xfiles1In news that is certain to make ESO’s Howdy Mike Gordon very happy, IDW Publishing and Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products have announced a partnership for a series of works based on the television and movie franchise, The X-Files.

IDW’s publishing plan includes reprinting collections of the issues published intermittently from 1995 through 2009 (by Topps and WildStorm), as well as creating new X-Files comics to launch in June.

“The X-Files is a classic property that helped redefine fans’ expectations for the science-fiction and horror genres,” said Greg Goldstein, IDW’s president/chief operating officer. “The possibilities for new comic stories are virtually unlimited!”

“The fans of The X-Files have remained loyal to the series since its conclusion. What better way to continue the show’s legacy and give back to them than through new stories in a different medium,” said Jeffrey Godsick, president of Fox Consumer Products. “IDW has worked with a number of our Fox properties, and we know they’re going to do great things with these iconic characters.”

“Few shows have captured the zeitgeist and fans’ imaginations like The X-Files, and fewer shows still have left people hungry for more in the way this one did,” said Chris Ryall, IDW’s chief creative officer/editor-in-chief. “Our new series will be picking up where the second film left off, which will hopefully be as exciting for fans to read as it is for us to develop.”

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