The X-Files Season 10
is IDW Publishing's 2013 comic book revival of the television series The X-Files
, continuing the canonical adventures of Fox Mulder and Dana Scully after the events of the second movie, The X-Files: I Want to Believe
. Produced by TV series creator Chris Carter
, the comic gives the storyline a major contemporary overhaul, now telling the story of the government/alien conspiracy in context of uncertain, paranoid, Wikileaks-driven New Tens
as opposed to The Nineties
. Also promised are sequel stories featuring prominent "Monsters-of-the-Week" from the show.
The X-Files Season 10 provides examples of the following tropes:
- Aborted Arc: In the series finale, the Cigarette-Smoking Man told Mulder that alien colonization would commence in 2012. The cast and crew openly considered doing a third movie that would explore that plotline if The X-Files: I Want to Believe made big enough returns. (It apparently didn't.) It is now 2013 and so far the comic has not addressed whether the "project" was defeated, cancelled, or postponed.
- Continuity Nod: In the first issue, Scully gives a shot to a little girl named Emily, trying to make a rapport with her and remarking that giving the shot "might have hurt me more than it did you." Perhaps a reference to her short-lived daughter of the same name from the fifth season, no?
- Faking the Dead: The Lone Gunmen and the Cigarette-Smoking Man.
- For Inconvenience, Press "1": As a wounded Scully is being pursued by the Acolytes.
- Glowing Eyes: How to know you've run into Acolytes.
- In-Series Nickname: Mulder's nickname "Spooky", referenced in the first issue.