I want to make sure that if you’re reading this review of The X-Files: Season 10 – Issue #4, you have already gone and read it yourself. You have? Yes? Phew, okay, because it’s about to get really “spoilerific” from now on.

I’ll begin my review by talking about the fantastic and varied work that the artists commissioned to develop these covers have been doing. Carlos Valenzuela never disappoints with his artistry to portray the likes of Gillian Anderson with a lot of detail, and neither does Nick Percival, with a composition that captures the subtext of Mulder’s emotional state. This month we also have a fantastic rendition by the Sharp Brothers of the whole X-Files gang being chased by the Great Mutato from The Post Modern Prometheus in Scooby Doo fashion.

One thing is certain about these comics; the people involved are surely having a lot of fun.

If you have been following the series, this is the fourth part out of five in the first case to be developed in this new season. “Believers” tackles the mythology of the show upfront and personal, and in this issue the stakes keep on climbing.

We have to admit to be on the edge of our seat every 3rd week of the month these days; a new issue of The X-Files: Season 10 rolls in and we get to follow the intricate story that the folks at IDW Publishing are delivering by the great talents of Joe Harris and Michael Walsh, watched closely by Chris Carter himself.

This month includes five different covers by Carlos Valenzuela, Nick Percival and a very clever one by The Sharp Brothers that resembles a Scooby Doo scene with all The X-Files gang!

Issue #4 comes out September 18th, and we can tell you that the series continues to be greatly engaging. This is the fourth of a five-part storyline, but the series won't stop there; they're anticipating already a few MOTW stories to come.

But onto the matter at hand: for those of you that want to remain unspoiled until you get your issue tomorrow, either at your local comic store or through Comixology, don't worry, we'll give you a brief evaluation of this month's issue today and a full review tomorrow. We know how our X-Philes like to keep the anticipation brewing!

The story continues discovering more and more details of the conspiracy behind the mysterious government run drilling and the acolytes. The game pieces begin to fit into place as Mulder pursues the investigation in hopes to save Scully from her captors and we’re sure that you will enjoy the nods to classic X-Files situations that made us love the show.

The filmmaker in me pictured a couple of scenes so clearly, continuing with the very cinematic style that they've gotten us used to, and still keeping in place with the comic style that they have adopted for the series. We're very pleased by the way that the story has been laid out, and are indeed intrigued to see how the seeds planted in previous issues come to a full bloom by the time we get to issue #5.

The X-Files: Season 10 "Believers" 4 of 5 is out in stores on September 18th.

Come back tomorrow for a full, spoiler-filled review. Click after the jump for a preview of the first couple of scenes of this month's issue.

We’re excited; it must be Wednesday, and a new issue of The X-Files: Season 10 is out. Story by Chris Carter and Joe Harris, and penned by Harris himself, today’s is the third issue in the new series and continues the cliffhanger exposed in issue #2.

So far, the new comics have been greatly praised by both the comics community and X-philes alike, and the IDW panel at San Diego Comic Con was only one sign of how excited people are about these new stories.

If you haven’t read this month’s comic, we advise you that this review will be heavily filled with spoilers… so proceed with caution.

Issue #1 of IDW Publishing's The X-Files: Season 10 releases tomorrow! After months of waiting, it is finally here. So what can you expect when you open up those pages tomorrow? Well you can take a peek in the preview pages below. We think you'll enjoy it; we certainly did. 

The last time we saw Mulder and Scully, they were in the middle of a tropical ocean, as far away from the darkness as they could get. Well the darkness has returned. Picking up after I Want to Believe, we catch up with our two favorite heros just in time to see them dive into another dark conspiracy. What unravels in the first issue of the "Believers" arc touches on some very important history from The X-Files. After all, the mythology never reached its prophesied conclusion. 

What is this "deadly mystery" that writer Joe Harris spoke about? Who is after Mulder and Scully now? Well, in true X-Files fashion, the Truth is out there. However, we are very excited about what we've seen so far. The story line certainly feels like something from The X-Files

The issues introduced that this series will explore are really interesting. Remember some of those questions you pondered away at for hours on end or the massive conversations on message boards back in the day? Well, we may start to see some answers--but never all of them because after all, Chris Carter is lurking the shadows somewhere in typical Deep Throat fashion. 

There are also some great small details in this issue that harken back to the series and movies. Joe Harris and Michael Walsh show a depth of knowledge for the show that fans will truly appreciate. 

The "Believers" storyline stretches into five issues, and then we're off into other explorations of MOTW and Mytharc stories. We highly recommend picking up a copy of Issue #1; it will not disappoint. If you're not sure where to get one, this should help you find the best option.

We will bring you a full review tomorrow, as there is lots to discuss. It may not be clear where these comics will take us, but one thing is for certain: Mulder and Scully are back.

The X-Files: Season 10 hits stands tomorrow, June 19th. 

 

 

It was only this past January when IDW Publishing announced that it would be producing a new line of X-Files comics. It had been almost five years since the release of Wildstorm's seven-issue series in 2008 and three years since their collaboration with IDW to produce the 30 Days of Night crossover. With a new series of post-I Want to Believe comics, it was time for the return of Mulder and Scully.

Then March came around and news broke that Chris Carter himself would be taking part in the new series. He took on the role of executive producer--after all, he is the god of The X-Files universe.

Slowly but surely, cover artwork and synopses started coming out. We sat down with Cover Artist Carlos Valenzuela and got a look at some of his amazing artwork. And here we are, day of the release of The X-Files: Season 10.

After sitting down to read Issue #1, here's what we at XFN think.

(This contains is a synopsis, so if you haven't read the issue yet, you will be spoiled.)

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