Pacific Rm: Tales From the Drift Issue #3 is the third of four issues in Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift. The issue was released January 6, 2016.[2]

Official Summary

"Following the best-selling graphic novel Tales From Year Zero, Legendary takes you back to the front lines of a larger-than-life battleground with Pacific Rim: Tales From The Drift. The official new comic series presented by director Guillermo del Toro and Pacific Rim screenwriter Travis Beacham. As Duc and Kaori recover from their injuries they struggle to accept life without the drift. Meanwhile, a new Kaiju threat means the rise of another Jaeger — introducing Victory Alpha!"
—Legendary Comics[3]

Plot Summary

July 5, 2016, two weeks after the events of their battle with Itak, Duc wakes up at the Tokyo Medical Center. There, he and Kaori are visited by Stacker Pentecost and Mako Mori. When Kaori takes Mako aside to talk to her, Stacker informeds Duc that, because of the damage their nervous systems sustained in the previous battle, they were no longer capable of safely piloting Jaeger's and are honorably discharged.

As Duc and Stacker talk, a Category II Kaiju, codenamed Ragnarok, emerges from the Breach in Tokyo Bay. Although Victory Alpha initially has the upper hand, the Kaiju is revealed to possess another set of arms. Ragnarok destroys the Victory Alpha, but its pilots, Kagiso and Itu (a sibling team), survive. With Coyote Tango still under repair, Stacker is left with no option but to order Duc and Kaori to pilot Tacit Ronin and defend Tokyo, although he warms them that the neural overload will kill them.




Pan Pacific Defense Corps.

Civilians and Military


  • The silhouettes of Knifehead and Striker Eureka appear in the background of Duc's dream about Koari and the Drift.
  • A young boy can be seen playing with a Kaiju action figure that resembles Otachi in top right side of the panel during Mako and Kaori's conversation.



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