PACIFIC RIM: THE BLACK - A Prequel Story To The Netfllix Original Anime Series Titled BLACKOUT Is On Sale Now

Netflix and Legendary Television's hit Pacific Rim anime series The Black has received such a positive response that a graphic novel prequel about Herc Hansen called Blackout has just been released.

When Pacific Rim was released in 2013, Guillermo del Toro released an homage to anime, mecha, and kaiju, all in a single film. Starring Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy, Undeclared), Ron Perlman (Hellboy, Blade), Idris Elba (Thor: Ragnarok, The Suicide Squad), and Charlie Day (It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, The Lego Movie), the flick made enough money to become del Toro's most commercially successful film.

Nearly a decade later, the movie has spawned a fleshed-out franchise. The film received a sequel in Pacific Rim: Uprising in 2018, which starred John Boyega (Attack the Block, Star Wars: Episode VII-IX) alongside a mix of new and returning supporting cast members. However, it was widely considered worse than Guillermo del Toro's initial film.

Luckily for fans of the kaiju and mecha franchise, there have been other mediums in which Pacific Rim has thrived. The best example is Pacific Rim: The Black, a Netflix Original anime series that is so popular a prequel graphic novel Pacific Rim: Blackout has just been released  - check out the official press release below!



The graphic novel tells an all‐new adventure featuring fan-favorite Herc Hansen in a prequel story based on the hit Legendary Television and Netflix Original Anime Series "Pacific Rim: The Black"

Legendary Comics' new companion graphic novel Pacific Rim: Blackout is now on sale, further expanding the epic mythology based on Legendary Entertainment and Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster film franchise. From writer Cavan Scott (Star Wars: The High Republic and Shadow Service) and artist Nelson Dániel (Detective Pikachu, TMNT, Clue), Pacific Rim: Blackout allows readers to revisit the world of Legendary Television and Netflix's Original Anime Series Pacific Rim: The Black in an all‐new prequel adventure featuring fan-favorite character Herc Hansen and recounting the events leading up to Season One of the hit television show.

We've included several interior pages from the graphic novel along with the official synopsis at the bottom. Take a look for yourself and as always, be sure to share your thoughts in the usual spot!







The PPDC Ranger returns as a world‐weary jaeger pilot dragged into battle as an influx of kaiju threatens to destroy the Australian continent and all its inhabitants. Along with his niece Olivia, his copilot Cooper, and Marshal Rask, Herc faces brand‐new kaiju of epic proportions while battling his own inner demons.  

Pacific Rim: Blackout is on sale now from Legendary Comics, and Pacific Rim: The Black is currently streaming on Netflix.

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