Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Booknote: The X-Files, Season 10,Vol. 2

Joe Harris, The X-Files, Season 10, Vol. 2. San Diego, CA: IDW, 2013. ISBN:

This volume is a continuation of the tenth season series. If you are interested, I did review volume 1 here. Unlike the previous volume, this one is a collection of short stories, episodes if you will. In fact, if you are a fan of the show, especially the early years when they did more single stories, then you will probably enjoy this volume. This volume captures the essence of the series with a bit of the long arc conspiracies and a bit of the short one-shot episodes that still leave an unsettling feeling. Personally, I liked the X-Files best when they did those one-shots. This time, we find Mulder and Scully, who have returned to work as agents for the FBI, revisiting a case from their past.

The art style catches the grittiness often found in the series However, it does vary a bit from issue to issue in this compilation. In some instances, some images were a little blurry, not as crisp. Overall, this was a good collection. It may not be easy to get into if you are new to the series, though not impossible; you do get just enough background for the volume to be accessible. These compilations do bring back a bit of the classic series back.

In the end, I really liked this one, so I am giving it 4 out of 5 stars.

Disclosure note: Yea, yea, this is where I tell you I read this volume via NetGalley, and that it was provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review. You know, the way we keep The Man happy.

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