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WonderCon 2013: Pacific Rim Trading Cards Announced and More!

Posted by Uncle Creepy on March 30, 2013

WonderCon 2013: Pacific Rim Trading Cards Announced and More!And the mighty marketing wheel behind Guillermo del Toro's Pacific Rim continues to gather speed! Hot on the heels of our reveal of the Pacific Rim graphic novel prequel's cover art comes a look at the newest collectibles on the block, Pacific Rim trading cards!

Unfortunately for most of us, these are only for attendees of the show, but we're sure you're gonna be able to find them on eBay and the like at nearly the cost of building your own Jaeger robot. Why? Because people suck. In any event these cards are smaller versions of the robot posters that have been coming out all week with some cool stats added in. We especially dig on the kill count area. Apparently Striker Eureka is the most badass of all, raking in 11 Kaiju kills! Check out the set below.

WonderCon 2013: Pacific Rim Trading Cards Announced and More!

WonderCon 2013: Pacific Rim Trading Cards Announced and More!

WonderCon 2013: Pacific Rim Trading Cards Announced and More!

WonderCon 2013: Pacific Rim Trading Cards Announced and More!

WonderCon 2013: Pacific Rim Trading Cards Announced and More!

In other Pacific Rim WonderCon news, Casey King was at the panel and called in with some quick details. Other than the aforementioned graphic novel, Guillermo del Toro introduced a new trailer that featured some big time robot on monster action including a scene in which one of the Jaeger robots lifts an oil tanker out of the water and swings it like a baseball bat at one of the flick's creatures. From what King says, the crowd literally went absolutely nuts.

Now for the bad part... According to Del Toro this trailer was created specifically for WonderCon and there are no plans to show it elsewhere. Guess we're all gonna have to wait for the goodies until they come. We're okay with that. It was also revealed that the flick features nine different robots and twelve different Kaiju creatures. For us we're sure that will all equal out into absolute giant monster nirvana!

Big thank to Casey for calling in with the goods. For more WonderCon coverage check out his website All That's Epic.

Look for Pacific Rim, directed by Guillermo del Toro, in theatres July 12th of 2013. Charlie Hunnam, Idris Elba, Charlie Day, Ron Perlman, Rinko Kikuchi, Max Martini, Rob Kazinsky, Clifton Collins, Jr., and Diego Klattenhoff star.

Synopsis
From acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro comes Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Legendary Pictures’ epic sci-fi action adventure Pacific Rim.

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When legions of monstrous creatures, known as Kaiju, started rising from the sea, a war began that would take millions of lives and consume humanity’s resources for years on end. To combat the giant Kaiju, a special type of weapon was devised: massive robots, called Jaegers, which are controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. But even the Jaegers are proving nearly defenseless in the face of the relentless Kaiju. On the verge of defeat, the forces defending mankind have no choice but to turn to two unlikely heroes--a washed up former pilot (Charlie Hunnam) and an untested trainee (Rinko Kikuchi)--who are teamed to drive a legendary but seemingly obsolete Jaeger from the past. Together, they stand as mankind’s last hope against the mounting apocalypse.

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WonderCon 2013: Cover Art Unveiled for the Graphic Novel Prequel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero

Posted by The Woman In Black on March 30, 2013

WonderCon 2013: Cover Art Unveiled for the Graphic Novel Prequel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year ZeroIt was during last year's New York Comic Con when we first heard about plans for a graphic novel prequel to Pacific Rim, and today at WonderCon in Anaheim, the cover art for Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero was revealed. Couldn't made the show? Then check it out right here!

From the Press Release:
Legendary Comics and Pacific Rim director Guillermo del Toro gave WonderCon attendees a surprise treat today as they revealed the cover art for the graphic novel PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO. The fully-painted cover was created by Alex Ross.

Hitting stores June 5th, PACIFIC RIM: TALES FROM YEAR ZERO serves as a prequel to the highly anticipated motion picture Pacific Rim from Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures. Chronicling the very first time Earth is menaced by incredible monsters known as Kaiju, these inhuman beasts rise from the ocean depths and threaten to extinguish all mankind! Witness the race to develop massive robot fighting machines called Jaegers, each one controlled simultaneously by two pilots whose minds are locked in a neural bridge. This action-packed book features many of the key characters from the film as we follow them in their early careers.

Written by Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham and with del Toro's hands-on supervision, this volume is beautifully illustrated by Sean Chen, Yvel Guichet, and Pericles Junior; inks by Steve Bird and Mark McKenna.

Click the image below for an even better look, and be on the lookout for more information on Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero soon!

 WonderCon 2013: Cover Art Unveiled for the Graphic Novel Prequel Pacific Rim: Tales from Year Zero

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Comic Based on NBC’s Grimm Coming in May from Dynamite Entertainment

Posted by The Woman In Black on March 1, 2013

Are you a fan of NBC's "Grimm"? Then you'll went to check out this new comic based on the show. Issue #1 has a cover by Alex Ross and story by series creators David Greenwalt and Jim Kouf. Check out Ross' artwork and the variant photo cover along with a synopsis right here.

The comic is written by Marc Gaffen and Kyle McVey and drawn by Jose Malaga. Fans that sign up ahead of time with their comic shop to reserve the issue can receive the exclusive photo cover. This Super Special Subscription Variant is only available for comic shop subscribers and limited to INITIAL orders ONLY!

It comes out May 22nd, and you can click here to pre-order the regular Grimm Issue #1 and here to nab the Super Special Variant from TFAW.

Synopsis:
Set in the world of the acclaimed NBC series "Grimm," Homicide Detective Nick Burkhardt of the Portland Police Bureau learns he is descended from a line of guardians known as Grimms, charged with keeping balance between humanity and the mythological creatures called "Wesen." Beginning this issue, Kelly (Nick's mom) begins her quest to destroy the Coins of Zakynthos.

Comic Based on NBC's Grimm Coming in May from Dynamite Entertainment

Comic Based on NBC's Grimm Coming in May from Dynamite Entertainment

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