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2017.05.06 – Greg Pak signs at Fourth World Comics in Long Island for Free Comic Book Day!

I’m making one of my very few public appearances this spring TODAY at Fourth World Comics in Long Island for a Free Comic Book Day signing. Come see, come see!

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I’ll be signing from 1-3 pm with Fred Van Lente, Charles Soule, Reilly Brown, and Cory Smith. It’ll be great! Here’s the address:

33 RTE 111
SMITHTOWN, NY, 11787
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Greg Pak’s writing a PLANET HULK prose novel, in stores this October!

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The rumors are true! I’m writing a prose novel based on the PLANET HULK comic book storyline! The book comes out in October and you can pre-order it here for 31 percent off.

The PLANET HULK prose novel will be my first published novel and I’m over the moon about it. The entire experience has been amazing, flexing new muscles and diving back into one of my favorite stories to find new nuances and surprises. If you’ve never read the PLANET HULK comics, have no fear — this will be entirely accessible to brand new readers. If you’re an old-school PLANET HULK fan, you absolutely don’t want to miss this — it’s packed with deeper looks and some surprising developments.

Huge thanks to everyone who’s been so supportive of my Hulk work over the years — this wouldn’t have happened with out you. Much love to all the editors and artists who made the PLANET HULK comics so special. And big thanks to my PLANET HULK prose novel editor Stuart Moore!

2017.02.21 – Greg Pak signing at Gosh Comics in London!

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Big news, London! I’m signing at Gosh Comics at 6 pm on Tuesday, February 21! Hope to see you there!

Visit the Gosh Comics Facebook page for more info.

Send CBR your Weapon X questions!

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So I’m writing and Greg Land is drawing the new WEAPON X book for Marvel that launches in April. And Comic Book Resources is running an interview about the book — featuring reader questions! Check it out and submit your questions today.

For more about the book, check out this December Marvel.com interview.

Holocaust Remembrance Day

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, here are a few pages from RED SKULL INCARNATE and MAGNETO TESTAMENT that depict some key events during the rise of the Nazis.

Never forget. Never again.

To learn more about the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, please visit the United States Holocaust Museum website, https://www.ushmm.org/

MAGNETO TESTAMENT pages were drawn by Carmine Di Giandomenico with colors by Matt Hollingsworth and letters by David & Natalie Lanphear.

RED SKULL INCARNATE pages were drawn by Mirko Colak with colors by Matt Wilson and letters by Clayton Cowles.

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2016.01.25 – Totally Awesome Hulk #15 – in stores TODAY!

A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted that Totally Awesome Hulk #15 might be the biggest team up of Asian American superheroes in a mainstream superhero comic ever. I’m thrilled to report that the book hits stores today, written by yours truly and drawn by Mahmud Asrar, with colors by Nolan Woodard, letters by Corey Petit, and a cover by Stonehouse!

The book’s already nabbed some rave reviews. At Nerds of Color, Keith Chow writes “I was actually moved to tears.” Jenn of Reappropriate writes, “childhood Jenn is all kinds of loving it!” And AIPT says, “Simply put, there aren’t a lot of comics that are as endearing as this.”

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So where did this big team up story come from?

Over the years, I’ve had tons of dinners and karaoke sessions with fellow Asian American friends and colleagues at various comic conventions and film festivals where we get real and real ridiculous and everything in between. And I found myself thinking that the Asian American heroes in the Marvel Universe would probably hang out like that every once in a while, right? So what would they do and say? What kinds of bonding and what kinds of conflict would arise? And then what would happen if the other shoe dropped and they had to go straight from a night out to a massive superhero adventure?

Right now just felt like the perfect time for the book — Marvel’s really expanded the roster of Asian American heroes in recent years with Cindy Moon (Silk), Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), and Amadeus Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk) all headlining books. And I’ve been itching to write classic characters like secret agent Jimmy Woo and Shang-Chi, the undisputed Master of Kung Fu. What makes it so much fun is that you’ve got all of this diversity within diversity, really interesting different angles on life within this group of characters, which allows for some nice subtlety and depth when you put ’em all together.

I’m particularly loving the chance to explore the way these different generations of heroes look at the world. In real life, Jimmy Woo’s actually one of the oldest Marvel characters — he starred in a comic way back in 1956, years before the Avengers and the Fantastic Four and almost all the others else hit the scene. In the context of our story, he’s the older dude, a kind of cool uncle who’s been around the block a million times. He’s also a secret agent, with a potentially much more ruthless edge to him than our teen heroes. So… tension! Drama! Adventure! And karaoke! The whole thing’s been a total blast and I hope folks dig it.

After I posted that gorgeous Stonehouse cover to issue #15 on Twitter, I was totally blown away by the overwhelming response. That post has been viewed over 400,000 times. It may be the most liked and retweeted tweet I’ve ever seen for one of my books. The excitement that folks of all different backgrounds seem to have for this funnybook about these Asian American heroes has been hugely inspiring and gratifying. Huge thanks to everyone who’s shared it — please do keep spreading the word and pick up that first issue today!

The story runs through Totally Awesome Hulk #15-18. You can get today’s issue from your local comic shop, findable via findacomicshop.com , or digitally at https://www.comixology.com/The-Totally-Awesome-Hulk-2015/comics-series/59404

Thanks as always, and see you in the funny books!

2017.01.25 – Totally Awesome Hulk #15, featuring a huge Asian American superhero teamup!

Check out the preview for Totally Awesome Hulk #15, which features what may be the biggest team up of Asian American superheroes to ever assemble in a mainstream superhero comic book! The book was drawn by Mahmud Asrar with colors by Nolan Woodard, letters by Corey Petit, and words by yours truly. It hits stores this coming Wednesday, January 25 — ask your local shop to hold a copy for you or pre-order it digitally at Comixology!

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2016.11.23 – “Kingsway West” #3 in stores today! Check out the preview!

Yep, Kingsway West #3, your favorite Chinese gunslinger Western fantasy, hits stores today! It’s written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland, and it’s awesome. Check out the preview below and ask your local comics shop to hold a copy for you!

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2016.11.04 – Greg Pak signs “Big Trouble in Little China” #2 in NYC

Writer Greg Pak will sign Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #2 at Midtown Comics Downtown in NYC this Friday starting at 7 pm! Check out the event listing at https://www.facebook.com/events/1599189517044427/

And click below for a preview of the issue from Flickering Myth! It’s the all-Kurt Russell fictional team up you never knew you needed, with gorgeous art by Daniel Bayliss and Triona Farrell.

 

Preview of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York #2

The Kickstarter Secrets book is done and available for purchase!

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Big, big news! At long last, I’ve finished writing Kickstarter Secrets, a 154 page, 61,730 word book chock full of just about everything I know about crowdfunding!

Whether you’re an early career creator thinking about launching your first Kickstarter or a grizzled veteran, this book is for you, packed with practical examples and stories drawn from my campaigns and featuring interviews with incredible Kickstarter creators like Amy Chu, Hope Nicholson, Jimmy Palmiotti, C. Spike Trotman, and Drew Westphal.

And you can grab the digital pdf of the book this very second at kickstarter-secrets.com ! Please do check it out!

As an added bonus, you can listen to five hour-long Kickstarter Secrets interviews with Amy, Hope, Jimmy, Spike and Drew right now on iTunes. Enjoy!

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