X-Files Conspiracy #1

X-Files Conspiracy #1

Writer: Paul Crilley Artist: John Stanisci Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: January 15, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 9 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
9.0User Rating

The event of the year begins here! When The Lone Gunmen discover Internet files from 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!

  • 9.5
    Geeked Out Nation - Mark Pritchard Jan 15, 2014

    That's it, review done. Unfortunately, if you've made it to the end of my review then you've just wasted your time. What you need to do is get yourself a copy of this book. The X-Files might seem so 1990's, but this comic is as contemporary as it gets. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jan 15, 2014

    I'm still a bit wary of how this series crossing over with all these other big franchises will work. There's a good chance that it could be a lot of fun, but there's just as good of a chance that it will read like a clunky and pointless cash grab. For now, however, this issue works as an excellent start to the crossover. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Jan 14, 2014

    The X-Files Conspiracy #1 offers a great read, hitting many of the notes you'd hope for when it comes to anything featuring the Lone Gunmen: humor, mystery, and eeriness. But the real accomplishment so far is that it comes in equal doses. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    We The Nerdy - Derek A. Adams Jan 22, 2014

    The writer Paul Crilley seems to be making a ridiculous idea into a believable story. Depending on how well TMNT, Transformers, The Ghostbusters and the Crow fit into the mystery, this story promises to be an interesting one at the very least. As of right now it is unsure how exactly they will all fit into the story, it seems like a typical X-files story, but this issue seems to tell the story in a serious albeit in a tongue-and-check fashion. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Big Comic Page - Joe Morrison Jan 14, 2014

    Equally at home depicting action as it is with secretive conversations in darkened offices, the artwork by John Stanisci is versatile, although at times Scully looks a little strange and mannequinesque. Still, characters from the TV show are never unrecognisable and scenes of mutilated or infected corpses are suitably grotesque and harrowing. As central ideas go, this miniseries has a doozy; as a primer for upcoming events this issue is a winner. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jan 18, 2014

    A fun read with good to awkward art. The story is the reason to pick this book up. Read Full Review

  • 5.5
    Rhymes With Geek - Kyle Overkill Jan 14, 2014

    If this was a Long Gunman miniseries or spin-off I would not feel too bad about this first issue. The story itself is really strong and feels right at place in the world of The X-Files. The art on the other hand is inconstant, sloppy, and for the most part downright ugly. Mixed with the unfortunate knowledge of the coming cross over material I would suggest you wait it out if you can and see how it fares in the collected format. The truth is out there, but maybe this time you might let someone else find it and tell you about it. Read Full Review

  • 5.0
    Florida Geek Scene - Peter Schmeiser Jan 29, 2014

    Im actually at a loss for a recommendation for someone to pull this. These IDW books play out over thier various titles and are a lot of fun to follow along live, but Im also a fan of sitting back and waiting for the collected volume. In the spirit of fun, I would follow along as this comes out weekly across the books, and get that satisfying feeling that you are part of the event. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Jimbus_Christ Jan 15, 2014

    This first issue of X-Files: Conspiracy fails to deliver on the promise of its premise. A conspiracy is completely lacking from the pages of this book. Instead were treated to hints at a viral outbreak that is somehow linked to several other properties in some completely unmentioned fashion. I would have loved to see some of these properties garner more than a mention, but I will stick around to see how they are handled in future issues. Read Full Review

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