The X-Files: Year Zero #1

The X-Files: Year Zero #1

Writer: Karl Kessel Artist: Greg Scott, Vic Malhotra Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: July 16, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 8 User Reviews: 2
7.6Critic Rating
8.2User Rating

When a blue-collar worker from New Jersey passes prophetic messages to the FBI from a mysterious "Mr. Zero," Mulder is convinced it is the same otherworldly entity that contacted the FBI through a suburban housewife in the 1940s. This similarly named "Mr. Xero" pointed the FBI toward many unusual cases, leading to the establishment of "the X-Files"!

  • 9.0
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Jul 17, 2014

    Highly entertaining story with good visuals. Good entry point for those unfamiliar with the show or just wanting to give it a try. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Jul 16, 2014

    To put it simply, this issue is X-Files at its best. The dialogue between Mulder and Scully is pitch perfect and hilarious (and it gets points for including the mother of all 'Sopranos' references). Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    Florida Geek Scene - Brian Reed Jul 29, 2014

    If you're already a fan of the X-Files, I don't see how you could pass this up. And if you're not, give this try and it just might make you one. Great story, great writing, feels like one of the best episodes from a great television series. Unless you just can't stand paranormal mysteries, you can't miss with this one. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    Graphic Policy - Andrew Lamb Aug 2, 2014

    Executive produced by creator Chris Carter, this first issue is a great start to a promising series, one which will hopefully answer some of the series'burning questions. After sweeping this year's Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards with seven wins, IDW is clearly the publisher to beat. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Rhymes With Geek - Ben Penfold-Marwick Jul 17, 2014

    Year Zero is not going to change the face of comics, but its a solid instalment for fans of the show. If youre already reading the main title, you should definitely check this out. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comics Bulletin - Travis Moody Jul 22, 2014

    Despite a few nuisances, reading this comic is the next best way to continue The X-Files lore until Chris Carter convinces 20th Century Fox that the next movie will actually be good Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Jul 17, 2014

    I'll definitely be checking out the next issue of the book, because I am hooked on the mystery, but the characters and dialogue have some ways to go. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Bloody Disgusting - Zac Thompson Jul 16, 2014

    There is nothing wrong with this book, but there also isnt really anything special. Creating in an established universe can be difficult as well as rewarding for the creators, but personally like with all licensed comics I found myself not really excited to keep reading. If you a hungry for more X-Files this series wont betray you. Otherwise youre better off reading something new. Read Full Review

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