The X-Files to Return to Comics

IDW Publishing, a comic book publisher that's been restoring the name of licensed comics as of late with great offerings for TMNT, Ghostbusters, Star Trek, Transformers, G.I. Joe and more, is adding another beloved property to that list: The X-Files.

Agents Mulder and Scully are set to return in comic book form in June 2013, and will continue the story from where X-Files: I Want to Believe left off. The last time they appeared in comics was the IDW/Wildstorm crossover series 30 Days of Night/X-Files in 2009. Previously published through DC's Wildstorm, the new X-Files comics will be joined by reprinted collections of previous volumes of X-Files comics that ran from 1995 (from the now defunct Topps Comics) through to the DC-era.

Here are some quotables from IDW's official press release:

“The X-Files is a classic property that helped redefine fans’ expectations for the science-fiction and horror genres,” said IDW’s President/Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein. “The possibilities for new comic stories are virtually unlimited!”

“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.”

“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.”

Unfortunately, no information about a creative team has been given at this time, but we'll certainly keep you updated -- the truth is out there.

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