The actual title of the episode is “Do Not Open Until X-Mas,” which I thought was both punny and appropriate for the holiday season. The premise of the story is that a prophetic document was stolen from the Vatican, which Mulder believes originated from an extraterrestrial source. I won’t say any more—I don’t want to spoil it for you!
The story works well and I love the fact that it is a stand-alone issue. There is no “To Be Continued” ending. The artwork and the writing are both solid. As someone who loves the X-Files, this was great.
As I reached the end of the comic, I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that the publisher included an advertisement for a newly published two-volume hardcover collection of The X-Files Classics, which I assume is a collection of the early X-Files comics (I sadly missed them when they were originally published). I will be purchasing these as soon as possible. Once I do, I’ll be reading them and promptly posting my thoughts.