WonderCon: X-Files Comic Will Be Stories that "Matter" to Fans

At WonderCon earlier today, IDW Publishing's Chris Ryall revealed a handful of details about their upcoming series, The X-Files Season Ten. The comic, announced earlier this month, will include the involvement of series creator Chris Carter in the first ongoing comic book series since the long-running Fox drama ended.

"At the last point where people saw these characters, these comics will pick up beyond that," Ryall told fans, suggesting that the recent feature film The X-Files: I Want to Believe, will still count. "We're telling stories that extend the characters forward," not telling stories that don't "matter."

"At that point, they couldn't necessarily tell stories that advance the plotlines the way we can," Ryall said of the previously-published X-Files comics by Topps comics and WildStorm, which IDW intends to republish in new collected editions. "There's something about doing comics where the show has already ended. We can tell stories that matter. It's very exciting to us."

The solicitation for the comic describes it as follows:

In the opening story arc, “Believers,” readers will catch up with Dana Scully and Fox Mulder, living normal lives together under secret identities. However, a visit from an old friend threatens to rip them from suburban anonymity, as they learn that someone is preying upon everyone involved in the X-files. Prepare to revisit familiar faces—some very unexpected, threats old and new, and an intriguing mystery designed to return the beloved franchise to its former glory!