2008's The X-Files: I Want to Believe was a fairly disappointing film. Rather than further expounding upon the show's mythology, it was simply a one-off adventure featuring Mulder & Scully. Is the truth still out there after all these years? Will we ever learn it? Perhaps! Today, via press release, IDW Publishing announced that they've teamed with Fox to reprint old school X-Files comics and publish new ones that take place after the aforementioned film. ETA on the new/old books: June 2013.
“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.”
“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,” 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.”
I know I’ll be picking this one up. How about you?