I was pleasantly surprised to find out about this graphic prequel to the upcoming movie, Pacific Rim. I really liked the TED teasers for Prometheus, and I like the teaser/extended universe trend going on outside of more and more movies. I'm only in my 30's but I've come to consider myself to be more interested in "old school" sci fi (Heinlen, Asimov, Cherryh, McCaffery, Banks) than anything written in the past 15 years. I was actually a little worried the genere was dying, as any thoughtful and possibly optimistic writing about how human culture and social behavior might change with the introduction of new technology seems to have been superseded by monsters on spaceships and zombies. How are scientists going to be inspired to invent the next tricorder or replicator if someone doesn't dream it up in a book first?
I picked up this graphic novel with fingers crossed and was not disappointed. It is a very tightly written story - there are no wasted scenes, no weirdly choppy dialogue. I'm an avid reader of Fables, American Vampire, and Red Sonja, and this fits right in with those series in both the quality of the artwork and the narrative (actually, the narrative quality was probably better than Red Sonja. Sorry She-wolf). I recommend reading twice, because after the first time you'll be able to go back and pick out characters that show up later in the story in the early panels and learn where they were on K Day. I thought this was an impressive detail, but fair warning, reading this is only going to make you more hyper about seeing the movie, which isn't out for another couple of weeks. If you can pick it up and read it a couple of days before the movie, DO IT!
Also, not sure what the other reviewer was talking about as far as the partial nudity, I was actually pretty relieved that no one was naked in this, I didn't think there was any more nudity than what you'd see at an American beach, and the context was much more appropriate than what you'll find in many other books.