X-Files #5

X-Files #5

Writer: Doug Moench Artist: Brian Denham Publisher: Marvel Comics Release Date: March 18, 2009 Cover Price: $3.50 Critic Reviews: 2
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  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Chad Nevett Mar 18, 2009

    "X-Files" continues to be a very solid and enjoyable book, kept consistent by Brian Denham's art through three different writers. Fans of the eerie, dark "X-Files" type of story will love the shift from the first two stories here. With any luck, next issue's final issue will end strong and leave readers wanting more -" and Wildstorm has proven they can deliver. Read Full Review

  • 6.1
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 18, 2009

    As is usual by now, Brian Denham's art proves disappointing. It's clear Denham should have been one member of a rotating cast of artists alongside the various writers. His work never reaches the standard of quality set by the first two issues. Actor likenesses are decent, but Denham increasingly relies on similar and bland facial expressions throughout many panels. His use of lighting and shadow is now all over the map. One particularly noteworthy panel has Mulder partially bathed in shadow, Scully almost totally lit, and a third figure completely blacked out in silhouette. I would very much like to see the sort of light bulb that can accomplish that feat. In general, the heavy shadows come across as artistic shortcuts. As I've said before, the show relied on this device as a budgetary necessity. For all that comics are lauded as having unlimited special effects budgets, I don't see why that need be the case here. Read Full Review

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