IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced that they are partnering up to publish an exciting series of works based on the legendary series, THE X-FILES. IDW’s publishing plan includes reprinting collections of the classic issues published intermittently from 1995 through 2009, as well as creating brand-new X-FILES comics to launch in June 2013.
Despite this, new publishing has not been available since 2009’s joint Wildstorm/IDW crossover - 30 Days of Night/The X-Files - leaving fans without a venue for the continuing sequential adventures of Mulder and Scully… until now.
“THE X-FILES is a classic property that helped redefine fans’ expectations for the science-fiction and horror genres,” said IDW’s President/Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein. “The possibilities for new comic stories are virtually unlimited!”
“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.”
“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.”
As for a new X-Files 3 movie, well word is that there are still problems with the script and the studio is still luke warm about moving forward, although series stars, David Duchovney and Gillian Anderson have both said that they would return for another go. In fact Anderson said that she recently met with series creator, Chris Carter and that the new scrip he has is "looking good" and "It's up to the studio now".
Whether the third movie happens or not, at least Files Fans can still get their fix with IDW's new comic book series.