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Monthly Archives: February 2008

“Incredible Hercules” #114 scores a rave from Comixtreme

“Incredible Hercules” #114, which hits comic book stores Wednesday, February 20, has scored a rave review from Blake M. Petit at Comixtreme.com. An excerpt:

As I’ve come to expect from Greg Pak, this was a highly entertaining, truly exciting issue. He and Fred Van Lente have managed to seamlessly blend Hercules’ classical origins with his status of a superhero, with flashes from everything from a pre-Illiad Troy to Herc’s stint with the Champions of Los Angeles… I’ve got to say it again – I’ve quickly fallen in love with this book. It’s one of Marvel’s best.

Click here for the full review. And click here for a preview of the first six pages.

Tuesday Sneaks! Khoi Pham pencils from “Hulk Vs. Hercules”!

We’re launching a brand new feature here at PakBuzz.com — Tuesday Sneaks, wherein we show off awesome (and usually never-before-seen) preview art from upcoming Greg Pak comic books.
Today, feast your eyes on these gorgeous Khoi Pham pencils from the “Hulk Vs. Hercules” one shot written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and arriving in comic book stores on April 23. Tell your retailer to reserve a copy for you today — and come back next week for more! thrilling! Tuesday Sneaks!

2008.03.19 – Pak, Van Lente, and Pham to sign “Incredible Hercules” #115 at Jim Hanley’s Universe in NYC

“Incredible Hercules” co-writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and penciller Khoi Pham will sign copies of “Incredible Hercules” #115 at Jim Hanley’s Universe in New York City from 6 to 8 pm on March 19.
The event also includes a discussion of how their comic book comes together from concept to script to finished art.
Jim Hanley’s Universe is located at 4 West 33rd St., New York City, across from the Empire State Building. For more information, visit Jim Hanley’s Universe.
Comixtreme calls “Incredible Hercules” “one of a very few ‘must-read’ books in the Marvel line-up” while EyeOnComics.com writes, “This is everything one could hope for in a Marvel super-hero comic: clever, down to earth, action-packed and entertaining.”

Pak Talks Comics: “Warbound” #3 preview with commentary!


The latest “Pak Talks Comics” column has gone live at BrokenFrontier.com — this time featuring six colored, lettered preview pages from “Warbound” #3, along with commentary by writer Greg Pak. Pak also answers a few Hulk-related reader questions.
Click here to read the article and click here to submit your questions for future columns.

Hasbro’s Super Hero Squad toy line to feature Planet Hulk, World War Hulk figures



This just in from MarvelousNews.com — Hasbro has released images of awesome new action figures from Toy Fair 2008 — featuring the Hulk and the Silver Savage from Greg Pak’s “Planet Hulk” saga and the Hulk and a Hulkbuster Iron Man from Pak’s “World War Hulk” epic.
IncredibleHulkOnline.com has more.

A Tribute to Stephane Peru

Today’s “Pak Talks Comics” column at BrokenFrontier.com is a tribute to Stephane Peru, the brilliant “Incredible Hercules” colorist who passed away over the weekend.
“Incredible Hercules” writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, editors Mark Paniccia and Nate Cosby, and penciller Khoi Pham show off five gorgeously colored pages from “Incredible Hercules” #114 and discuss sky textures, embers and ash, pink convertibles, and the greatness of Stephane Peru.
Click here to read the column.

Happy Valentine’s Day, puny humans!


Image from “Incredible Hulk” #104, part of the “Planet Hulk” epic, available now at Amazon.com.

Pak launches AsianAmericanComics.com

Filmmaker turned comic book writer Greg Pak has a new side project — AsianAmericanComics.com, bringing you the latest news about Asian American comic books, comic book characters, and comic book creators.
Click here to view the site and click here to sign up for the newsletter.

Godspeed, Stephane Peru

I’ve just gotten word from Marvel editor Nate Cosby that Stephane Peru, the brilliant colorist of “Incredible Hercules,” has died. Stephane brought deep aesthetic sensitivity and boundless humor to his work, making every email he sent us a joy to receive and every page we gave him simultaneously funnier and more heroic. My deepest condolences to Stephane’s friends and family.
— Greg Pak
UPDATE: Newsarama has posted a story with quotes from a number of Stephane’s colleagues and collaborators.

Greg Pak shares Best Writer kudos at PulpFictionOnline.com

Mike Guardabascio at PulpFictionOnline has dubbed Greg Pak and Ed Brubaker as the year’s best mainstream comic book writers. Here’s the blurb about Pak:

No question about it, nobody turned in more solid performances than these two guys this year, in mainstream books at least. Greg Pak changed the tenor of big events with his universe-spanning Planet Hulk epic, followed by the spectacular World War Hulk, which was marketed as its own event but which reads much better as a sequel to PH. Pak did an event with characters true to their cores (unlike Civil War), that improved a major character without retconning or changing him too much. Pak’s Hulk is spectacular, and not to be missed.

Click here to read the full article.

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