Mulder and Scully are back in action this June thanks to IDW Publishing.
There was an X-Files fueled squeal heard ‘round the Internet this morning as IDW announced their plans to bring Mulder and Scully back to action this summer. The San Diego-based publisher will reprint key collections from The X-Files comics from Topps and Wildstorm, covering a comics history that spanned from 1995 to 2006.
In addition, IDW will launch a new ongoing series, catching up with the paranormal investigators after the events of 2008’s movie, I Want To Believe.
No word on a creative team for the series (though comic writer Brian Wood took to twitter to say that he had been approached, but couldn’t fit it in), or if this comic continuation will follow Dark Horse’s Buffy comic blueprint (which is written almost exclusively by former show writers), but X-Files executive producer Frank Spotnitz mentioned being “in touch with the editor at IDW.”
The possibility of new Spotnitz X-Files stories is almost too amazing to comprehend and speaks volumes to not only Spotnitz’s influence as a writer, but to the popularity of the franchise as a whole.
Given past successes with 20th Century Fox-owned properties, IDW should do Mulder and Scully – and their rabid fans – justice. X-Philes have followed these characters through 9 seasons, 202 episodes and two movies. Even now, coming up on the 20th anniversary of the pilot episode, X-Philes want more – and, thanks to IDW, they will finally get it.