Independence Day #4: Threes Company
Story By: Victor Gischler
Art By: Alex Shibao, Ivan Rodriguez, Rodney Ramos, Tazio Bettin
Release Date: June 1st
Independence Day #4 has Captain Adams having to go back into the submerged alien vessel yet again. He’s had what seems to be a psychic connection with one of the aliens, while sleeping.
Captain Adams in this issue is having a hard time relating to the people aboard the submarine. As this is the third issue in a line up, you have a ever growing tension aboard the ship. Captain Adams is your text book “fish out of water.” He’s hating every minute that he isn’t on land. The pressure is really starting to get to him. You see all the little signs of what I’m predicting could be a nervous break down. He completely lost it on the last mission with the marines. This has lowered him in the eyes of his fellow ship mates. Unfortunately there really isn’t anywhere he can go to get away. The only place really to get away from the ongoing stress is to close his eyes, and try to sleep it off. Well good luck with that, because the aliens are haunting his dreams now too.
The ship is divided into three groups. First is the submarine crew; who were assigned to this mission to investigate the alien vessel. Their feelings on the matter, held no sway. So they’re reluctant to help. The second being the marines; the first to go and the last leave. Theire whole 200 years of history can be summed up in having to do the dirty work. Them being aboard the submarine is just another mission that no one else wants to do. The third is the scientist; this is where Captain Adams comes into play. He’s having to keep all three companies happy while trying his best to get the research done. The research is vital to the survival of humanity. There is a strong possibility of another wave of aliens coming to conquer earth. So at the end of the day, Captain Adam’s research might come at the expense of his peer’s feelings, respect, or life for that matter. His own phobia of water is still hovering over his head, and yet he keeps onward.
The art is credited again to a whole list of people. So its hard to give the accolades to one individual. It’s consistently good, as it was in the first three issues. It’s not bad by any means and isn’t blowing minds either, it’s just objectively good. I took art once in the 7th grade, and that’s as far as my art training goes. But I know bad art when I see it, and this certainly isn’t it.
Overall we have another great addition to the series. I recomend this to anyone interested in the movie franchise. Also do yourself a favor and check out the other three issues to the story. You can read my reviews of them here.
Overall we have another great addition to the series. I recomend this to anyone interested in the movie franchise. Also do yourself a favor and check out the other three issues to the story.