Today, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox announced that the legendary sci-fi hit, "The X-Files" will be making a return to comics this June. Along with a brand new comic books series, IDW will also be reprinting "collections of the classic issues published intermittently from 1995 through 2009."
For those who want to believe, this news is very exciting. In the press release, President of Fox Consumer Products Jeffrey Godsick, noted: “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. IDW has worked with a number of our Fox properties, and we know they’re going to do great things with these iconic characters.”
IDW has done a fantastic job with television-related comics, most notably "Doctor Who" and "Star Trek." They are also home to "True Blood" and the creepy, almost-was-a-television show (and still should be!) Locke and Key by Joe Hill and Gabriel Rodriguez.
“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 in the press release. “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.”
Will Mulder have a beard? Will Scully still be wearing her cross? Stock up on your sunflower seeds for the wait. Maybe even revisit the series on DVD! If you're suffering from "Breaking Bad" withdrawal, you can catch Bryan Cranston in episode two of season six of "The X-Files." Or check out episode five of season nine, in which Aaron Paul appears.