I think the reason I loved the X-Files so much is that there really wasn't anything else like it on T.V. It combined conspiracy theories and unsolved mysteries and mixed in an interesting take on the tried and true buddy cop show formula.
The Topps comic series came out during the second season of the show, and followed a somewhat unusual path for a licensed product tie-in. . .especially a tie-in to something that was still going strong. The comic series was supposedly happening AT THE SAME TIME as the series.
But there was a bit of a problem with that unusual approach. . .although the comics and T.V. series were supposed to be right alongside each other, the writers of the comic were SEVERELY restricted in what characters from the T.V. show could appear. Therefore, appearances by series regulars (such as Skinner, The Cigarette Smoking Man, and The Lone Gunmen) were little more than cameos.
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