Yesterday, Legendary Comics announced a new, six-issue comic book miniseries which will bridge the gap between the cult favorite kaiju film Pacific Rim and its forthcoming sequel, Pacific Rim: Uprising.
The first issue will be available for sale in print and on digiltal platforms in November, four months ahead of the theatrical release of Uprising. which stars Star Wars standout John Boyega as a Jaeger pilot.
The series will be written by Cavan Scott, best known for comics and novels based on properties like Star Wars, Doctor Who, and Skylanders. Art will be provided by Rich Elson, who has worked on comics like Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, Thor, and Morbius.
You can check out the official solicitation text below:
Santa Monica, 2034. In a city that was once the jewel of the West Coast, a new world has emerged: one rising up from the ashes of giant robots and giant monsters. In this futuristic aftermath, we will meet a new generation of survivors, including Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, who is searching for answers behind the death of his Legendary father; Griffin, a Jaeger pilot who has gone from defending the world to piloting an illegal Jaeger enforcer for a mob boss; and the Mech Czar, a techno-criminal overlord who rules the underworld with a steel fist. Set against a neo-noir backdrop of street gangs, Kaiju worshipers, and Jaeger Scrapyards, a mysterious but familiar figure arrives with a dangerous agenda…
The 6-part series is a gritty action adventure that explores a new criminal underworld born in an age of monsters and mechs, and an unmissable story for all PACIFIC RIM fans.
The Uprising starts here!
Pacific Rim Aftermath
Issue #1 on sale in print and digital: 1/17/18
Writer: Cavan Scott
Artist: Rich Elson