Back in September, Titan Comics announced plans to publish an Independence Day: Resurgence prequel comic book, described as a 'dark' prison drama that will lead directly into the story being told in the hugely anticipated sequel. This comic will bridge the 20-year gape between when the aliens first invaded in Independence Day, and subsequently devastated planet earth, and Independence Day: Resurgence, set to hit theaters June 24, 2016. Today, Titan Comics revealed the covers for the first two issues of this comic, along with the first story details.
The first issue will be released in stores on March 2. The story centers on our world uniting against invaders from beyond the stars, when, 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. The second issue will follow on March 23, centering on Adams as he prepares to embark the alien vessel in search of answers, while fear and suspicion runs rife aboard the submarine. But how will its extraterresterial crew react to unwanted visitors onboard?
Independence Day: Resurgence has already wrapped filming, with the first trailer debuting earlier this month. The film brings back original stars Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, Vivica A. Fox and Brent Spiner. Newcomers include Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher, Maika Monroe, Angelababy and Sela Ward. It's not quite clear which of these characters has found themselves in prison, or why. How does a prison system work in the post-apocalyptic world of an Alien invasion that has brought the planet to ruins, anyway?
In Independence Day: Resurgence, mankind knew they were coming back. After Independence Day redefined the event movie genre, the next epic chapter delivers global spectacle on an unimaginable scale. Using recovered alien technology, the nations of Earth have collaborated on an immense defense program to protect the planet. But nothing can prepare us for the aliens' advanced and unprecedented force. Only the ingenuity of a few brave men and women can bring our world back from the brink of extinction.
The comic series was written by Victor Gischier with artwork provided by Steve Scott. The comic book covers feature artwork from the films, with the variant covers designed by Dio Neves and Alex Ronald. It isn't known how many issues will be published in this comic book series, but while we wait for more details, you can take a look at the artwork for these Independence Day: Resurgence comic covers below.