Vault Comics Announce ‘Giga’, A New Mecha Series With A Difference From Paknadel And Lê
by Olly MacNamee
Alex Paknadel and artist John Lê, with colors by Rosh, letterer Aditya Bidikar, and designer Tim Daniel imagine a future world in which giant mechas have battled with kaiju and won. But, as this new series, Giga, from Vault Comics asks; what happen when the fighting stops?
Here’s Paknadel to elaborate more on this central concept:
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.
Due to come out sometime this summer – pandemic allowing – it will also sport a rather fetching Vintage Vault cover that that pays homage to Herb Trimpe’s iconic cover to Shogun Warriors #1 by Nathan Gooden & Tim Daniel. Here’s your first look at issue #1 now.
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.
And, as an extra bonus, here’s that original cover by Trimbe to Shogun Warriors #1