Review: Independence Day #1

ID_#1_Cover_AAs 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.

They are back, or sort of. Independence Day #1 takes place, almost 30 after the movie it takes its name from. The big difference? The aliens don’t come the sky this time, they come from somewhere a little more terrestrial, the bottom of the ocean.

The art by Steve Scott is reminiscent of the movie in some ways. While it takes a clear influence from the film, it manages to come into its own way. The environment is well done for the most part, could be a little darker through to become realistic. Yet, the characters are much better done.

With a new movie on the horizon, this looks to bridge the gap between the original film and its sequel and fill some gaps. For fans of the original film, this is one you should check out.

Story: Victor Gischler Art: Steve Scott
Story: 8.5 Art: 8 Overall: 8.25 Recommendation: Buy

Titan Comics provided Graphic Policy with a FREE copy for review