I'll admit that I don't know a whole lot about The X-Files. I mean, I know that there's a dude who really wants to believe in aliens, and I know that --- if the screen-shots I see every now and then on Tumblr are to be believed --- there's a lady who's just so done with his nonsense, but that's pretty much it. Despite being around for its original run, I never really watched the show. And I think that might be because we never really got to see their origin stories. I mean, yes, I've heard that the show begins with the two lead characters meeting for the first time, but what if we could go further back? What if we could see them investigating spooky mysteries... as teens?!

Now, thanks to the miracle of modern comic books, we can. Next week, IDW is launching X-Files Origins, a new series aimed at young adult readers in which Faith writer Jody Houser and Doctor Who artist Matthew Dow Smith show Mulder and Scully's first investigations, long before they join the FBI. Check out a preview below!



The X-Files: Origins #1 (of 4)

Jody Houser & Matthew Dow Smith (w) • Chris Fenoglio, Corin Howell (a & c)

Before the FBI, before the X-Files, they were just two teenagers in search of the truth. On Martha’s Vineyard, a young Fox Mulder investigates something strange happening on the island, while in San Diego, 13-year-old Dana Scully looks into the shocking murder of her teacher. Two kids, two mysteries, one conspiracy that threatens the future of humanity.
FC • 40 pages • $4.99

Bullet points:
·Mulder and Scully star in separate tales depicting their teen years!

·See what made them into the characters we’ve come to love!

·Especially crafted for young adult readers!

·Mystery novel variant covers by Cat Staggs (Orphan Black)!