X-Files Season 10 #2 Review

by Rob Caprilozzi

Review by Mike Peluso

Writer: Joe Harris
Artist: Michael Walsh
Publisher: IDW
Release Date: July 31st

Synopsis: Dana Scully has survived abduction, cancer, motherhood by mysterious means, and surrendering her "miracle" baby. But she's never encountered anything like these "Acolytes" before, or the mysterious "Deacon" who's saved her from them. Plus, Mulder follows a lead to Arlington National Cemetery and the final resting place of the "Lone Gunmen."

Our Thoughts: *Minor Spoiler Included*
If you read my review of "X-Files Season 10" #1, you'll know I wasn't exactly enthralled with the series debut. It did have some of that mysterious feel the iconic show was known for. But overall it felt like an X-Files episode aired in slow motion capture. I’m here to happily say "X-Files Season 10" #2 was more of a satisfying and properly paced issue. The book beginning with that arrogant Agent John Doggett being attacked and disappearance quickly brought an mischievous smile to this fanboy’s face. This issue sheds some light (and some meaning a small radiance alike that from a glow stick), as to whom this mysterious group is that kidnaps Dana and what they may want with her.

The most enjoyable part of the issue was the reintroduction of 3 of my favorite counterculture patriots, Mulder's socially awkward underground intelligence buddies known as "The Lonegunmen". These guys brought hilarious comic relief to a sometimes angst and suspense filled TV series.

Overall, "X-Files Season 10" #2 still showed signs of a Television show turned comic book series that might have lost some of its key elements in translation, but definitely showed improvements over issue #1. Let me know what you think true believers! "X-Files Season 10" #2 is in stores July 31st!

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