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Monthly Archives: September 2006

Greg Pak on FanBoyRadio.com TONIGHT!

“Incredible Hulk,” “Battlestar Galactica,” and “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” comic book writer Greg Pak is tonight’s guest on the live Fanboy Radio internet talk show, which begins at 7 pm EST. Listeners can call in with questions — visit http://www.fanboyradio.com for the full scoop.
Fanboy Radio broadcasts from http://www.fanboyradio.com, streams the latest episodes from http://www.myspace.com/fanboyradio and offers exclusive podcasts from http://www.fbrpc.com.

More reviews of “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #1

“X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #1, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Tyler Kirkham, continues to nab positive notices. Two recent excerpts:

“As with the first series, Pak has taken a rather simple Phoenix story and used it as a springboard for some interesting character material. And that’s the skill with this sort of thing.”
— Paul O’Brien, X-Axis
“… some nice character moments that once again makes me want to see what Pak could do with a regular X-Book.”
— Peter Dimitriadis, Unreachable Star

2006.09.13 – Greg Pak in person at Jim Hanley’s Universe in NYC

Writer Greg Pak will attend a signing at a comic book store in New York City on September 13, the day the Pak-penned “Incredible Hulk” #98 hits stands. The details:
4 – 6 p.m., Wednesday, September 13
Jim Hanley’s Universe
4 West 33rd St. (off 5th Ave. – opposite the Empire State Building)
Other creators at the signing include writer C.B. Cebulski, writer/artist Michael Avon Oeming, writer Bryan Glass, writer Tom DeFalco and artist Dave Simons.
Pak’s recent comics include “Battlestar Galactica” #1 (released August 30), “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” (released September 6) and “Incredible Hulk” #98 (released September 13.

2006.09.10 – Greg Pak live on FanBoyRadio.com this Sunday

From the FanBoyRadio press release:

HULK WRITER FACES FANS THIS SUNDAY
What’s more intimidating that being responsible for the words that come out of Marvel Comics’ most stoic and challenging character? Facing the world’s most critical fanbase! Writer Greg Pak has tossed the ‘Big Green Machine’ into space with his massive, multi-arc Incredible Hulk series, Planet Hulk and now joins the crew at Fanboy Radio to answer questions and talk comics.
Greg’s excited for the live hour saying, “The timing for the show’s great, since I have three books on shelves this month — “Battlestar Galactica” #1, “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #1, and “Incredible Hulk” #98. We’re doing some pretty crazy things with all of these books — looking forward to talking!”
Hosts Scott Hinze and David Hopkins welcome all of your calls and even provide extra incentive this week – a bigger caller prize pack! Everyone who makes it on the air, gets a FUNimation DVD like always – but this week, show sponsor ComicHole.com is also tacking on a $20 gift certificate for the first 5 fans on the air!
“And you better have a good question for Greg if you want the goods!” adds Hinze.
Tune in for Fanboy Radio #331 Sunday, September 10th, for Fanboy Radio with Greg Pak at 6pm Central (7pm Eastern, 4pm Pacific)
Fanboy Radio broadcasts from http://www.fanboyradio.com , streams the latest episodes from http://www.myspace.com/fanboyradio and offers exclusive podcasts from http://www.fbrpc.com.
— Listen next Wednesday for a special Comic Book Educators episode! —
Fanboy Radio is a live comedy radio show about the world of comic books and pop culture hosted by Scott Hinze and Oliver Tull. The hour of interviews, humor and information airs from the KTCU studios in Fort Worth, Texas on KTCU 88.7 FM – The Choice, online via internet – KTCU streaming audio and is syndicated across the United States and Canada. Fanboy Radio is made possible by Dallas/Fort Worth area comic book retailer, Y2Komics, the online comic book retailer, ComicHole.com, and the animation distributor, FUNimation Entertainment.

SilverBulletComicBooks.com gives “Battlestar Galactica” #1 four bullets

Caryn A. Tate at SilverBulletComicBooks.com lauds “Battlestar Galactica” #1 thusly:

All in all, this is a very well done comic, and I have to admire the creators’ ability to step in on a model of storytelling like Battlestar Galactica and continue in the spirit of its excellence.

Click here for the full review.
“Battlestar Galactica” #1, written by Greg Pak with art by Nigel Raynor, is in comic book stores now.

Five preview pages of “Incredible Hulk” #98 at ComicsContinuum.com

ComicsContinuum.com has posted five lettered preview pages from “Incredible Hulk” #98. The book is written by Greg Pak with pencils by Aaron Lopresti and goes on sale September 13. Click here to view the preview pages.

Silver Bullet Comics loves “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #1

Brant W. Fowler has posted a rave review at SilverBulletComics.com for “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #1, written by Greg Pak with art by Tyler Kirkham. Here’s an excerpt:

We all knew it was only a matter of time before the Phoenix rose once again from the ashes, but I have to admit I didn’t see the way it would coming. This first issue is expertly executed with just enough tease and suspense to hook you, especially with the last page.

The writing captures the various personalities of the X-Men, and for really the first time, or one of the few times, Greg Pak really differentiates between the remaining Cuckoos, giving them each a distinctive personality, and he pulls this off with very little dialogue. Also, the voice inside their heads and the significant statement it makes is both eerie and exciting.

Click here for the full review.
The issue hits comic book stores everywhere on Thursday, September 7. Be sure to ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you — and preorder Issue #2!

Newsarama’s Best Shots likes “Battlestar Galactica” #1

Troy Brownfield of Newsarama’s Best Shots crew has posted a great review of “Battlestar Galactica” #1, written by Greg Pak with art by Nigel Raynor. Here’s an excerpt:

… Pak really seems to have grabbed those character’s voices and made them work. Grounding the story firmly between established episodes (as shown inside the front cover) is a wise call for all concerned; it allows the story to branch off into different directions before returning to a concrete point in a recognized storyline.

Overall, it’s a strong start, playing with one of the great, unexplored characters of both BG incarnations. The ending is par for the course for the beleaguered band of refugees, and I see room for a lot of good storytelling as things roll forward.

Click here to read the full review.

Great BrokenFrontier.com review for “Battlestar Galactica” #1

BrokenFrontier’s Adrian f. Zettlemoyer has given “Battlestar Galactica” #1, written by Greg Pak with art by Nigel Raynor, a rave review. Here’s an excerpt (WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD!):

What the fans of the show get is a completely intriguing look at their favorite characters as the plot of this issue turns what we’ve known on its head. Bringing Zak back makes a great mystery and really lends itself to a wholly original look at the Battlestar mythos. Being able to see many of these characters in the flesh really adds a “behind the scenes” emotion that Pak cultivates for some great jaw-dropping scenes.

Click here to read the full review.

PaperBackReader gives an A- to “Battlestar Galactica” #1

Bart Gerardi at PaperBackReader.com has given “Battlestar Galactica” an A-. Here’s an excerpt from the review:

… [Artist] Nigel Raynor makes the characters recognizeable, consistent, and not terribl[y] identical to the actors and actresses they are meant to line up with. After exactly one page, a reader who is used to the look of the tv show can get used to picking the characters out, and a new reader will have no problems at all. I think that was a pretty good decision, and the art and the colors stand up well with it.
Second, this first choice of stories is inspired. Set in an important time in the series (before Ro Laren shows up, but after they get back from Kobol) it begins to tell a story of an indidious Cylon plot that threatens to kill all of them. While we, the reader, know how it’s going to turn out, they picked a story that will have lasting effects on the characters, and could actually have meaning in the greater universe.

Click here for the full review.

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