Vault Comics’ new series Giga, by Alex Parknadel (Arcadia, Doctor Who: The Eleventh Doctor) and John Lê sets out to answer the question of what happens to all those giant mechs built to fight the onslaught of giant kaiju after those battles have ended.
The story described as Neon Genesis Evangelion meets Knives Out, Giga takes place in a world where the dormant mechs have become living homes for humanity after the fighting has destroyed every large city on the planet. Simply put, the new series tells the story of what happens when one of the mechs — now worshipped by humanity as living gods — dies in mysterious circumstances.
In a statement to The Hollywood Reporter, writer and co-creator Alex Parknadel had this to say about the new series,
“I joke that Giga is a murder mystery with giant robots, but in truth, it’s a book about what happens when gods and their attendant belief systems die. Sometimes history deems these deaths necessary, even if they lead to great schisms, demagoguery, or even war; however, the lesson from history – and, I would argue, from our turbulent present — is that we need to be very careful in how we go about replacing our gods. Giga is set in a world on the cusp of one of these convulsions.”
John Lê, co-creator, and artist, remembered the first time he read Paknadel’s script for the project’s first issue and the connections to classic sci-fi that inspired it.
“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.”
The artwork and cover below is from the first issue from Lê and color artist Rosh, as well as a “Vault Vintage” variant cover for the issue by Nathan Gooden and Tim Daniel, created in homage to Herb Trimpe’s cover to Marvel’s 1970s series Shogun Warriors.
Giga is currently scheduled for a July release.
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