The X-Files: Year Zero #5
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The X-Files: Year Zero #5

Writer: Karl Kesel Artist: Vic Malhotra, Greg Scott Publisher: IDW Publishing Release Date: November 26, 2014 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 6 User Reviews: 1
6.9Critic Rating
8.0User Rating

Mulder and Scully have finally come face-to-face with "Mr. Zero" and slowly unraveled a mystery stretching nearly 70 years in the past. But more major twists are revealed as this historic case comes to a close! For now...

  • 10
    SciFiPulse - Patrick Hayes Dec 21, 2014

    A fantastic addition to The X-Files' history. However, it can't end here. I want more from 1947. Everyone must return for a second series. C'mon, IDW! Don't make me go Robert Patrick Modell on you! Read Full Review

  • 7.8
    We The Nerdy - Ben Ecker Nov 26, 2014

    The two different time frames being given their own distinct and appropriate art styles works incredibly well. Scott and Malhotra give us a cohesive X-Files world, despite the fact that we have a modern portion that is drawn in a dark manner that looks exactly like you'd expect it to and a portion taking place in the 40s that's been given a very old school comic strip aesthetic. With any property adapted from a live action source, likenesses of known characters can be a make or break element. For the most part, Scott (I assume that Greg Scott was responsible for the modern segments, based on the other work of the artists. I can't actually find any specific reference to who penciled what though) does a commendable job with our leads. This does, however, make it very distracting when a panel pops up in which one of them, usually Mulder, looks totally different. Read Full Review

  • 7.5
    Unleash The Fanboy - Max Delgado Nov 25, 2014

    Overall, X-Files: Year Zero will be remembered for the new monsters and heroines it introduced — but not the story. Read Full Review

  • 6.3
    Big Glasgow Comic Page - Stuart Addison Nov 26, 2014

    Some dodgy plot issues aside, The X-Files: Year Zero has been a lot of fun. Read Full Review

  • 6.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Nov 26, 2014

    Unfortunately, the random and 'out of nowhere' elements that infiltrated the series' final couple of issues took the luster off the it, a bit. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Nick Philpott Nov 29, 2014

    To me, that dramatic tension is the X-Files. It's unsolvable, gruesome cases, but they're so ridiculous that you have to laugh so you don't scream. That's the reason the Lone Gunmen exist, it's the reason Mulder cracks wise in the face of literal demons (he's got more than a little Spider-Man in him, I think). This series lacked that flavor. It went as dark as it could and didn't let you come up for air, other than the times that you were supposed to think Dell was simple because he worked with animals like a savant. Glad to have this one over and done with. Read Full Review

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