Titan Comics has announced it has secured the license to publish all-new Independence Day comics from Twentieth Century Fox Consumer Products, to tie in with the sequel movie due for release on 24th June 2016.
In 1996, Independence Day wowed audiences across the world, winning numerous awards, including an Academy Award for Best Visual Effects and Grammy Award for Best Instrumental Composition Written for a Motion Picture or for Television.
Directed by Roland Emmerich, Independence Day Resurgence takes place 20 years after the events of the original film and stars Liam Hemsworth (The Hunger Games) and Jessie Usher (When the Game Stands Tall), along with Independence Day returnees Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman, Judd Hirsch, and Vivica A. Fox. The first trailers for the film are expected to debut at Christmas.
Titan Comics Independence Day comic series will be a rich psychological prison drama set after the events of the first film.
Steve White, the Titan Comics editor of the forthcoming series described it as “a golden opportunity to segue nicely into next year’s blockbuster sequel by taking the mythos of the original and maybe adding a little darkness to it.”
Marvel Comics previously published ID4: Independence Day, a limited series that served as a prequel and adaptation of the events in the first film. The #0 episode depicted the Roswell alien ship crash, the abduction of Russell Casse (plated by Randy Quaid) and the fight between David Levinson (Goldblum) and Thomas Whitmore (Bill Pullman).
The founder of downthetubes, which he established in 1998. John works as a comics and magazine editor, writer, and on promotional work for the Lakes International Comic Art Festival. He is currently editor of Star Trek Explorer, published by Titan – his third tour of duty on the title originally titled Star Trek Magazine.
Working in British comics publishing since the 1980s, his credits include editor of titles such as Doctor Who Magazine, Babylon 5 Magazine, and more. He also edited the comics anthology STRIP Magazine and edited several audio comics for ROK Comics. He has also edited several comic collections, including volumes of “Charley’s War” and “Dan Dare”.
He’s the writer of “Pilgrim: Secrets and Lies” for B7 Comics; “Crucible”, a creator-owned project with 2000AD artist Smuzz; and “Death Duty” and “Skow Dogs” with Dave Hailwood.