We’ve known that there would be a comic to lead into ‘Independence Day: Resurgence‘ and Titan Comics has shared a little about what the comic would be about as well as the style of artwork we have to look forward to. While the movie will take place 20 years after the first film, this comic will actually be shortly after the events which we’ve already seen in the first film. With Steve Scott (‘Batman’,’X-Men Forever’) illustrating the book and Victor Gischler (‘X-Men: Curse of the Mutants’,’Deadpool Corps’) behind the writing, we have some solid talent putting this story together.
The new film will have Jeff Goldblum’s David Levinson as the director of a new global defence force which is dedicated to fending off any future alien attacks. This will be a world still scarred by the ravages of war and we’re unsure exactly how much humanity has started working together to not only defend the world but repair it.
The first issue drops on March 2nd, 2016, and the synopsis reads as follows:
As our world unites against invaders from beyond the stars, beneath the Atlantic Ocean, another mysterious craft prompts a top-secret investigation by the US military, one which could prove the key to humanity’s survival… or its ultimate destruction.
Obviously, there is no word if this is an alien craft, part of the invasion, or something cooked up by a branch of the military.
You can check out the first issue covers below:
As the point is protecting the world from future aliens, I suspect it will be related to the initial attack though how that is still remains to be seen.
The second issue will be released later in the month on March 23rd, 2016, and has the following synopsis:
With fear and suspicion running rife aboard the sub, Adams prepares to embark the alien vessel in search of answers. But how will its extraterresterial crew react to unwanted visitors onboard?
No word as to if this Adam is to be William Fitchner’s General Adams in the upcoming film. Much of the cast would be too young to show up here but survivors from the original film including Will Smith’s Steven Hiller could make an appearance. The events in these books take place prior to 2007 which is when his character dies so he could pop up for a panel or two.
You can also check out the two covers from the second issue below!
I like the idea of comic tie-ins to flesh out the universe for ‘Independence Day’ though I’m not sure how I feel about no mention of previous characters. I’m hoping that they do as that would help get interest showing up in the comics but only time will tell.
Are you looking forward to the comic tie-in? Which character would you think is most likely to make an appearance? Share your thoughts below!