Writer: Joe Harris
Artists: Elena Casagrande & Silvia Califano
Colorists: Arianna Florean & Azzurra M. Florean
Letterers: Neil Uyetake & Gilberto Lazcano
Review by: Josh Gillam
This comic series is something for all X-Files fans to be excited about. It picks up right where the ninth, and final, season of the popular TV show left off. Hence why they dubbed this series, “Season 10”. This series walks us through the return of Mulder and Scully, and many other classic characters, to the world of the X-Files. This issue is part two of a story where we see the return a monster known as the Flukeman. The Flukeman is a monster that first appeared in the second season of the X-Files TV show. It is described as a cross between a human and a flukeworm.
I have thoroughly enjoyed Joe Harris’s work so far in this series, and his excellent storytelling continues in this issue. The dialogue between Mulder and Scully will take you back to the back and forths you’d hear from them in the show. Harris stays faithful to who the characters are, which is something that fans will enjoy. He also rolls out a classic monster mystery story that the TV show was known for. Fans are also given an origin story for the Flukeman in this book, which was one of my favorite parts of this issue.
The artwork by Elena Casagrande and Silvia Califano really drew me in to the book. Every single panel that has the Flukeman in it will give you the creeps. They did an exceptional job with giving you an eerie, yet stunning, visual that will keep the reader captivated.
Any fan of the TV show is going to find the same quality storytelling and visuals in this comic series. This is definitely a must read title.
Josh Gillam is the creator and writer for the webcomic/comedy project, Cynical Stew. You can follow him on Twitter at @Cynical_Stew