Web comicker Shaenon K. Garrity has accepted her mission in life: recapping every episode of The X-Files in comics form at Monster of the Week and this week she hits everyone’s favorite episode: “Fluke Man” an eerie monstrosity that sent Scully and Mulder capering through rivers of smelly sewage. I remember attempting to get my family interested in the X-Files one Thanksgiving and this happened to be the episode that aired; needless to say, my attempt was never mentioned again, especially at meal times.
The X-Files stylish blend of horror and paranoia—the inspiration for many of today’s great TV shows—has quite rightly been rediscovered, and Garrity is doing her part. Click on the link for more of the fun.
Heidi MacDonald is the founder and editor in chief of The Beat. In the past, she worked for Disney, DC Comics, Fox and Publishers Weekly. She can be heard regularly on the More To Come Podcast. She likes coffee, cats and noble struggle.