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2016.09.28 – Totally Awesome Hulk #10 – check out the preview!

Totally Awesome Hulk #10 hits stores on September 28, written by yours truly with art by Mahmud Asrar, colors by Nolan Woodard, and a cover by Terry Dodson. Check out the lettered preview! Then ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

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“Kingsway West” #2 reviews!

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“Kingsway West” #2, the second issue of my Chinese gunslinger magical Western is in stores now, and it’s nabbed a number of stellar reviews. Here’s a taste:

“Greg Pak is clearly crafting a story of epic breadth as Kingsway searches for his wife with seemingly the entire world standing in his way…. [Artist Mirko Colak] and colorist Wil Quintana give this book a unique and striking look.” — IGN

“Pak and Colak have pulled together a complex and well-realized world that feels iconic and resonates with archetypes of both the Western and Fantasy genres.” — Jeremy Radick, Capeless Crusader

“The world is fleshing out too and Mirko Colak does a good job showing us its underbelly. Plus there are giant rabbits, and people riding them with techno-mounts! They don’t look silly in the slightest, but very cool which is tricky to pull off I’m sure. The art in general has a pulpy feel to it and the dusty western vibe is felt throughout (check out the neat whispy smoke in the page below). There’s also a fantastic full page spread of Kingsway and his wife kissing with dragons flying about and monsters on a foreboding cliff that in one fell swoop shows us how love can exist in a world of magic and monsters.” — David Brooke, Adventures in Poor Taste

Ask your local comics shop to hold a copy of the book for you today or buy it digitally at Comixology!

2016.09.21 – KINGSWAY WEST #2 hits stores – read the preview!

Kingsway West #2 hits stores this Wednesday! It’s the second issue of the Chinese gunslinger magical Western written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland, and YOU WANT IT.

Check out the lettered preview below, where we learn more about Kingsway’s relationship with Sonia, his missing wife.

And then ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you!

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Jeremy Lin to co-star with Amadeus Cho in Totally Awesome Hulk #13 and #14!

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Ridiculously excited about this! As AMNY reported on Friday, the great Jeremy Lin will co-star with Amadeus Cho in Totally Awesome Hulk #13 and #14, written by yours truly with art by Luke Ross and covers by Bernard Chang! The first issue hits in December — ask your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

Here’s Lin talking about the book:

“They had me with Hulk’s hair. We’re kindred spirits,” Lin said. “It is an honor and a cool opportunity to become part of the Amadeus Cho, ‘Totally Awesome Hulk’ storyline. Additionally, I think it’s great that Marvel is making real efforts to add diversity to its superheroes and their origin stories.”

If you’ve followed me during the basketball season on Twitter, you know I’m a huge Lin fan, so this storyline is a dream come true — it’s the biggest Asian American sports star teaming up with the biggest Asian American superhero! Amadeus is a cocky teenager who thinks he knows everything and is going to be the best Hulk ever. Lin knows a little something about the greatness that comes from teamwork and what it takes to keep going no matter what. So in between all the smashing and hooping, someone big and green might just learn a little something.

Here’s another quote from Lin from the New York Post:

“It’s weird right? It was just a cool opportunity, and I think Greg [Pak] was really supportive of me and my story, so I’m thankful for that,’’ Lin told The Post, referring to the New York-based comics writer who became a diehard fan of the guard during his days as a Knick.

Don’t forget to ask your local retailer to order copies for you today!

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, live with Greg Pak at the Rose City Comic Con

The podcast of the superfun Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men panel I did at the Rose City Comic Con has gone live! Check it out here!

Had a blast on that panel. Realized I’ve written a heck of a lot of X-Books over the years — X-Men Phoenix Endsong, X-Men Phoenix Warsong, Magneto Testament, Astonishing X-Men, X-Treme X-Men, Storm… even Alpha Flight with Fred Van Lente, which is kind of X-Adjacent. And we talked about a ton of those books! Especially Magneto and X-Treme X-Men.

Jay and Miles are very, very funny and the audience was incredible. Enjoy!

(You can also subscribe to the X-Plain the X-Men podcast right here via iTunes.)

New webhost – testing, testing!

Just switched webhosts for GregPak.com and now I’m testing things out. Everybody seeing this?

Sneak preview of BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1 !!!!

Hey, friends! Huge news — I’ve been authorized by BOOM! to share the first four pages of the BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK book I’m writing! Yep, it’s a cross-over story starring the Kurt Russell characters from the two cult classic movies, and it’s been an absolute blast to work on. The book hits stores on October 5 and is drawn by the supercool Daniel Bayliss with colors by Triona Farrell and letters by Simon Bowland.

Scroll on for the opening scene — and if you dig, be sure to ask your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

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BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA/ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK #1 (of 6)
Publisher: BOOM! Studios
Writer: Greg Pak
Artist: Daniel Bayliss
Cover artists:
Main (2): Daniel Bayliss
Subscription: Michael Allred
East Vs. West: Michael Cho & Andy Belanger
Movie Poster Incentive: Oliver Barrett
Format: 32 pages, full color
Retail Price: $3.99
On sale date: October 5, 2016 (Final orders due September 12, 2016)
Synopsis:
  • It’s the mother of all crossovers as Jack Burton and Snake Plissken meet for the first time ever anywhere!

  • Done with director John Carpenter’s complete blessing, witness this melee of the mullets as two cult-classic characters made famous by actor Kurt Russell crossover in an improbable adventure.

  • As lightning cascades around Jack and his good ol’ Pork-Chop Express, he finds himself transported and driving through the horrors of what seems to be the dystopian future of…Escape from New York?!

  • Snake Plissken catches wind of Jack and goes on the hunt to find who is trying to steal his identity.

  • Prepare for the road trip of a lifetime, with Jack and Snake rumblin’ down the streets of a dystopian future to find what craziness caused Jack to jump through worlds.

  • Written by Greg Pak (Totally Awesome Hulk, Action Comics) and illustrated by Russ Manning Award nominee Daniel Bayliss (Kennel Block Blues, Translucid).

2016.08.20 – 08.21 – Greg Pak at FlameCon in Brooklyn, Table 154!

Hey, I’m tabling all weekend at the FlameCon 2 comic con in Brooklyn at booth 154! I’ll have tons of comics for sale as well as the Princess Who Saved Herself and ABC Disgusting children’s books!

Check out the official website!

The show runs from 12-8 pm Saturday and 11 am to 5 pm Sunday at the New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge, 333 Adams St., Brooklyn, NY.

I’ll also be on the “Breaking the Mold: Writing for Diversity in Comics” panel at 4 pm Saturday in Room B with amazing folks like Heather Hogan, Steve Orlando, Terry Blas, Sophie Campbell, and Amy Reeder!

See you soon!

2016.08.24 – 08.28 – Kingsway West #1 signing tour – NYC, Long Island, Wilmington, Philly, Annapolis, DC!

Big news! I’m doing an East Coast signing tour for Kingsway West #1, the first issue of my new Dark Horse book about a Chinese gunslinger searching for his wife in an Old West overrun with magic! Stops include New York City, Long Island, Wilmington, Philly, Annapolis, and Washington, DC!

Read on for the dates and please do come see me! I’ll have signed mini-prints to give away and will also be toting my children’s books, ABC Disgusting and The Princess Who Saved Herself.

Please do feel free to contact the awesome stores below to make sure they hold you a copy.

Kingsway West was written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland. You can check out some rave advance reviews here and pre-order the next few issues at KingswayWest.com.

Wednesday, August 24

6-8 pm – Fourth World Comics – Long Island

33 NY-111, Smithtown, NY 11787

http://fourthworldcomics.com/sales.html

Thursday, August 25

7-8 pm – Midtown Comics Downtown, New York City

64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038

https://www.facebook.com/events/1659285771058807/

Saturday, August 27

11 am – 1 pm – The Comic Book Shop, Wilmington, DE

1855 Marsh Rd, Wilmington, DE 19810

https://www.facebook.com/events/820631111370520/

4-6 pm – Amalgam Comics, Philly

2578 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

https://www.facebook.com/events/314423165575863/

Sunday, August 28

11 am – 1 pm – Third Eye Comics – Annapolis

2027 West St, Annapolis, MD 21401

http://www.thirdeyecomics.com/sun-82816-kingsway-west-launch-signing-w-greg-pak/

3-5 pm – Big Planet Comics – Washington, DC

1520 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009

https://www.facebook.com/events/1569931816635262/

Three volumes of BSG comics written by Greg Pak now just $2.99 each at Comixology!

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A few years back, I wrote twelve issues of a Battlestar Galactica comic book series that tied in with the brilliant Ron Moore reboot of the television series. Now Comixology is selling the digital versions of three volumes of those issues for just $2.99 each in its BSG sale! Had a ton of fun on that series and it had great art by Nigel Raynor and Jonathan Lau. Check it out and enjoy!

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