USE THE COMICS AS A CANON
If you haven’t read the new X-Files Season 10 comics, I suggest you do. The reason is because they are absolutely brilliant. When I was younger I use to read and collect the original Topps comics that used to appear in the Official X-Files magazine. So seeing The X-Files back in comic book mode was exciting and intriguing because it is continuing on from where the series and the last movie left off. I’m happy to report that it doesn’t disappoint. Even though it is 22 pages (far too short) it gives Season 9 some needed credibility and does well to re-establish the mythology. Heck, the current comic storyline, “Believers” already feels like XF3!
There’s no confirmation on how long the Season 10 comics will last. Whether they will stretch out stories for Season 11 or whether this is just a one-off to celebrate twenty years of the show, they should grab the opportunity to use the medium to plant hints or storylines to help build for a potential new movie. With the majority of films in the cinema now dominated by comic book adaptations, getting The X-Files back in the public’s mind-set can only be a good thing. It helps with awareness and it brings the casual viewers back up to speed, something that might have let down I Want to Believe when expectations for the film was for the mythology instead of the monster of the week formula which the film produced.