In 2013 the Pacific Rim film was not the only story told from that universe, there was also a graphic novel prequel story, Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero. Since then fans have wanting more. More stories with the Jaegers and Kaiju and Legendary has been listening.
This past week through their comic book imprint, Legendary released Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift #1. The new official series is from writer Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker, I, Vampire, Doctor Who) and featuring artwork by Marcos Marz (Batman Confidential, Blackest Night: JSA). The story goes back to the start of it all, when the Kaiju first started to come through the breach.
In the first issue we join the pilots — husband and wife, Duc and Kaori — of the Mark-1 Jaeger known as Tacit Ronin who are in the middle of a fight with Kaiju. Throughout the issue we go back and forth between present time and the past when the two pilots first meet, giving us a little history on them as they struggle to put down the Kaiju.
The Good: It’s more Pacific Rim. If the movie sequel never happens then this is a decent consolation. It features the really cool design of the Japanese Jaeger, Tacit Ronin. Great looking art, that looks gorgeous in the Jaeger and Kaiju fight scenes.
The Bad: Nothing stands out as bad yet, still too early. The art in a few panels feels stiff.
Overall, if you are a fan of the Pacific Rim movie and are eager for more while we wait for the on and off again Pacific Rim 2, then you might want to check out Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift #1.