The X-Files Classics: First Issue

XFiles_ClassicFirstOn a recent trip to the local comic store, I spied this issue. I couldn’t pass it up for a dollar!

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.


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6 responses to “The X-Files Classics: First Issue

  1. I don’t read many comics, but we have a ton of manga comics at my library! Happy reading, and Happy New Year.

    • Hi Damyanti. Happy New Year and Happy Reading to you also! I read a lot of comics as a kid, then stopped. It wasn’t until after I attended a lecture by Art Spiegelman (author of Maus) that I became interested again. He explained the theory behind illustrated narrative and how it was the primal form of communication (compare cave drawings to comics). I then began to look at the graphic novel more as an art form that combines the written and the visual. My perspective on the genre changed.

      Anyway, thanks for your comment and thanks for taking the time to read my post. Cheers!!