The X-Files—Season 10 Volume 2

7.5 Overall Score
Story: 8/10
Art: 7/10

A few creature-of-the-week issues after an alien mythos storyline

Only for fans

Comic Info

Comic Name:  The X-Files—Season 10

Publisher:  IDW

Writer:  Joe Harris

Artist:  Elena Casagrande/Silvia Califano/Michael Walsh/Greg Scott/Menton3

# of Issues:  5

Release Date:  2014


The X-Files—Season 10 #7 Variant

Reprints The X-Files—Season 10 #6-10 (October 2013-March 2014).  Mulder and Scully are back on the X-Files and tracking the weird and unusual.  First, they face the return of one of their old cases when the monstrous Flukeman resurfaces…and his origin is revealed!  Mulder remembers an old ally and a god rises.  Plus, more of the Cigarette Smoking Man’s secrets are revealed as he recalls his past.

Written by Joe Harris and illustrated by Elena Casagrande, Silvia Califano, Michael Walsh, Greg Scott, and Menton3, The X-Files—Season 10 Volume 2 is the second volume in the IDW series continuing the popular FOX series.  The volume is made up of the two part series “Hosts” and three one-shot issues.

The first volume of The X-Files—Season 10 was a classic X-Files adventure.  The five part “Believers” storyline felt like a real X-Files adventure and part of the big mythos.  This volume also feels like “real” X-Files by doing a couple creature-of-the-week episodes and some classic characters.

One of the first great creatures of The X-Files was the Flukeman.  First appearing in The X-Files—Season 2 episode “The Host”, the creature was awesome and (unlike a lot of X-Files monsters) very visible.  With a reveal that the creature survived, you always hoped that the Flukeman would return…it didn’t.  Here, we get to see what happened to the Flukeman, and its real origin.  It is a fun gift to fans.


The X-Files—Season 10 #10 Variant

You get the return of both Mr. X in The X-Files—Season 10 #8 (January 2014) and the Cigarette Smoking Man in The X-Files—Season 10 #10 (March 2014).  Mr. X is primarily a flashback issue of the character who died in The X-Files—Season 4 episode “Herrenvolk” but sometimes appeared in other films.  The Cigarette Smoking Man episode is in reference to The X-Files—Season 4 episode “Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man” and featured more of the Cigarette Smoking Man’s past with Bill Mulder.

The weakest issue of the volume is probably “Chittering” which involves an ancient god tied to cockroaches and bugs.  It is a somewhat creepy story, but I feel it missed opportunities to tie to the old “creature-of-the-week” episode “War of the Coprophages” from Season 3 which dealt with killer cockroaches.  It could have been another easy nod to fans.

The X-Files—Season 10 continues to be a fun series.  I still cannot recommend the series for those who didn’t watch the series, but if you were a fan like I was, it is a worthy venture.  I look forward to where the series goes and so far, it has been a nice balance between nostalgia and new adventures…let’s hope it continues.

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