The very first X-Files comic, "Do Not Open Until X-Mas" was published by Topps twenty years ago this month, way back in January 1995 as the show's second season was airing in the US. The comic series was written by Stefan Petrucha and illustrated by Charles Adlard who is now best known for The Walking Dead. Starting this month we will be looking back at the original Topps comics issue by issue, beginning of course with #1. For each issue we'll be giving you a full (and therefore spoiler filled) plot synopsis, as well as a look at the letters page and any other X-Files related features originally printed alongside the story. For our recap, read after the jump.
Title: Do Not Open Until X-Mas
Writer: Stefan Petrucha
Illustrator: Charles Adlard
Originally Published: January 1995
Currently Available: IDW Comics 100 Penny Press Re-Print, X-Files Classics Volume 1
Here at XFN we are ten episodes into our Millennium rewatch and so, it's time for a look back at the show so far. Read on for the answers to some of the questions you might have about this show, and details of the ongoing re-watch.
After a successful run of The X-Files: Season 10 comics, Joe Harris and IDW have brought back another beloved Chris Carter creation in Millennium. We got our first hint of what Frank Black was up to these days in Season 10, issue 17, and now we can follow Frank's adventures in his own series.
I'm one of those Philes who is late to the Millennium party. I first met Frank Black in The X-Files: Season 7, episode "Millennium". As someone with incomplete knowledge of Frank Black's world, I wondered if I would enjoy this comic much, or if it would be too difficult to follow. I can say this is a great read, whether you're a longtime fan of Frank Black or not. Read the rest of my recap and review after the jump.