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IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby Va'al » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:32 am

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The new year also brings us something different, courtesy of IDW Publishing. You may remember the 2013 Infestation storyline, in which all the licensed franchises crossed over - this year, The Lone Gunmen and FBI agents Mulder and Scully take on mutant turtles, ghost-hunters and.. shape-shifting robots! Check out below the preview for The X-Files: Conspiracy #1!

The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 (of 2)—GEM OF THE MONTH

Paul Crilley (w) • John Stanisci (a) • Miran Kim (c)

The event of the year begins here! When The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from the future, they learn that a plague will soon wipe out most of humanity. With Agents Mulder and Scully working one lead, the Gunmen must spring into action and investigate several urban legends: a group of ghost-hunters, mutant turtles that live in the sewers, shape-changing alien robots, and a vengeful spirit from beyond the grave!

FC • 32 pages • $3.99

Bullet points:
• Ask your retailer about the Joe Corroney “tabloid” variant covers for each issue of the event!
• Each issue has a special subscription variant that depicts famous conspiracies with a new twist!


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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby #Sideways# » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:46 am

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Gosh dangit CERN. Why do you have to be so evil. I'm serious! Steins;Gate has so spoiled the topic of CERN (called SERN, in the show) for me. As well as this CERN time travel thing. I enjoy this subject too much when it is in the show, but if this comic tries to pull off the "evil research company" thing, I can't help but to think about it like a Steins;Gate ripoff.

But anyway.

Some of the designs are a bit... Odd looking in some frames. Maybe it's just me, and maybe it's just that I'm used to IDW's Transformers comics, but I dunno. Some of them just look odd. Like when CERN is first mentioned, that guy's arms are really tiny, in my opinion.

But that last panel, though.
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby rpetras » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:09 am

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This is a fantastic idea, and I love everything about it!

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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby mbd88prime » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:11 am

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this is gonna be sweet

does anyone know when this is supposed to hit shelves?
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby Va'al » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:51 am

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mbd88prime wrote:this is gonna be sweet

does anyone know when this is supposed to hit shelves?


This Wednesday! :D
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:51 am

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Wait, so the Ghostbusters are just an urban legend? That doesn't really mesh with the crappy mini series I read by idw.

Other than that this is a pretty damn cool idea.
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby mbd88prime » Tue Jan 14, 2014 12:19 pm

Motto: ""Freedom is the right of all sentient beings""
Weapon: Dual Rocket-Propelled Grenade Launcher
Va'al wrote:
mbd88prime wrote:this is gonna be sweet

does anyone know when this is supposed to hit shelves?


This Wednesday! :D


awesome, bought on sight.... hopefully I see it lol

thanks for the info!
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby Va'al » Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:15 pm

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mbd88prime wrote:
Va'al wrote:
mbd88prime wrote:this is gonna be sweet

does anyone know when this is supposed to hit shelves?


This Wednesday! :D


awesome, bought on sight.... hopefully I see it lol

thanks for the info!


No problem! Come back in the morning for the Seibertron.com review of the issue, too. ;)
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby Bumblevivisector » Tue Jan 14, 2014 2:07 pm

If the TFs they encounter include a few G2 guys, then this book will encapsulate what little I loved about about the mid-'90s.

(Well, considering Jurassic Park's dinosaurs running wild on top of everything else would be asking too much...)
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby Bouncy X » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:54 pm

i love x-files....i love transformers...i love ghostbusters...but having them all cross over together sounds like a really ****** idea. thank god its just in comics.
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IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Review

Postby Va'al » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:03 am

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Coming in to have a say on the new IDW Publishing inter-franchise event, a fan of the X-Files Season 10 comics series so far, and fellow staff member: Burn!

(Beware, some spoilers below.)

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As someone who was a fan of The X-Files from the first episode, I was a little wary of the new comic series from IDW. What with the mess of The X-Files: I Want To Believe movie, and the fact as a staunch "Noromo" I had to accept that the "Shippers" had gotten their way and Mulder and Scully were an item.

Oh and The Lone Gunmen were dead, assassinated by Fox.

But that was then, and this is now. Seven issues in and IDW have acknowledged and moved on from the blunder of I Want To Believe, The Lone Gunmen are now working out of a cemetery, and overall they've crafted a series continuation that carries on the core principles of the TV series. Monsters, and of course, conspiracies.

Which brings us to "The X-Files: Conspiracy", the first part in IDW Publishing's latest company-wide crossover. I'm not a fan of crossovers, more-so when it comes to IDW after the Infestation mess. But this issue sets the series up well.

While Mulder and Scully are off investigating their latest X-File, the Gunmen are continuing their mission of uncovering secrets and devising ways to open the eyes of the masses. A mysterious heavily encrypted file lands in their inbox which sets off the conspiracy. As they slowly decrypt the file they soon discover it to be a series of news reports... from the future! News reports which include references to man-sized amphibians, ghost catchers, and of course, alien robots that are apparently hiding in plain sight as every day objects.

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Eager to pass the information onto Mulder and Scully, the Gunmen meet up with them at their latest crime scene involving a number of deaths from a strange virus. The very same crime scene that the Gunmen have just decrypted from their mystery file.

Mulder and Scully have a new case that intersects with The Lone Gunmen's newest conspiracy, and in typical X-Files fashion, there's someone out to make sure the secrets stay secret as The Lone Gunmen set off to New York to meet up with the resident Ghostbusters.

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It's a classic X-Files story and a great introduction to the latest IDW company cross-over. Here's hoping the standard continues, if it does, it will be a mini-series well worth picking up.
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby robotmel » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:31 am

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My gosh, seriously?

I love a good Transformers comic and sometimes so a good crossover which includes the Transformers but if the art which is shown here is anything to go by this is going to be tragic!

Has the artist no idea about perspective? There are so many errors in just those few pages Primus only knows what sort of mess our beloved alien robots will look like?

On the strength of the art so far, this is one mini series I can safely say I wouldnt bother with. >:oP
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Re: IDW The X-Files: Conspiracy #1 Preview

Postby Va'al » Wed Jan 15, 2014 11:17 am

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Yeah, the art is a bit.. confusing at times.
In the sense of I'm not really sure why it's so hit and miss. The story is intriguing though, and I think this could be carried a lot better than Infestation.

Also, Dheeraj Verma is doing the TF issue! I like Verma! :D
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