While there are some potentially interesting characters and nice use of color in the comic, Pacific Rim: Tales from the Drift #1 feels like a whole lot of nothing. It’s visually uninteresting and doesn’t seem to want to take any risks storywise with its core concept. It’s not even empty calories. It’s just a straight empty canteen in the desert that is a world without a sequel to Pacific Rim, and that’s somehow even more disappointing than if that canteen was just filled with Kaiju Blue.
The Devilers just kind of throws you into the middle of a story. Normally, a first issue sets some context for you to work with, but the story just sort of explodes around you here and you have to piece together what’s going on. The issue has a sort of interesting premise, but everything else that’s going on is pretty uninteresting.