Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Pacific Rim & Trick 'r Treat Top Legendary's New Comic Offerings

Legendary Comics announces exciting new titles to arrive in the Fall.

Guillermo del Toro promised more adventures from the world of Pacific Rim - and he has delivered. Legendary is taking fans back to the frontlines of a larger-than-life battleground with Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift, the official new comic series presented by director Guillermo del Toro, featuring a story from Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham. A continuation of the bestselling graphic novel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, the new Pacific Rim comic series will feature Jaegers never before seen in combat, squaring off against all-new Kaiju creatures.

Legendary is also proud to launch two original titles. First is the riveting espionage thriller Black Bag, starring Legendary Comics' first female action hero. This gripping series about a suburban wife-turned-covert government assassin comes from writer Chris Roberson, creator of the breakout comic iZombie (recently adapted into a network TV series), and features art from fast-rising talent JB Bastos, known for his standout work on Night Trap.

Legendary is excited to partner with acclaimed writer Steven Grant to bring you Cops For Criminals, a daring new crime-thriller series about a federal agent forced to find true justice in the criminal underworld. Pete Woods, whose long and storied career includes iconic franchises such as Deadpool, Catwoman and Robin, returns to pencil, ink and color the title.

To celebrate these launches, Legendary is also giving fans the chance to win an exclusive page of original artwork from the upcoming Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift. Participants are invited to enter at to win this one-of-a-kind prize.

Legendary Comics is taking the twisted stories from the mind of Michael Dougherty from the screen to the printed page with the announcement of two graphic novels based on Trick 'r Treat and Krampus. Hitting stores later this year, the all-new books are tied into the world of Dougherty's highly-anticipated big screen releases.

"I've been having way too much fun working with Legendary and the rest of my team bringing the ancient legend of Krampus to the big screen, and I look forward to expanding the film's dark Christmas mythology onto the comic page. And hopefully the fans who've been patiently waiting for TRICK 'R TREAT 2 will enjoy this deeper peek into Sam's world until he finally rises from the pumpkin patch once more. Happy Holidays." -Michael Dougherty

More information on each title will be released at a later date.

About Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift

Following the best-selling graphic novel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero, Legendary takes you back to the frontlines of a larger-than-life battleground with Pacific Rim: Tales From the Drift, the official new comic series presented by director Guillermo del Toro and Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham.

Prepare to do battle with all-new Kaiju creatures in this thrilling continuation of the Pacific Rim universe.

The series comes from writer Joshua Fialkov (The Bunker, I, Vampire, Elk's Run) and features artwork by Marcos Marz (Batman Confidential, Blackest Night: JSA).

Release Date: November 2015
Presented by: Guillermo del Toro
Story by: Travis Beacham
Writer: Joshua Fialkov
Artist: Marcos Marz
Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo
Format: 4 issue monthly series

About Black Bag:

A suburban housewife with a criminal past and a thirst for adrenaline is about to get a top-secret side job: carrying out the government's most dangerous missions.

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.

Legendary Comics presents Black Bag, a new 6-issue espionage thriller written by Chris Roberson (Superman Grounded, Fables, iZombie), featuring artwork by JB Bastos (Night Trap).

Release Date: Fall 2015
Writer: Chris Roberson
Artist: J.B. Bastos
Colorist: Jamie Grant
Length of Series: 6 issue monthly series

About Cops for Criminals:

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.

Legendary's new 5-issue crime-thriller series Cops for Criminals is written by Steven Grant (Punisher War Journal, Avengers, Hulk, X) with art from Pete Woods (Deadpool, Robin, Catwoman).

Release Date: Fall 2015
Writer: Steven Grant
Artist: Pete Woods
Format: 5 issue monthly series
Price: $3.99 single-issue cover price

About Trick 'r Treat:

The dark and twisted face of the cult horror hit Trick 'R Treat is back... are you ready for the return of Sam?
With the official graphic novel Trick 'r Treat, Legendary dares you to experience four all-new terrifying tales set in the universe of the ultimate Halloween anthology.

From the twisted imagination of series creator Dougherty (screenwriter of X-Men 2 and Superman Returns) and a top-notch team of horror storytellers and artists, comes this 4-part collection that paves the way for the Trick 'r Treat film sequel. Across centuries of Halloween horror, wherever fear lies, Sam will be waiting.

In Stores: October
Story By: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields and Todd Casey 
Writer: Marc Andreyko 
Artists: Fiona Staples, Zid, Stuart Sayger, Stephen Byrne and Christian DiBari 

About Krampus:

If you want to survive the holidays, stay off the naughty list.
Legendary Comics presents Krampus, the official graphic novel based on the upcoming horror comedy from writer/director Michael Dougherty (creator of Trick 'r Treat).
Unleashing the ancient Christmas demon Krampus and his maniacal holiday-themed henchmen, Krampus mixes fear, fun and festive thrills for an adventure that will change the way you see the holidays forever.

In stores: November 
Story by: Michael Dougherty, Zach Shields and Todd Casey 
Writer: Brandon Seifert 
Artists: Michael Montenat, Stuart Sayger and Maan House

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