Legendary Announces "Pacific Rim" Comics Series, Two Original Titles

Legendary's comic book division is set to grow with three new miniseries, each with high-profile creative talent attached.

First, Legendary dips into its successful film division with "Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift," a new comic book series based on the Guillermo del Toro-directed 2013 film. The series is set to feature a "Jaegers never before seen in combat, squaring off against all-new Kaiju creatures," with a story from "Pacific Rim" screenwriter Travis Beacham. The four-issue monthly series is scheduled to launch in November from the creative team of Joshua Hale Fialkov and Marcos Marz. The series is said by Legendary to be a follow-up to "Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero," the film's previously released prequel graphic novel.

Legendary also has two concepts original to comics on the way: The six-issue "Black Bag," from writer Chris Roberson and artist J.B. Bastos; and the five-issue "Cops for Criminals," by writer Steven Grant and artist Pete Woods.

Here's the official description of "Black Bag": "Renear is tired of playing by the rules. A valedictorian and top athlete in her younger years, she's sacrificed a promising career to tie the knot and play house... isn't there more to life than this? Of course there is - if you're willing to take the shot. It's time the world found out what she is truly capable of."

And the "Cops for Criminals" synopsis: "When a federal agent becomes a victim of the system he has sworn to uphold, he finds true justice in the criminal underworld. Agent Woods was one of the best - but everything changed when he was wrongfully convicted and labeled a traitor. After serving his time, this ex-convict is cut loose onto the lawless streets to fight corruption on both sides of the law. Even criminals need a code - and every code needs an enforcer."

Both "Black Bag" and "Cops For Criminals" are scheduled for release this fall, with no specific month yet attached.

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