IDW Announces Ongoing ‘The X-Files’ Comic Creative Team, Release Date
While IDW was only able to tease its new The X-Files ongoing comic series back in January, the publisher was ready to reveal the full scope of the project this weekend at Emerald City Comicon. The truth, as it were, was out (there) in Seattle. Officially billed as "Season 10," the new series will be written by Joe Harris (Great Pacific), with art by Michael Walsh (Comeback) and colors by Jordie Bellaire (Mara). Original X-Files TV series creator Chris Carter will reportedly also be taking an active role in the project when it launches with The X-Files: Season 10 #1 in June.IDW Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall referred to Carter's role as that of an executive producer in the publisher's official press release, and likened his involvement to that of Joss Whedon's on IDW's similar TV series continuation, Angel: After the Fall.
The plot of the new series will pick up sometime after the events of the second X-Files film, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, which debuted in 2008.
From IDW's official press release:
In the opening story arc, "Believers," readers will catch up with Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, living normal lives together under secret identities. However, a visit from an old friend threatens to rip them from suburban anonymity, as they learn that someone is preying upon everyone involved in THE X-FILES. Prepare to revisit familiar faces-some very unexpected, threats old and new, and an intriguing mystery designed to return the beloved franchise to its former glory!
Joining Harris, Walsh and Bellaire on The X-Files: Season 10 #1 will be cover artists Dave Johnson, Joe Corroney and Carlos Valenzuela, plus a photo cover featuring Mulder and Scully. The issue officially arrives in stores on June 19.