It’s the week for all things Independence Day, after our first look at the sequel promised a return to Earth for the aliens. But before all that, Titan Comics is releasing a new comic series that will link the two movies together—and io9 has an exclusive first look at some of the series’ gorgeous covers.

We still don’t know all that much about what we’ll actually see in the Independence Day comic. It’s written by Victor Gischler with art from Steve Scott, but solicitation material revealed to io9 today seemed to make it sound like the comic is a story being told in the backdrop of the events of the first movie that could have implications for the world we’re introduced to in Resurgence. Here’s the brief synopses for issues one and two:

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.

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?


Even more aliens? Intriguing!

But as well as that snippet of information, we also have a few of the wide range of variant covers being released for the comic making their debut here on io9. First up, two covers for Independence Day #1: A movie variant depicting the White House being destroyed during the first film, and a second by Dio Neves.


And two for Independence Day #2: A second movie variant, and a new cover by Alex Ronald.


Independence Day #1 will be available in American and U.K. comic book stores on March 2nd 2016