Well I finally got around to this. I had no idea there was a cheaper paperback so that was good. If you read the Pacific Rim prequel comic, you know what to expect. A rushed story and constantly shifting art. Like Tales from Year Zero, Awakening really would have benefited from an IDW-style 5 issue miniseries. Things go by way too quickly. There's no time to cherish anything and the hardcover going for $20+ is ridiculous. I'm glad I paid less than half that.
Another nitpick I have is I don't know why Legendary feels the need to have a handful of artists handle these short movie comics. It'd make sense for an anthology (like Godzilla Legends) but for something like this it's so unnecessary. The art is stylized (which isn't a bad thing on its own) but it becomes chaotic and uneven when you go back and forth between artists. It makes the final result messy.
Exterminate all rational thought.