File this under... "Wut!?"
Don't get us wrong. We love ALL things X-Files, but we gotta admit to be quite curious about IDW Publishing's new release of The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 and The X-Files: Conspiracy - Ghostbusters. You see, The X-Files will be sharing "screentime" with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Transformers and Ghostbusters, all properties in development by IDW.
In a spread that's supposed to extend through 2014, according to Bleeding Cool, The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 (of 2) will be out in January. Written by Paul Crilley, art by John Stanisci and colors by Miran Kim, it's said that "The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from future; they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!"
Also in January, The X-Files: Conspiracy - Ghostbusters written by Erik Burnham, art by Salvador Navarro and colors by Miran Kim. "The Lone Gunmen investigate their first lead, the Ghostbusters. Are they frauds and charlatans, bilking unwitting clients out of money? Or do they have special insight into the afterlife? And how are they connected to the plague thatâ€™s poised to wipe out humanity?"
These two issues will "Roll Out" in the same month and already have gathered a lot of attention from fanboys and fangirls alike. This is not the first time that IDW has engaged in property crossovers and we're sincerely intrigued by how these will play out.
This story line won't be part of The X-Files: Season 10, if you were getting ready to ask, so expect to have a whole lot of X-Files purchases to make at your local comic book store during 2014.