- "Santa Monica, 2034. In a city that was once the jewel of the West Coast, a new world has emerged: one rising up from the ashes of giant robots and giant monsters. In this futuristic aftermath, we will meet a new generation of survivors, including Jake Pentecost, son of Stacker Pentecost, who is searching for answers behind the death of his Legendary father; Griffin, a Jaeger pilot who has gone from defending the world to piloting an illegal Jaeger enforcer for a mob boss; and the Mech Czar, a techno-criminal overlord who rules the underworld with a steel fist. Set against a neo-noir backdrop of street gangs, Kaiju worshipers, and Jaeger Scrapyards, a mysterious but familiar figure arrives with a dangerous agenda…""
- —Official Description
Aftermath (Part One)
Former Jaeger Pilot Joshua Griffin wallows in self-pity as he recounts his celebrity as the pilot Vulcan Specter alongside co-pilot Tyler Zachery. Bitter that he has been forgotten, Griffin goes to work for a black market dealer named Mech Czar, a woman in search of Jaeger parts from decommissioned Jaegers.
Together with several others working for Mech Czar, Griffin enters the Santa Monica Scrapyard to obtain a plasma capacitor, and discovers the remains of Vulcan Specter. Griffin's team comes under an unexpected attack when they're ambushed by Giovanni Capello, a crime boss in Santa Monica also interested in the acquisition of Jaeger parts.
Hannibal Chau (Part One)
A scarred and morose Hannibal Chau returns to his hometown in Los Angels and attempts to rebuild his name from the ground up. He observes the arrogant Jaeger pilot, Joshua Griffin, get into a fight with a dealer in a noodle restaurant before he is kicked out of the establishment for disturbing the peace. Hannibal follows the dealer through Chinatown and attacks him for dealing on his turf.
I am Pentecost (Part One)
Jake Pentecost is informed by Sonny, a fellow black market dealer, that Giovanni Capello has left Santa Monica to attend to business "elsewhere". Jake uses the crime boss' absence to break into his mansion to gain access to Giovanni's collection of "Jaeger artifacts" taken from the PPDC in the hopes of using the Drift Core from Striker Eureka to glimpse the final moments of his father, Stacker Pentecost.
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- January 8, 2018, actor John Boyega stated on his official Instagram account that Aftermath had been rescheduled for March 21, 2018.[note 1] This was later corrected by author Cavan Scott and retail store, Midtown Comics.