Guillermo del Toro’s kaiju robot-punching spectacular Pacific Rim is being made into a comic book miniseries this November, it was announced today. The four-part miniseries, officially titled Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift, is being written by The Bunker creator Joshua Hale Fialkov.
Tales From the Drift will be considered a follow-up to the graphic novel Tales From Year Zero, which released in mid-2013 and served as a prequel to the 2013 film. Also similar to Tales From Year Zero, this new miniseries will be considered an official part of the Pacific Rim universe and its upcoming sequel. Connecting the stories together, and providing an over-arcing story, will be Pacific Rim screenwriter and Tales From Year Zero graphic novelist Travis Beachem, with Marcos Marz handling the art.
Tales from the Drift is being released by Legendary Comics.
Released alongside this announcement was an official synopsis and solicit:
Following the best-selling graphic novel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, Legendary takes you back to the frontlines of a larger-than-life battleground with Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift, the official new comic series presented by director Guillermo del Toro and Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham.
Prepare to do battle with all-new Kaiju creatures in this thrilling continuation of the Pacific Rim universe.
The series comes from writer Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker, I, Vampire, Elk’s Run) and features artwork by Marcos Marz (Batman Confidential, Blackest Night: JSA).
Not much else is known at this point, but the miniseries will be four parts, with each costing $3.99 per issue, beginning in November of this year.
While it under performed domestically given its $190 million budget, Pacific Rim was a massive international success when it released in 2013, bringing in $309.2 million overseas alone, and $411 million total. Tentatively titled Pacific Rim 2, the sequel is slated for an April 7, 2017 U.S. release date.Source: Comicbook.com