Vault Comics have just announced details of WE RIDE TITANS, an an epic new mecha and kaiju series from writer Tres Dean and artist Sebastián Piriz.
Here’s the official blurb:
Kaiju hit hard. Family hits harder.
Trying to keep your family from imploding is a tall order. Kit Hobbs is about to find out it’s an even taller order when that family has been piloting the Titan that protects New Hyperion from kaiju for generations. Between a spiraling brother, a powder keg of a father, and a whole bunch of twenty-story monsters, she’s got her work cut out for her.
Speaking about the series, Dean said “There are some stories where you just know, and when I first started scribbling out the bones of what would become WE RIDE TITANS on the Long Island Railroad in the summer of 2018 I knew. Having spent several years in the industry at that point I’d long wondered what my first creator-owned book would end up being. I often figured it would come down to whatever got picked up by a publisher first, leading to years and years of turning every single inkling of an idea I had into something I could show to a publisher. It changed with WE RIDE TITANS.”
He continued, adding “I stopped trying to cater to genre, to trends, and to archetypes and instead built all of those things around themes I wanted (or maybe needed) to work with. The result: a big, bombastic story about mecha and kaiju with all of the questions I had about family, siblings, pain, anger, and the possibility of reconciliation at the core. By the time my train let me off at the Bellmore stop I knew this was the one – and that I’d do whatever it took to make sure that ended up being the case.”
Piriz continued, adding “I gotta be honest, its giant robots vs Kaiju. Tres didn’t need to say anything more to have me onboard. But then I read the story treatment, and the scripts… It is a great story that will hit home for most of people. And all this working for one of the best publishers in comics. Working for Vault is in my bucket list since they launched their first books. You can’t ask for much more than this.”
Featuring a variant cover by the mighty Joshua Hixson, WE WIDE TITANS hits shelves in December 2021, and you can feast your eyes on Hixson’s cover and some early preview artwork below.
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