The X-Files: Year Zero #2

The X-Files: Year Zero #2

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Greg Scott, Vic Malhotra Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: August 20, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 5 User Reviews: 1
7.6Critic Rating
7.0User 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"!

  • 9.5
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Aug 20, 2014

    Even if you didn't know anything about X-Files (or you didn't like the show back when it aired), this would likely still be a fun series to read. But if you are a long time X-Phile, then X-Files: Year Zero is shaping up to be a wonderful ride. Read Full Review

  • 9.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Aug 19, 2014

    X-Files Year Zero is a surprise treasure, and one you should grab today. Read Full Review

  • 9.0
    ComicWow!TV - AD Boorman Aug 19, 2014

    This is an interesting exercise in sequential art.  The use of parallel plotlines and an anchor (Mr Xero) at the heart of their mythos contrasts with the different art and narrative styles.  Often X-FILES are pretty formulaic, but this particular series rises above through its creative use of the medium.  I wonder what this would have looked like on television?  If you are even moderately interested in the X-Files, particularly the backstory behind it all, then you will want to read this.  If you are looking to see an inventive use of the medium itself, you will appreciate this mini-series. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Aug 20, 2014

    Ultimately, this series has intriguing moments and solid artwork, but I don't know how much longer I'll stick with it. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Laurence Almalvez Aug 21, 2014

    All in all, this issue is just 'okay'. It's definitely more for the fans of the X-Files than mainstream audiences. The story did very little to grab my attention, and definitely didn't leave me wanting more. I for one am interested to see how this origin story plays out, but its hard to recommend " at least right now " since this is essentially the first act of an overarching story, which means the flow is being bogged down by a lot of exposition. Read Full Review

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