Legendary Comics Announces Special Print Edition of  Popular Digital Comic Prequel PACIFIC RIM AMARA

Legendary Comics Announces Special Print Edition of Popular Digital Comic Prequel PACIFIC RIM AMARA

Set in the same world as the blockbuster film franchise, the origin story following the courageous young girl Amara Namani is now on sale in comic stores and online

LOS ANGELES, December 3, 2019 – Fans of Legendary Comics and WEBTOON’s popular digital comic PACIFIC RIM AMARA can now revisit the action-packed prequel to the blockbuster film Pacific Rim: Uprising in a special print edition featuring expanded artwork on sale now in comic stores and online. Set between the two franchise films, Pacific Rim: Amara is an origin story that hurls readers straight into a dystopia, post-Kaiju Santa Monica as they follow a courageous young girl named Amara Namani as she attempts to rebuild her life in the wake of tragedy and loss. This supercharged series was created by co-writers Cavan Scott (Doctor Who) and Zhang Ran (Ether), hailing from the United Kingdom and China respectively, and illustrated by Chinese artist BigN (Night Owl Bookstore; Special Repair of the Village). Link to downloadable preview art can be found at: http://bit.ly/33DLFhr. Follow Facebook.com/LegendaryComics for the latest news and updates from Legendary Comics.

As the Kaiju Wars rage on, Pacific Rim: Amara follows the young heroine whose life shattered when she is orphaned during a devastating monster attack. Fighting to survive as her city is destroyed, she finds shelter with a grumpy mech-inventor named Kai and his closest companion, Hannah. The trio forms an unlikely family in the aftermath of the invasion, looking out for one another and scavenging old mech parts to build their very own Jaeger, a pilotable giant robot with the power to protect Amara from the monsters that took everything from her. On a wild adventure through the destroyed landscape of Los Angeles to find the parts she needs to complete her Jaeger Scrapper, Amara becomes caught up in a dangerous and explosive mech-racing league and finds herself in a race against time to be ready for the day the monsters return. This epic prequel to the blockbuster movie Pacific Rim Uprising exclusively reveals the origins of Pacific Rim heroes Amara and Scrapper, as well as reveals the courage that rises when the world falls.

“We were thrilled to create a truly international entry into the Pacific Rim saga with a graphic novel co-written by a British and Chinese writer with a Chinese artist,” said Robert Napton, Senior Vice President of Legendary Comics. “This print edition of the comic expands upon the artwork seen in the digital version, so we like to think of it as a director’s cut.”

About the creators:
Cavan Scott is the writer of Pacific Rim Aftermath, the official prequel comic to Pacific Rim Uprising. Away from Jaegers and Kaiju, Cavan has written for such popular franchises as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Vikings, Star Trek, Judge Dredd and more.

Born in 1981, Zhang Ran graduated from Beijing Jiaotong University in 2004 with a degree in Computer Science. After a stint in the IT industry, Mr. Zhang became a reporter and news analyst with Economic Daily and China Economic Net, during which time his news commentary won a China News Award. In 2011, Zhang quit his job and moved to southern China to become an independent writer. He began publishing science fiction in 2012, with his debut story, “Ether,” winning the Yinhe (Galaxy) Award, as well as the Gold Xingyun (Nebula) Award. His novella “Rising Wind City” won the Yinhe Award and a Silver Xingyun Award. The Windy City, a collection of his short stories, was published in December 2015.

Artist BigN specializes in science fiction and suspense comics. He prefers creating artwork by hand and telling thought-provoking and atmospheric stories. He broke on the scene two years ago and has published a several comics in Man You Magazine, including “Night Owl Bookstore,” “Special Repair of the Village,” “Invisible Stars of the City,” “Forest Deep” and “Monster,” to wide acclaim. His comic “Deep in the Forest” won the thirteenth Chinese animation Dragon Award Best comic silver medal. In addition to Pacific Rim, he is working on the graphic novel Clearsky City.

About Legendary Comics:
Legendary Comics was born out of a passion for mythic entertainment, seeking out new talent and working with the best and the brightest in the industry to create transportive worlds, inspirational characters, and spectacular adventures that leap off the page. Founded in 2011, Legendary Comics has produced an exciting catalogue of original titles that continues to grow and evolve. From partnerships with industry legend Frank Miller to Grant Morrison’s Eisner-nominated Annihilator, Legendary Comics has a passion for innovative new stories, including the fantasy graphic novel The Heart Hunter, the historical fiction story Championess (based on the true story of Elizabeth Wilkinson) and Jessica Chobot and Erika Lewis’ hit webseries, Firebrand: The Initiation of Natali Presano. In addition to original titles, Legendary Comics also expands the scope of the cinematic universes of its parent company Legendary Entertainment, by bringing big-screen adventure exploding onto the comic book page. Working with the visionary filmmakers and the architects of Legendary’s Monsterverse, they have delivered the level of quality and authenticity our fans demand with New York Times best-sellers such as Godzilla: Aftershock, Pacific Rim: Aftermath, and Skull Island: The Birth of Kong, to name a few. http://www.legendary.com/comics

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Legendary Entertainment
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