Yesterday, Legendary Comics announced the continued expansion of Guillermo del Toro’s blockbuster film franchise with a new graphic novel companion, Pacific Rim: power outage, and a new Pacific Rim: Ultimate Omnibus collection. In partnership with Rocketship Entertainment, Legendary will also be creating limited editions of each book as well as exclusive products available through Kickstarter.
Written by Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic and Ghost service) with the art of Nelson Dániel (Detective Pikachu, TMNT, Clue), Pacific Rim: power outage, now available for pre-order exclusively on Kickstarter, features an all-new adventure with fan favorite Herc Hansen in a prequel story based on the Netflix anime Pacific Rim: black. Herc, along with his niece Olivia, co-pilot Cooper and Marshal Rask face a “kaiju of epic proportions” as they seek to protect the Australian continent and all of its inhabitants.
“The Pacific Rim The universe is so rich with opportunities to tell all-new, compelling stories, and we’re excited to bring fans a new prequel adventure based on the popular Netflix animated series, ”said Robert Napton, senior vice president of Legendary Comics. “Showrunners Greg Johnson and Craig Kyle created a story of startling beauty and haunting danger featured in the animated series, and I couldn’t think of a better creative team than Cavan and Nelson to capture this vivid storytelling and this visual style to bring to the page. We’re also excited to offer franchise fans a new collection that allows them to revisit adventures from the past. “
“Work with Cavan and Nelson to bring this Pacific Rim story to life has been so much fun, ”said Nikita Kannekanti, editor of Legendary Comics. “Cavan does a great job balancing the action with the emotional moments of the characters, and Nelson’s art is so full of energy in every panel. Hope fans enjoy Herc’s story and learn more about what happened before the Blacks! “
Cavan Scott comments: “It was an absolute joy to return to the world of Pacific Rim for this original graphic novel and also provide a link between the original film and the fantastic animated series. Herc’s story really resonates with me; a man who has seen the world change and his friends fall apart as the monsters keep coming. But he never gives in, never lets events he cannot control defeat him. The monsters Herc faces in his personal life are just as destructive as the kaiju that raze towns across Australia. Like always, Pacific Rim is as much a story about people caught in extraordinary times as it is a show of monsters against mechs. That’s not to say that Blackout doesn’t feature kaiju killer fight scenes. Nelson did an incredible job balancing cataclysmic events with heartfelt personal moments. I hope Pacific Rim fans young and old alike are enjoying these final moments before Australia becomes Black.
“The Pacific Rim the universe was something that I wanted to draw, the Jaegers and Kaijus and the whole game of proportions is something that I really enjoyed doing, ”said Nelson Dániel. “I don’t know how many buildings I draw and how many destroyed, but they are never enough when it comes to epic battles. I hope the fans enjoy it as much as I do when I draw it.
the Pacific Rim: Ultimate Omnibus will bring together all of the franchise’s graphic novels into one 568-page oversized hardcover collection. For the very first time, New York Times most sold Pacific Rim: Tales of the Year Zero (presented by Guillermo Del Toro and written by Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham) alongside sequels Pacific Rim: Tales of the Drift (written by Joshua Fialkov), Pacific Rim: Aftermath, Pacific Rim: Amara (both from Cavan Scott) and the brand new Pacific Rim: power outage will all be in one book.
Contributors on Kickstarter can receive digital or physical copies of both books, along with additional perks like prints and pins. The Kickstarter runs until August 18 and has already been fully funded.
Author: Jamie sugah
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