After the first two issues, I was feeling a little hesitant about this series. It felt too much like magic and not enough aliens. It also kept bringing back characters that should be dead, and I didn’t really understand why.

Now, I feel like I’m going to have to eat my words over the next few issues.

This issue had all the creepiness of an episode (rotting bodies in a closet, anyone?), even if the colors of the comic don’t quite match, and all the intrigue of a series arc. It hints that ‘The X-Files’ is well and truly back. And while it had very little action, I enjoyed every bit of it, and think this is largely because things are starting to make sense. Oh, and that thing called alien conspiracy is totally back, and there is nothing I love more than alien conspiracy.

Now, I understand that I may be the only one obsessed with ‘The X-Files’ as a serial and not as an episodic. Though I enjoy a werewolf episode or a spontaneous combustion episode, these are not the episodes I rewatch.

The first two issues had me worried that it would be like the 2nd movie, ‘I Want to Believe’, all over again. This issue, I think it’s safe to say I’m going to get what I want.

You may be wondering why I haven’t really talked about what has happened in this issue, and this is largely because nothing really has. A lot of it is explanation. Like, who is the mysterious acolyte helping Scully? Who are the acolytes? And why is the Cigarette Smoking man alive? Okay, that last one doesn’t get answered except with a cheeky “Dude, Mulder. You believe in witches, and you can’t accept that I’m alive again?”

More old characters are introduced, namely Special Agent Reyes, Doggett’s former partner, and there are still mysteries to be solved.

I think I’m starting to get a be cautiously excited about what comes next.



Written by: Joe Harris
Art by: Michael Walsh & Carlos Valenzuela