The X-Files Vol. 4: Resistance Review
Contributing Guest Reviewer
Over its original 9 season run (and even during its current revival seasons), The X-Files captivated the minds of sci-fi fans, but it didn’t stop there. It also appealed to fans of horror, drama, and everything in between. The show made an impact because it fed on our fears, it made the impossible, possible. With its real world setting and believable characters, it didn’t seem too far-fetched that these things could be happening right under our nose, we just didn’t know about it; we couldn’t know about it. In the middle of it all, were Agent’s Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, on their never ending mission to uncover government conspiracies, and prove to the world once and for all, that there is more to our world than meets the eye.
At the beginning of “Resistance”, Agent Scully receives an invitation to meet Firas Ben-Brahim, an old friend who hasn’t been heard from for a while. Things aren’t as they seem though, as she uncovers a dark secret that he has been keeping from her. As the secret is revealed, a conspiracy starts to unfold, one that reaches all the way to the highest echelon of our government, and compromises the safety of the world. Agent Mulder, on his own quest to find the truth, finds out more than he can handle and must deal with them on a personal level, before they throw him over the edge.
Written by Joe Harris, everything you would expect from a great “X-Files” story is here. There is tension, suspense, secrets and conspiracies. Nothing is as it seems, and almost every turn, you discover something new about what is going on. It’s often a slow burn, something that unravels slowly over time, but that is part of what makes it so intriguing. None of that is lost here, and it’s great. Add to that the artwork by Matthew Dow Smith and colors by Jordie Bellaire, which give the book a unique style of its own, and you have a winning story worthy of the “X-Files” name.
Rating: 8.0 of 10