I’ve been on serious X-Files kick of late.
After the 6 part series re-boot/re-visit on FOX, I had to go back to binge the original series. I’m a few episodes into season 4 if you’re wondering. I’ve also been catching up on IDW’s X-Files season 11—really solid. menton 3’s covers are sick and Joe Harris and Matthew Dow Smith are a powerful creative team. TV, comics…oh an I’ve been playing the board game…seriously I have an X-files problem. Little green men appear in my sleep!
Back in December when IDW announced these Deviations one-shots I was intrigued to say the least. What a cool concept, take the defining moment in treasured series like Ghostbusters, X-Files, Transformers, etc…and flip it on its head. How would it impact the characters, future events? Would characters who died not be dead anymore and vs versa. So, so many questions?
So the grading scale for me on one shots is pretty simple.
Do I want the story to continue?
If the answer is yes then I think a one shots done it’s job.
So did X-Files Deviations pass my test?
Amy Chu ‘s (lots of DC & Marvel Stuff) narrative strikes at the heart of Fox Mulder and the X-Files. What if Fox was abducted and not his sister Samantha? The story opens the same as the season 1, episode 1 of series did in 1993, young FBI agent Dana Scully is assigned to keep watch of Spooky Mulder and is ridiculed X-Files. This time Spooky isn’t a dude named after a small wildlife creature, it’s a chick named Samantha. Samantha has the same drive to seek truth that were use to seeing Fox have. It’s a really great set up, and Elena Casagrande and Silvia Califano art reflect the mode and style of the show.
I won’t go into spoilers, cause that’s not what I do. I will say that all our favorite characters show up, all of them, and the ending is very, very cool.
If you’re an X-Files fan or if you just love fun comics, this should be on the pull list. Based off the first entry into the IDW Deviations arc I’m putting them all on there.