The new Pacific Rim comic book is in stores today which is a prelude to the Guillermo Del Toro movie and includes previously unreleased details.
Below you can check out a new preview page featuring one of the Kaiju attacking!
The release of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures PACIFIC RIM is under a month away. The best way to get psyched and prepare for the launch of the film is to read the backstory that can only be found in the prequel graphic novel – PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO. The book hits stores on Wednesday, June 5.
Written by Travis Beacham, who is also the screenwriter for the film and supervised by Director Guillermo del Toro, PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO reveals the backstory of key characters from the film including Raleigh Becket (Charlie Hunnam) and Mako Mori (Rinko Kikuchi). Additionally, readers will see the first attack by the incredible monsters known as Kaiju and the tumultuous evolution of the Jaegers - massive robot fighting machines created by the humans to battle the Kaiju.
Divided into three sections, the 112 page narrative begins in 2013, chronicling the very first time Earth is menaced by Kaiju - inhuman beasts that rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinguish all mankind! Following the Kaiju invasion, the race begins to develop the Jaegers, each one controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. Included among the many previously unreleased details that can be found in the book are; why the Jaeger’s need two people to control them, the first Kaiju vs. Jaeger battle, how Stacker Pentecost (Idris Elba) saved the Jaeger program and the origin of the special bond with Mako, and much more.
PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO is written by Pacific Rim screenwriter himself, Travis Beacham, and with del Toro's hands-on supervision, this volume is beautifully penciled by Chris Batista, Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior and Geoff Shaw; inks by Matt Banning, Steve Bird, Pericles Junior, and Mark McKenna. The cover art was painted by Alex Ross.
Pacific Rim opens July 12th, 2013, directed by Guillermo Del Toro, starring Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Rinko Kikuchi, Charlie Day, and Ron Perlman.
When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity's resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes - a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi) - who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind's last hope against the mounting apocalypse.