story by Joe Harris
with Chris Carter
written by Joe Harris
For years, FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully toiled in the X-Files Unit, a one-office division of the Bureau dealing with cases deemed unsolvable and related to unexplained phenomena.
During their investigations, Mulder, the “believer”, and Scully, the “sceptic”, delved into the occult, religion, urban legends, conspiracy theories, UFOs, alien abduction and genetic engineering.
Eventually both agents left the FBI and began a new life together in peaceful anonymity, which endured until today…
Now working under the name of ‘Doctor Blake’ at Associated Medical Professionals in Spotsville County, Virginia, Dana treats a young girl named Emily Van De Kamp for what seems to be a simple infection. After Emily and her mother leave, Dana is visited by an old friend, Deputy Director Walter Skinner of the FBI, who brings a warning for her and Fox: someone has broken into the FBI’s old X-Files records and accessed sensitive personnel information. Although Mulder is confident that they are still safe, Scully realises that the thief was not looking for them, but instead wanted the details of the family who adopted their baby… That night, Skinner is attacked in his hotel room by a group of black-cloaked figures, who telepathically compel him into luring Mulder away from his house; when Mulder arrives at Skinner’s room, he finds his friend hanging from a makeshift noose. Meanwhile, working late at her lab, Dana is surprised to encounter Emily – now possessed and accompanied by more of the mysterious figures…
Art by Michael Walsh
Coloured by Jordie Bellaire
Lettered by Robbie Robbins
Executive Producer Chris Carter
*Featuring Fox 'Spooky' Mulder, Dana Scully and Deputy Director Walter Skinner
*Published by Dark Horse Comics, June 2013
*Readers pointed out that there were some scientific and factual errors in this issue's story, which were later corrected in future reprintings