New 'Pacific Rim' Comic Book 'Tales From The Drift' Announced

The November-launching mini focuses on Kaiju/Jaeger conflict.
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The sequel to Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim won't be released until 2017, but that doesn't mean that the Jaegers get to relax for a couple of years. Legendary Pictures has announced Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift, a comic book series created with input from del Toro and Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham.

Beacham provided the basic story for the four-part series, with The Life After's Joshua Hale Fialkov writing the finished script. The series, which has art from Marcos Marz, follows the 2013 graphic novel Pacific Rim: Tales From Year Zero, and promises what Legendary calls "Jaegers never before seen in combat, squaring off against all-new Kaiju creatures."

The series is just one of a number of new comic book projects announced by Legendary ahead of this weekend's Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle. Also unveiled were five-issue thriller Cops for Criminals by Steven Grant and artist Pete Woods, and Black Bag, a six-issue series about a housewife who moonlights as a government assassin by artist JB Bastos, with iZombie co-creator Chris Roberson writing.

Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift will launch in November, with Cops for Criminals and Black Bag beginning at some point this fall.

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