Pacific Rim Uprising prequel comic Pacific Rim Aftermath revealed
Legendary Comics has announced that Pacific Rim Uprising is getting an official comic book prequel called Pacific Rim Aftermath. There will be six monthly issues, the first of which will be on sale in print and digital form on January 17, 2018. Issue #1 features writer Cavan Scott and artist Rich Elson. You can check out the full cover for issue #1 in the gallery below.
The synopsis for Pacific Rim Aftermath: 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 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.
Pacific Rim Uprising is directed by Steven S. DeKnight and stars John Boyega (Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Attack the Block), Scott Eastwood (The Fate of the Furious, Snowden), Jing Tian (The Great Wall, Kong: Skull Island), Wesley Wong (Buxiude Shiguang, Sorry I Love You), Lily Ji (Skiptrace, Transformers: Age of Extinction), Lan Yingying (Surgeons Story, Empresses in the Palace), Qian Yongchen (The War of Beauties, The Golden Age of the Leftover Ladies), Zhang Jin (Ip Man 3, Kill Zone 2), and newcomers Cailee Spaeny and Chen Zitong.
Are you guys excited for the comic series Pacific Rim Aftermath? Let us know in the comments. Catch Pacific Rim Uprising in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on March 23, 2018.