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Monthly Archives: March 2008

Comixtreme raves over “Warbound” #4

Adam Chapman has posted a rave review for “Warbound” #4 at Comixtreme.com. Here’s an excerpt:

This issue was flat-out fantastic. Pak is an excellent writer, and he clearly has genuine affection for these creations of his, the Warbound, as well as for the Leader himself…. It’s an intense and emotional battle that Kirk and Pak weave, a testament to the brilliant storytelling that these two men can create when working together.

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“Warbound” #4 was written by Greg Pak with pencils by Leonard Kirk and Rafa Sandoval. The book is on sale now in comic book stores everywhere. Tell your local store to hold a copy for you today — and place and advance order “Warbound” #5!

Newsarama loves “Incredible Hercules” #115

J. Caleb Mozzocco has declared “Incredible Hercules” his “favorite Marvel comic” in Newsarama’s Best Shots review column. Here’s an excerpt from his review of “Incredible Hercules” #115:

If it were just big, action-packed, melodramatic, funny fun The Incredible Hercules would still be well worth a reader’s time, but co-writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente don’t just stop there. This concludes the opening story arc of the Herc-hijacked book, and it does an incisive, even touching job of defining the characters of Hercules and Amadeus Cho. That it happens to also be a blast to read is just a bonus. This has very quickly become my favorite Marvel comic.

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“Incredible Hercules” #115 was written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham.

PopCultureShock.com loves “Incredible Hercules” #115

The raves keep on coming for “Incredible Hercules” #115, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham. Here’s the latest from PopCultureShock.com:

It’s great that Marvel was able to take the momentum Hercules gathered from Civil War and make it into one of their best ongoing series. The issue is filled with great humor, great character interactions, absolutely fantastic action (the list of badass things Ares has done grows longer) and a really nice moment where Hercules explains the true story of one of the old myths about him. I can’t say enough good things about this series.

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Pak and Van Lente give the Inside Look on “Incredible Hercules” #115

Writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente give a behind-the-scenes analysis of the first six pages of “Incredible Hercules” at BrokenFrontier.com. Here’s an excerpt from the discussion of Page 6:

GP: I know it’s a cheap gag, but God help me, I love having Amadeus pull the Bugs Bunny trick on Herc here. I tend to throw in a lot of these goofball moments into the scripts. Fred likes cutting about half of ‘em out, which is probably a good example of just why we’re so well matched on this book — unhesitantly saving each other from each other’s own foibles! Heeey… kinda like Amadeus and Herc, huh?
FVL: I think I’m as smart as Amadeus, but I also drink as much as Herc, so I’m not sure which one I would be.
GP: All we say for sure is that if Fred and I weren’t co-writing this book, one of us would be a super-villain.
FVL: Or we’d both be “co-super-villains.”

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2008.04.23 – “Hulk Vs. Hercules”

The “Hulk Vs. Hercules: When Titans Clash” one shot, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, hits comic book stores on April 23.
Click here for an interview with Pak and Van Lente about the issue at ComicBookResources.com — and tell your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

2008.04.16 – “Warbound” #5

“World War Hulk Aftersmash: Warbound” #5, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Leonard Kirk, hits comic book stores on April 16. Here’s the solicitation text:

Children of Gammaworld, remember their names! Korg the Kronan. Hiroim the Oldstrong. Elloe Kaifi. No-Name of the Brood. They survived the gladiator pits and battlefields of “Planet Hulk.” They withstood the titanic clashes and soul-searing revelations of “World War Hulk.” But today, under the deadly dome of Gammaworld, a hero falls — and the Warbound will never be the same!

Click here for more from Marvel.com — and tell your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

2008.04.16 – “Incredible Hercules” #116

“Incredible Hercules” #116, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Rafa Sandoval, hits comic book stores on April 16.
Click here for the CBR interview with Pak and Van Lente about the issue — and tell your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

2008.04.02 – “Planet Hulk” trade paperback

The trade paperback for “Planet Hulk” hits comic book stores on April 2, 2008. Written by Greg Pak with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, and Gary Frank, “Planet Hulk” is the epic adventure that spawned “World War Hulk” and the upcoming “Skaar: Son of Hulk.”
Click here for more info from Marvel.com — and tell your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

More “Incredible Hercules” interviews at CBR

Greek Week continues with another two “Incredible Hercules” articles at ComicBookResources.com. Check out yesterday’s interview with penciller Rafa Sandoval and today’s interview with co-writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente about Hercules’s past and future.

WizardUniverse.com interviews Pak and Garney about “Skaar: Son of Hulk”

Writer Greg Pak and artist Ron Garney have been interviewed by WizardUniverse.com about their upcoming “Skaar: Son of Hulk” series. An excerpt from the Pak interview:

What is it about the world of Sakaar that has really dug itself into your brain? How different is the world now from the rather dire state we saw it in at the end of “Planet Hulk”?
PAK: What makes Sakaar such a rich milieu for storytelling right now is that the war against the Red King and the explosion that leveled Crown City have destroyed all central authority and social control. This is a shattered, war-torn world plagued by monsters and bandits in which the stakes are as high as they possibly can be. Every second of the day is a fight for life and death—and when the survival of some means certain death for others, every second becomes a test of what it means to be a hero in a world this brutal and lawless.

And an excerpt from the Garney interview:

I know you haven’t done any pages yet, but do you have any feelings about what you’re most excited to draw in this story?
GARNEY: To be honest, I’m really most excited about the idea of the flavor of this character. Like I said, he’s a Conan-like character. On his planet, that’s their way. He’s more of a warrior-type, and it’ll be fun to remove ourselves from this planet and go to more fantasy land—add a Frazetta-type flavor to the book. I’m probably the most excited about that. It’s different.
And I hadn’t really done anything like that. I mean, I did Silver Surfer. And I wanted to do that on Silver Surfer, but when I’d first taken over that book, he’d been in outer space for so long with the Ron Lim era. But I wanted to do even more. I wanted to do sci-fi fantasy with that book and not so much comic book as fantasy illustration. I think I’ll be able to do that more with this book.

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