Issue number two of "Origins" continues the separate stories of 12-year-old Fox and 13-year-old Dana as they investigate mysterious and tragic goings-on around their childhood homes.
When we left young Fox in the woods at the end of issue #1, he was face-to-face with a bright, possibly paranormal, light. Issue #2 opens with the discovery that the source of the light is nothing more than a flashlight. Unfortunately for Fox, the light is being held by his father. Bill Mulder takes the boys home and reprimands Fox for being out in the woods at night, softening slightly on hearing that his son was following people into the woods in the belief that they might be the same ones who took his sister several months earlier. He quickly sends his son to bed after banning him from hanging out with the other boys.
“Came Back Haunted” kicks off what promises to be an exciting ride in part one of a five-part series. Though mainly a setup for what’s to come, the issue is fast-paced and has a foot placed solidly in current events, tethering the forthcoming myth arc to reality.
Hit the jump for the full recap and review.
Last week, IDW released issue one of The X-Files: Origins, a four-part comic series that will explore Mulder and Scully as teenagers. Each issue is double-length and features two separate stories, one focused on a 12-year-old Mulder living on Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, the other on a 13-year-old Scully recently moved to San Diego. Read after the jump for our review of issue one.
When we last left the dynamic duo, Dana Scully was in trouble, her car having flipped, and her life on the line as a crazed stalker with a vague connection to her deceased father, William held her captive. Somehow, the man has a supernatural connection in regards to the affair Scully’s father had with a woman he met during his service in Vietnam. Part one left me hanging, excited and hoping for answers.
Hit the jump to find out if Part 2 delivered.
IDW continues their summer tradition of releasing a one-shot X-Files Annual with a new story set around the 2016 revival series. Penned by Andrew Aydin (the U.S. politician and writer of March - the story of congressman and civil rights activist John Lewis) and drawn by Greg Scott (The X-Files: Year Zero) and Wes Dzioba (Star Wars), the story combines some subtle X-Files nostalgia with modern-day conspiracy theories and good old-fashioned alien hunting in the New Mexican desert. Read after the jump for our review of "Illegal Aliens".