Writer: Travis Beacham
Art: Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, Pericles Junior, Chris Batista & Geoff Shaw
Pacific Rim drops us into its narrative at a point when the monstrous alien kaiju have already been on Earth for more than a decade and the robotic Jaegars have begun to win the fight back against them. The prequel graphic novel Tales From Year Zero fills in some of that back story.
Framed as the work of journalist Naomi Solkov (not a character in the movie), the five-issue series comprises interviews with key players (Idris Elba’s Stacker Pentecost, Clifton Collins’ Tendo Choi and Charlie Hunnam’s Raleigh Becket among them), detailing their experiences in the ten years before we meet them onscreen.
We get to see the fateful K-Day when the kaiju first attack, along with the development of the human’s enormous robot suits and the training of the first pilot. “You can watch the movie and totally see it as a complete work,” Travis Beacham told CraveOnline, “[but] the comic sets up the world of the movie in a really organic way.”