Independence Day #1

Independence Day #1

Writer: Victor Gischler Artist: Dennis Calero Publisher: Titan Books Release Date: March 23, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Critic Reviews: 10
6.8Critic Rating
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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.

  • 9.0
    Pop Culture Uncovered - Pauly D Mar 23, 2016

    This is a limited run series that will end once the film debuts in theaters. If you are a fan of the original film and are looking forward to the sequel, I encourage you to pick this title up. It will not disappoint. Read Full Review

  • 8.8
    Word Of The Nerd - Kevin Given Mar 31, 2016

    Steve Scott's art is in fine form here as he brings us into the deep blue Atlantic Ocean with style. The characters we know are drawn to resemble the actors who have played them. We get the feeling of claustrophobia and constraint as the characters are locked into the tin can of a submarine which will take them on their journey. A good set up for what could be a great expectation. Read Full Review

  • 8.5
    We The Nerdy - Henry Wong Mar 23, 2016

    Overall, this comic shows a lot of promise. The art style and dialogue fits the atmosphere that I expected based on my memories of the Independence Day movie. Furthermore, I was impressed by how seamlessly and efficient the issue transitioned the reader from movie to comic. I feel like this comic will be very entertaining, in addition to doing its job as a prequel to the Independence Day: Resurgence movie. The cliffhanger of an ending will also surely drag the reader back in to finish the comic. Because honestly, who doesn't want to see aliens and more human co-option of alien technology? Read Full Review

  • 8.2
    Graphic Policy - christopher scott author Mar 27, 2016

    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. Read Full Review

  • 8.0
    FanboyNation - Lowell Newton Mar 20, 2016

    Independence Day#1 stands on it's own merits. This is a great stand alone title, with an interesting premise. Read Full Review

  • 7.0
    Comic Book Resources - Jim Johnson Mar 24, 2016

    Like many licensed stories, Gischler is forced to rely on elements already seen in the movie franchise, and the newer elements that are introduced often don't carry the same level of freshness or excitement. The story isn't harmed by relying on these concepts, though, and in fact benefits from being separated from the source material by two decades. "Independence Day" #1 is a tasty little popcorn comic that will satiate fans' appetites and a satisfying introduction that should tide them over until the movie arrives this summer. Read Full Review

  • 6.2
    IGN - Jesse Schedeen Mar 23, 2016

    It's debatable whether the world needed an Independence Day comic, but at least this Resurgence prequel has something to offer readers. The characters might be bland and the artwork uneven at best, but the idea of a submarine crew waging war against alien stragglers has its definite appeal. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    AiPT! - Nick Nafpliotis Mar 22, 2016

    Artwise, things are pretty static, as well. Steve Scott's pencils don't really shine until the last panel, which is by far the best one in the book. His human depictions are all comfortably basic, but his rendering of the alien life form is fantastic. Let's hope it's a sign of better things to come in the next issue. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Big Comic Page - Kieran Fisher Mar 23, 2016

    Give this one a miss unless youre a fan of the movie or uninspired formulaic dreck. Its about as lifeless as a morgue. However, if will pass the time on a rainy day, long train journey or bout of constipation. Read Full Review

  • 4.0
    Comic Bastards - Isaac Quattlebaum Mar 23, 2016

    To me this first issue is the perfect example of a bad movie tie-in. It has a generic plot and stereotype characters all under the banner of the Independence Day franchise. If you're not a fan of the movie, then this book has little else offer. It feels like just a money grab by the movie studio. Plus, Will Smith does not appear. I understand he declined the next movie, but they couldn't get the rights to put him in a comic book? I'm still looking forward to actually watching the first movie and the sequel but I don't care much what takes place in between. Read Full Review

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