For years, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully toiled in the X-Files Unit, a one-office division of the Bureau dealing with cases deemed unsolvable and related to unexplained phenomena. Eventually, both agents left the FBI and began a new life together in peaceful anonymity. However, recent events prompted them to return to the Bureau and the X-Files. Since then, Mulder has seen his work with the FBI discredited and has found himself a fugitive from the U.S. government all thanks to the mechanizations of a former ally, Gibson Praise, who now wields powers far beyond even what Mulder can imagine. Meanwhile, Scully remains at the FBI under the watchful eye of Gibson, as she works to prevent the government from falling further into his clutches and to clear her partner s name.”
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I read Season 10 before starting this so that I could have some knowledge about what was going on. Season 10 takes place roughly after the X-Files movie and so the story continues from there. In Season 10, Mulder is accused of betrayal and of course everyone thinks Scully knows what’s up. In this story, we pick up almost immediately where we left off and we work our way through the 2 months following Mulder’s disappearance.
Mulder is a fugitive of the law and everyone has their eyes and ears set out for him. Scully can barely live her life because they think she’s in cahoots with him. Gibson Praise, once thought to be an ally seems to be their worst fear come to life. The control he has over things and people is scarily fascinating.
The writing in this comic was amazing and Joe Harris did an amazing job on this. This, as it was originally a TV show (now rebooted) and given it’s popularity was a tough thing to compete with. There’s so much that could’ve gone wrong, in my opinion, and I think Joe nailed it. He kept everyone in character and I could hear the voices in my head as I was reading. Mulder’s sarcasm and Scully’s eye rolling was what brought everything together. I felt as if the show never stopped. There was no break, we just continued as if nothing happened. That was the beauty of it all.
The writing was superb, so once again, A plus to Joe Harris and the artwork! So vivid, so clear. I thought I’d be sick of reading so many issues of one series in a week but it never got tiring. Great work!
Read: 9 February 2016