The XFiles heads to the Funko Universe in this One Shot Exclusive

first_img For the last few years, the popular Funko Collectible brand has been dominating the geek market. What once used to be a hard to find POP! the collectible brand is now sold at 711 and CVS. That is not to say the brand is over saturated by any means. Funko is always looking at the next big license and is constantly fresh on variety (I never find the same pop twice these days).Starting this month, Funko is going back to comic shops where it all began for them. This time they have teamed up with IDW Publishing to tell more lighthearted stories pairing the Pop Vinyl look with some of the publisher’s favorite talent. This month I checked out Funko Universes X-Files one shot.IDW’s run of the X-Files series has been something of a mystery to me (as I guess it should be?). There is an ongoing series that is about fifteen issues deep, a tenth & eleventh season, year zero, origins, even a handful of crossover issues involving Ghostbusters, Transformers, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; even The Crow. So I was not too surprised to see Mulder and Scully get roped into a book like this.With four variant covers, this book includes four short stories. All who play around in the X-Files sandbox. The first “To believe, or not to believe” jokes on the fun relationship between special agents Mulder and Scully. “One believes everything, whereas the other is a skeptic. Hilarity ensues!” The next story, “You are what you eat” sounds like the cannibalistic plot of the second X-Files film. It is pure visuals without any dialogue and involves cute X-Files inside jokes scattered throughout. “Escape from space mountain” is the ultimate Fox Mulder story that drives the idea home as to why he believes so strongly in extraterrestrial life. The Funko Pop generic X-Files “Alien” buddies up with the agent for their own hightail adventure.I won’t go too much into the final story, as I am sure you can already get the gist of how this book goes down. One thing I always give IDW props for is that their artists are always top notch. I’ve seen Marvel pull a few short stories into a special and after the first two stories; the quality tends to dip. This one shot stays vibrant and fun! The X-Files: Funko Universe is a great book for parents to check out for their kids, and that really is who it is aimed for. Many adults may scoff at the concept of this book. But I can honestly say that this is a really cool project that can help children and their geeky parents bond. There are enough funny inside jokes from the series that adults will enjoy, while its downright adorable art and safe storytelling are perfect for the little ones.Also, be on the lookout for Ghostbusters, TMNT, Strawberry Shortcake and Judge Dredd Funko Universe books on store shelves now. Plus, variant Funko Pop alternate covers of ongoing series like Back to the Future, Orphan Black, Star Trek and more. Variant Covers to Grab This Week (8/29/18)Variant Covers to Grab This Week (8/15/18) Stay on targetlast_img read more