Monday, January 28, 2013

Do you want to believe ... in a new X-Files comic by IDW?

Courtesy IDW
Great news for fans of Fox’s long-running science fiction series The X-Files. We’ve just learned that IDW Publishing is in the works with Twentieth Century Fox to publish a new comic series based on show. They also plan on re-releasing classic issues that ran from 1995-2009.

According to IDW’s President/COO, Greg Goldstein, "The X-Files is a classic property that helped redefine fans' expectations for the science-fiction and horror genres. The possibilities for new comic stories are virtually unlimited!"

The site also quotes Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products, "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."

The news comes after we wrote in December about a potential series reboot and new movie. So until that happens, this is a good gift to fans -- and a nice way to keep the franchise alive and introduce it to new readers.

MTV Geek says the series will be available this June but that there’s no word on who will be illustrating or writing the new series or where it will pick up.

Are you as excited as we are to see what Mulder and Scully are up to? We’ll keep you updated as more details become available.

-Larissa Mrykalo