X-Files Comics Coming From IDW

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IDW Publishing, who has one of the most critically-acclaimed and successful lines of licensed comics in American publishing, announced today that they had entered into a partnership with Fox that will allow them not only to reprint old X-Files comics from the series' heyday, but also to release new X-Files comics. The new comics will launch in June of this year. "The X-Files is a classic property that helped redefine fans' expectations for the science-fiction and horror genres," said IDW's President/Chief Operating Officer Greg Goldstein. "The possibilities for new comic stories are virtually unlimited!" "The fans of The X-Files have remained loyal to the series since its conclusion. What better way to continue the show's legacy and give back to them than through new stories in a different medium," said Jeffrey Godsick, President of Fox Consumer Products. "IDW has worked with a number of our Fox properties, and we know they're going to do great things with these iconic characters." "Few shows have captured the zeitgeist and fans' imaginations like The X-Files, and fewer shows still have left people hungry for more in the way this one did," said Chris Ryall, IDW's Chief Creative Officer/Editor-in-Chief. "Our new series will be picking up where the second film left off, which will hopefully be as exciting for fans to read as it is for us to develop." The X-Files saw sales success under Topps Comics back when the television series was on TV, and subsequently published a low-selling but critically-acclaimed miniseries from WildStorm comics. Whether former TV writer Frank Spotznitz, who wrote the 2008 miniseries, might be involved in the new IDW series is unclear. In 2009, The X-Files and IDW's best-selling horror title 30 Days of Night crossed over, marking the more recent time Scully and Mulder appeared in any media. A third movie based on the long-running television series has been rumored ever since the second movie was in theaters, but no movement has happened on that since the release of X-Files: I Want to Believe in 2008.