Fox Mulder is about to dive deep into one America's great conspiracies; the JFK assassination. The X-Files is going to tackle the incident via a new miniseries from IDW comics Interestingly enough, the new book is set to arrive at the same time of the public release of the final batch of sealed government files related to John F. Kennedy's death, which are set to be released this October. Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction but, in this case, fiction will probably be a little more fun.
io9 revealed some details on the new X-Files book, titled The X-Files: JFK Disclosure, which is going to be a two-part special release written by Denton J. Tipton, with art by Menton3. Unfortunately, it sounds like Fox Mulder is going to have to ride this one out on his own, without the help of his trusty partner Dana Scully. Per io9, Here's what X-Files: JFK Disclosure is going to be about.
"Thrusting none other that true believer Fox Mulder himself into the heart of the real truth behind Kennedy's death. Which, in true X-Files fashion, pins that conspiracy to the one to cover up another death; that of Mulder's father, Bill. With no one left to turn to, Mulder finds himself on a dangerous path that sees him have to decide whether his belief in his father or his belief in the truth is more important to him."
This sounds like a pretty great story for die-hard X-Files fans to dive into. Not only is it going to tackle a real-life conspiracy, but it is going to be bringing Fox Mulder's dad into the mix, which is also a nice little twist. This is not the first time that the X-Files has crossed paths with the JFK assassination. Some conspiracy theories relating to the event have come up over the years, but the episode Musings of a Cigarette Smoking Man is probably the most notable example. In that episode, it was theorized that a smoke-surrounded bad guy committed the crime from a sewer, using Lee Harvey Oswald as a fall guy. Writer Denton J. Tipton spoke a bit about the book, musing about the fact that the X-Files: JFK Disclosure will be coming out at the same time as the new information becomes public record.
"Though more than 50 years have passed, the JFK assassination continues to be a popular topic of conversation among all walks of life. Now the most popular FBI agents of all time will dive headlong into the greatest conspiracy of the 20th century, just as new facts are about to come to light in the real world. That is unless they are suppressed once again."
Fox resurrected The X-Files for a tenth season last year, which wound up being a big hit for the network As such, David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are coming back later this year for X-Files season 11. Fox hasn't set a premiere date yet, but this comic could help fill the gap until the new episodes air. You can check out the first art for The X-Files: JFK Disclosure for yourself below.