couple of months! More after the jump, including the vindication of a long-standing fan campaign!



S10#15: The Lowdown

The “Pilgrims” arc comes to a conclusion with this issue and sheds some light to the events that unfolded in all the previous issues — but also poses some really big stakes and questions for the future of this new mythology. We don’t know how long Season 10 will last, but Joe Harris has managed to build something that makes it for a hardcore fan of the original series a joy to unravel, and there’s enough hinted at here that would support material for years’ worth of issues to come!…


Lowdowns for #11, #12, #13, #14. Heavy spoilers after the jump.


S10#14: The Lowdown

In the penultimate issue of the “Pilgrims” arc, more answers and more questions on the ongoing season 10 mythology! Previous issues lowdowns: #11, #12, #13.


Congratulations to colorist Jordie Bellaire for her recent Eisner Award! In this issue she tops herself, with the whitewashed flashbacks and the black dialogue boxes for when it’s the Black Oil talking.