AfterShock's Kaiju Score Is a Heist Film Meets a Monster Movie

AfterShock Comics has announced The Kaiju Score, an all-new series from writer James Patrick, artist Rem Broo and letterer Dave Sharpe.

“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,” Patrick said in a statement. “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.”

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“I’m excited it to have it out there because I love how rich it turned out once you get beyond the things like elevator pitches and genre mashing,” he continued. “The story, characters, and dialogue shouldn’t disappoint – I hope – and there’s a style, swagger, and attitude to it that bleeds off the pages – especially because of Rem Broo’s killer art.”

“Versatility is one of the artistic skills I’m known for, and in general I try to come up with something visually new and distinctive for every new comic project,” Broo added. “However, James told me from the beginning that what made him take me into consideration as the artist for this project was a specific splash page from a former comic of mine, Terminal Protocol. The image was of a character with a cool attitude drawn with extreme perspective angles. Connecting that image with the heist theme, I knew exactly in what direction I should go with the art style. But I wanted to highlight the heist theme in the story, so I decided to go with a clean, limited color palette, and a vintage illustrated poster-like style for the retrospective or descriptive pages of the comic, a style that can be seen in the cover art as well.”

  • Writer: James Patrick
  • Artist and Colorist: Rem Broo
  • Letterer: Dave Sharpe
  • Cover: Rem Broo
  • 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.
  • Brought to you by the James Patrick (Grimm Fairy Tales, Death Comes to Dillinger, The Monsters of Jimmy Crumb) and Rem Broo (The End Times of Bram and Ben, Terminal Protocol) THE KAIJU SCORE is what happens when a Quentin Tarantino film takes place smack in the middle of a Godzilla movie.

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The Kaiju Score #1, by James Patrick, Rem Broo and Dave Sharpe, goes on sale Nov. 25 from AfterShock Comics.

AfterShock Comics has announced a new series called The Kaiju Score, from writer James Patrick, artist Rem Broo and letterer Dave Sharpe.

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