Posted April 1, 2013 by Earl Maghirang in Comics

Alex Ross Provides Amazing Cover for Pacific Rim OGN Tales from Year Zero

If you’re already looking forward to Warner Bros.‘ upcoming summer blockbuster ‘Pacific Rim‘ then you’ll be happy to know that there’s a prequel graphic novel in the works from Legendary Studios.

The amazing thing about this is that the cover alone is worth something since it’s going to be done by the legendary Alex Ross himself. The prequel chronicles different parts of the ‘Pacific Rim’ universe detailing survivor’s accounts of the Kaiju attacks and the subsequent retaliation.

The story will be supervised by Guillermo Del Toro himself but the stories will be written by Pacific Rim’s writer Travis Beacham. Here’s the official press release which came out during WonderCon 2013:

“Legendary Comics and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro gave WonderCon attendees a surprise treat today as they revealed the cover art for the graphic novel, PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO. The fully-painted cover was created by Alex Ross.

Hitting stores June 5, PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO serves as a prequel to the highly-anticipated motion picture – Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures Pacific Rim. Chronicling the very first time Earth is menaced by incredible monsters known as Kaiju, these inhuman beasts rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinquish all mankind! Witness the race to develop massive robot fighting machines called Jaegers, each one controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. This action-packed book features many of the key characters from the film as we follow them in their early careers. Written by Pacific Rim screenwriter himself, Travis Beacham, and with del Toro’s hands-on supervision, this volume is beautifully illustrated by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, and Pericles Junior; inks by Steve Bird and Mark McKenna.”

Earl Maghirang