This is a most excellent graphic novel, and even if you have not been following the X-Files graphic series, it is one that you can pick up and enjoy without knowing any back-story.
The annual is primarily a nice, self-contained tale about Mulder and Scully attending a high school reunion to investigate the disappearance of one of the students years back. There are some great twists and it is a fun, thought-provoking, and well-written story. It has all the charm and mystery of a classic X-Files episode. I’ll say no more, because to do so would be to spoil it, and I for one hate spoilers.
As an added bonus, this book contains a black-and-white excerpt from the upcoming Season 11 arc. I cannot help but wonder if the new arc will tie into the upcoming reboot of the television series. On one hand, it would be interesting if they did; but conversely, it would be nice to see a fresh start for the TV series. Either way, I will be psyched. I am a proud X-phile and will be happy either way.
Anyway, check out this issue and let me know what you think. Cheers!
This issue marks the end of the X-Files Season 10 arc. As a die-hard X-phile, I have to say that I enjoyed the series, although there were some installments which I felt missed the mark. But overall, it was worth reading.
In classic X-Files manner, this issue has both closure and leaves the door open for subsequent issues. It is also announced at the end that they are planning a Season 11 arc, which is due out in August. Of course, I will be reading that one when it comes out.
Whenever possible, I like to include a quote that stands out, without giving any spoilers. There is a great one from this issue I want to share.
It’s so difficult to hide things away these days. But if recent history is prologue at all… I’ve come to believe plain sight is the best place to do so.
I find some truth in this statement. In a digital information age, we are always looking deep into things and scrutinizing every occurrence, no matter how trivial. In this environment, it is often what lies in plain sight that is overlooked.
Anyway, that’s all for now. I suppose we will find out what Season 11 holds soon, as well as what is in store with the upcoming television reboot.