With ten seasons, two movies and countless stories through fiction and comics books, it’s surprising that The X-Files universe has somehow managed to avoid tackling the JFK assassination apart from a brief mention in a less than loved original run episode. Not a franchise to shy away from conspiracy theories, the mother of all conspiracy theories is finally getting its due respect in the latest from IDW Publishing with The X-Files: JFK Disclosure, a two-part special written by Denton J. Tipton and with art by Menton3. It’s all timed to tie into this week’s public release of the until-now sealed files related to Kennedy’s assassination and we’re excited to see what spin this team takes on it.
Read the full recap and review after the jump. Beware, spoilers ahead.
Another audiobook has joined The X-Files library shelf. "The X-Files: Stolen Lives" was released by Audible on October 3rd. Based on the Season 10 comics from IDW, this continues the adventures of Mulder and Scully from "Cold Cases." The stories are written by Joe Harris, executive produced by Chris Carter, and produced for audible by Dirk Maggs. Gillian Anderson, David Duchovny, and Mitch Pileggi return to their roles, and other fan favorites lend their voices as well. As with the first audiobook, you don't need to be familiar with the comics to enjoy this audio version, but it does help. If you haven't yet listened to "Cold Cases" I'd suggest trying that first. The audio series does not follow the timeline established in the TV version of Season 10 so there are events and characters that would seem out of place to new listeners. "Stolen Lives" has some solid scares so if you're a monster of the week fan you're in luck. But it also dives into some mythology, though not quite as heavily as "Cold Cases."
Does "Stolen Lives" pass the bar set by "Cold Cases?" Hit the jump for our recap and review.
For a fandom that’s always looking for more adventures of Mulder and Scully, Joe Harris and Audible delivered with “The X-Files: Cold Cases” on July 18. The audiobook is based on the Season 10 comics from IDW Publishing written by Harris and executive produced by Chris Carter that were released starting in 2013. The stories take place after I Want to Believe but before the television Season 10 that aired in 2016. You don’t need to be familiar with the comics to get enjoyment out of the audiobook, as the stories are more fleshed out than they were on the page. I had read the issues when they first came out so I could picture some of the scenes very easily, and while that was entertaining, I know I would have been fine without it. There are six chapters in total, with a brief introductory chapter, and then five different story arcs. Like the TV series, there is some mythology and some “monster of the week” throughout the chapters but there is a definite through-line idea throughout the whole experience.
So does what does this comic-book-turned-radio-play experience have in store? Does The X-Files work well in audio format? Find out more after the jump.
“I need you to read these books urgently because I have feelings and I need to discuss them at length.”
That’s what I texted to one of the other XFN staffers a few seconds after finishing the second of the two X-Files young adult novels published this week. "Agent of Chaos" by Kami Garcia stars a 17-year-old Fox Mulder, and "Devil’s’ Advocate" by Jonathan Maberry, a 15-year-old Dana Scully. Both take place over the same week in the spring of 1979 and follow the two teens as they attempt to uncover the truth about two separate waves of local crime that are hitting too close to home. Read on for our review of both and a chance to win a copy of each for yourself.
When we last visited The X-Files – Came Back Haunted series of comics I was… confused. Hit the jump to read our review and recap of The X-Files #9 – Came Back Haunted – Part 4 to see if there’s a light at the end of the multi-chapter tunnel.