While we’re all missing our serial comics fix at the moment here’s an advance look at a new series from Vault Comics, announced today as debuting this summer. The full press release for Giga and preview art runs below.
Missoula, MT (4/13/2020): Vault Comics is thrilled to announce GIGA, an epic new sci-fi series co-created by writer Alex Paknadel and artist John Lê, with colors by Rosh, letters by Aditya Bidikar, and design by Tim Daniel.
Nobody knows why the skyscraper-sized mechs known as ‘Giga’ fought their bitter, centuries’ long war. All they know is that when the fighting finally stopped, the dormant Giga became humanity’s new habitat and new gods in one. When disgraced engineer Evan Calhoun finds an apparently murdered Giga, his society and the fascistic tech-centered religious order that controls it are rapidly thrown into chaos.
“You’ve seen giant robots battling mechs and kaiju, but what happened decades – even centuries – after the fighting stopped,” asked GIGA co-creator and writer, Alex Paknadel. “Our book depicts a world in which the robots destroyed every metropolitan center on Earth, instantly rendering a good chunk of the human race homeless. Then, when their war inexplicably and abruptly ended, they went dormant for so long that humanity moved in. The robots that destroyed our cities became our cities, and – perhaps inevitably – objects of religious worship to boot.”
“Now, imagine what would happen if one of these gods-cum-living skyscrapers was murdered. That’s our book. That’s ‘GIGA’.”
When approaching the art for GIGA, I thought back to the first evening I read the script that Alex had given me,” added artist and co-creator, John Lê. “I remember the excitement I felt while reading and watching the story unfold – the world, the characters, and the chaos that was to come. Like lucid flashbacks, each story beat brought me back to the exact moments where I fell in love with the worlds of Neon Genesis Evangelion, Akira, Tekkon Kinkreet, and too many others to list. My passion for these stories, worlds, and visual aesthetics is the energy I wanted to bring to the world of GIGA – a love letter in the form of a comic book.”
GIGA #1 hits store shelves in the summer of 2020, and will debut with a Vault Vintage B cover by Nathan Gooden & Tim Daniel, that pays homage to Herb Trimpe‘s iconic cover to Shogun Warriors #1, published by Marvel Comics.