X-Files – Wildstorm gets it right!

X-Files #3 (of 7) (Wildstorm – Wolfman / Denham)

Mulder and Scully are sent to San Francisco to investigate a series of murders happening simultaneously throughout the city. But, according to fingerprints and DNA, all are being perpetrated by the same killer. As their investigation takes them into the unknown mysteries of the Chinese underworld, they learn that instead of being the hunters, they have become the hunted.

Once upon a time, I would actually spend the entire day looking forward to the fact that the X-Files were going to be on that night and I still very much enjoy the re-runs that are on randomly all over cable. But then it changed… you tag in a really bad final season, a couple of lame movies and a Topps comic series that failed to catch the X-spirit and the X-enthusiasm is gone.  Fact of the matter was, I literally rolled my eyes when I read that Wildstorm had gotten the rights to Mulder and Scully. And I don’t think I was alone.

But when you bring in an industry legend like Marv Wolfman, everyone pays attention.

Marv Wolfman has either created or rejuvenated some of comics best loved heroes and villains. With him spear-heading the project, I knew there would be something worth reading.

I searched for gold and Eureka! I found it! Wolfman’s comic Interpretation of this cult show is right on the money. He captures the trust-with-a-sideways-glance relationship between the two main characters, the quirkiness and brilliance of the Lone Gunmen and the overall feel of the show which was a blend of police drama and “holy crap, did you just see that?”.

Any X-fans out there, if you haven’t picked these up, you want to! I’ll bet your local comic shop still has copies of the first two issues, and third just came out… go grab them!

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Updated: January 27, 2009 — 12:22 pm

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