Set nine years after the battle at the Breach and one year prior to the events of the new movie Pacific Rim Uprising, the new comic book series Pacific Rim Aftermath kicked off this week with its first issue focused on Jake Pentecost, the son of war hero Stacker:
Press Release: LOS ANGELES, January 17, 2018 – As the excitement builds for the premiere of Legendary and Universal Pictures’ Pacific Rim Uprising, in theaters March 23rd, fans will get an early glimpse at this captivating action universe once again in a new comic series entitled Pacific Rim Aftermath, launching in comic stores and online today from Legendary Comics. Building off the global success of 2013’s Pacific Rim, this new comic series delves into what happened after Stacker Pentecost and the heroes of the PPDC “canceled the apocalypse.”
Pacific Rim Aftermath is a six-part comic book prologue set nine years after the original 2013 Pacific Rim film — and one year before the upcoming film. The Aftermath series follows Jake as he searches for the truth behind the death of his father, Stacker Pentecost, and introduces Griffin, a former Jaeger pilot who now works as an enforcer for a corrupt mob boss, as well as a mysterious criminal figure called the Mech Czar, who rules the underworld with a steel fist. With an emotionally charged narrative that paves the way for what is ahead in the new film, fans will discover new revelations that point to the future of the Pacific Rimuniverse.
The series was penned by comics writer Cavan Scott (Star Wars: Adventures, Doctor Who: The Lost Dimension), with art by Richard Elson (The Amazing Spiderman: Dying Wish, Wolverine: Savage). Aftermath’s storyline also benefitted from special collaborations with Steven S. DeKnight, the writer and director of Pacific Rim Uprising as well as the film’s star and producer John Boyega (Star Wars: The Last Jedi).
“I’m a huge comics fan, so having the chance to collaborate with the talented artist and writers on this series has been a rewarding one. The art and the storyline are top notch, expanding upon my character Jake Pentecost in a way that seamlessly connects the dots between the first film and Uprising. There's action, story, heart and a few big surprises I can't wait for you to experience.” stated Boyega.
Pacific Rim Uprising writer / director Steven S. DeKnight shares that excitement to get the new series in fans’ hands, “The Pacific Rim universe is so epic in scale, it's only fitting that we expand the story of Pacific Rim Uprising with this whole new storyline. Working on the new film has been a labor of love, and as a comic book fan myself I can’t think of a better way to set the stage for the new film.”
The first issue of Pacific Rim Aftermath is now available in stores and online TODAY.
About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including Marc Guggenheim’s The Adventures of Jonas Quantum, the fantasy action series A Town Called Dragon, and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit web series,Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Pressano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with best-sellers such asGodzilla: Awakening and Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few.
About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to worldwide audiences. Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world's most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $14 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com