Preview ‘Pacific Rim’ Graphic Novel Prequel And See How The Monster-Robot Fights Began

Everything about “Pacific Rim” indicates that Guillermo del Toro and writer Travis Beacham have their fingers firmly on the pulse of geek culture. Everything about their film, which comes out July 12, seems coated in the stuff that makes us go crazy for a new movie, book, or game.

A large part of that is certainly the mythology that the two have built for the world of Jaegers and kaiju. As Beacham explained in a Wired preview of the official graphic novel prequel, the duo mapped out years and years of unused stories just to make the universe more believable.

“We’ve listed every single battle that happens, where it takes place, when it takes place, what the kaiju’s name was, what the Jaeger’s name was, who the pilots were, and the circumstances of the battle,” Beacham told the magazine.

“Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero” hits shelves tomorrow, June 5, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Click the page above to see another full page and read more of the interview with Beacham over at Wired.

“Pacific Rim” opens in theaters on July 12.