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Comic Review: The X-Files/Ghostbusters: Conspiracy #1
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The X-Files/Ghostbusters: Conspiracy #1 cover by Miran KimThe X-Files/Ghostbusters: Conspiracy #1
Written by Erik Burnham
Art by Salvador Navarro
Colors by Esther Sanz
Letters by Shawn Lee
Edits by Tom Waltz & Denton J. Tipton
Covers by Miran Kim, Dan Schoening & Luis Delgado, Joe Corroney & Brian Miller
IDW Publishing
Release Date: January 22, 2014
Cover Price: $3.99

Going into The X-Files/Ghostbusters: Conspiracy #1 I was a bit nervous, because I’ve never watched the X-Files television series. So, I was a bit concerned that I wouldn’t understand what was going on. So, did it make sense to me? Let’s find out.

Thanks to regular Ghostbusters writer, Erik Burnham, I totally understood what was going on in this issue. He gives a great introduction to The X-Files characters, lays out their purpose in this crossover, and has it make total sense, instead of just a big mash-up of the two different properties. Not only that, he actually shows us a different side of the Ghostbusters’ life that we haven’t seen in the regular Ghostbusters title.

If there’s a weak point to this issue, it’s artist Salvador Navarro. His style fits the X-Files perfectly, but as far as the Ghostbusters side of things, it just doesn’t fly. It’s not that the art is bad, it’s just not suited for this issue. I can only speak for the Ghostbusters, but there were times that I really had a hard time telling the characters apart, which just wasn’t cool. He does a great job with drawing the ghosts, and basically everything else, though. He’s a good artist, he’s just not for this book.

Overall, this is a pretty fun and entertaining issue. If you’re into either property, you should really pick this one up. It’s a solid, fun book and it’s definitely worth your time and money.

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