A new series announced this morning by AfterShock Comics, The Kaiju Score, is something of a cross between Godzilla and a Quentin Tarantino heist movie; plenty of blood, plenty of violence, plenty of crime, and one big-ass kaiju! Or, as writer and co-creator James Patrick (Grimm Fairy Tales, Death Comes to Dillinger, The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb) puts it:
I think the fastest way for to describe it in general is what I put in the pitch. The Kaiju Score is a Quentin Tarantino film taking place in some corner of a Godzilla movie. You have this giant canvas of a kaiju attack occurring, and as it happens there’s this more personal story going on. And after that setup, it explores how these four characters, who are in just the worst situation in their lives, believe the only way out is to do this impossible thing. This crazy crime. It’s about that desperation.
Created by writer Patrick and artist Rem Broo (The End Times of Bram and Ben, Terminal Protocol), AfterShock have offered up a first look at some interior art from The Kaiju Score #1, out 25th November.
As a fan of film like Pacific Rim and the recent Gareth Edwards’ helmed Godzilla, as well as a long-time Tarantino fan, I’m most definitely in on this fascinating looking new book. Especially as, unlike Cloverfield, we get a pretty damn good look at the kaiju of the comics’ title. Or, is it?
It’s the most dangerous heist ever attempted. Four desperate criminals are going all in on a once-in-a-lifetime chance to steal millions in art and turn their miserable lives around. The catch? They have to pull it off under the nose of a one thousand-ton kaiju. And a giant monster might just be the least of their problems.