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Monthly Archives: May 2008

“Incredible Hercules” #117 scores stellar reviews, sells out

Marvel has announced that “Incredible Hercules” #117, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Rafa Sandoval, has sold out at the distributor level. The book will go to a second printing with a variant cover featuring interior art by Rafa Sandoval. Click here to read the full press release.
In the meantime, the book continues to rack up incredible reviews. A few excerpts:
“This comic is sheer entertainment.”
Comics Should Be Good
“… dammit if it isn’t the best Marvel comic out there right now.”
AintItCool.com
“Writers Greg Pak and Fred van Lente continue to mine the godly pantheons of the Marvel U. for juicy storytelling nuggets. When mixed with a healthy dose of off-kilter humor and relevant flashbacks, you have the makings of another butt-kicking action romp.”
IGN.com
“Though I’ve always had a huge man crush on Hercules, the stories that Van Lente and Pak are producing are actually making me love him more. They’re smartly constructed, laugh inducing, and are always packed to the gills with action.”
— Nick at Comicpants.com

IGN interviews Paniccia about the future of the Hulk

IGN has posted an extensive interview with “Hulk,” “Hercules,” and “Skaar” editor Mark Paniccia about the Hulk comics franchise. Paniccia talks about his collaboration with writer Greg Pak in great detail and drops a few big teases about what’s coming next. An excerpt:

IGN Comics: We’ve seen smart Hulk, dumb Hulk, savage Hulk… How will Skaar differ from the Hulk? Will he have a different power set? We often see him carrying weapons – does he actually need them or is it just for visual flair?
Paniccia: On a world as dangerous as Sakaar you bet he needs the weapons. He’s not invulnerable. But being half Hulk and half Shadow person gives him a unique physiology that only time will tell what his full potential is.
IGN Comics: Are there plans to bring Skaar to Earth or bring either Hulk back to Sakaar?
Paniccia: It’s not outside the realm of possibility, so stay tuned!
IGN Comics: I wanted to bring things back to Herc and Hulk to close out – what’s coming up for both series? Will the Thor/Hulk confrontation over in Hulk be as epic as we’re hoping?
Paniccia: I don’t want to spoil too much about Herc post-Secret Invasion, but the next arc is called “Love and War” and will feature an Atlantean blonde that Herc swapped air with during the WWH tie-in and a battle with some very cool women warriors. This arc is illustrated by the fantastic Clayton Henry (don’t worry Sandoval/Bonet fans, they’ll be back in the next arc) with amazing covers by Arthur Suydam.

Click here to read the whole thing.

Marvel announces Greg Pak’s “Magneto: Testament” at Wizard World Philly

During Friday’s Mondo Marvel panel at Wizard World Philly, Marvel announced that writer Greg Pak, artist Carlo Di Giandomenico, and editor Warren Simons are working on “Magneto: Testament,” a five issue miniseries starting in September.
An excerpt from the Newsarama interview with Pak:

NRAMA: What is Magneto’s status as we start this comic? Where is he and where’s his head?
GP: He’s a boy who wants to give a girl a silver chain. And then his entire world explodes.
NRAMA: Ah, so this goes all the way back to his time before the Holocaust? What can you tell us about the story?
GP: Magneto: Testament follows a Jewish boy and his family through Germany and Poland from 1935 to 1945 as they struggle to survive the Nazi rise to power and Hitler’s Final Solution.
NRAMA: So is this all about Magneto’s family? And will we see any other people with a relationship to Magneto?
GP: The book is all about our young hero and his family. His father in particular plays a huge role — as our story begins, he’s a German Jewish veteran of World War I who believes against all evidence that the nation that produced Beethoven and Mendelssohn will come to its senses.
And a young woman named Magda makes an appearance…

Click here to read the whole interview and view preview art.

Vote for “Super Power Blues”!

“Super Power Blues,” a short film written and directed by Greg Pak, is screening online at the Reel 13 website of New York’s Channel 13. Check it out and vote — the film that nabs the most votes by 5 pm next Thursday will be screened on television in New York.
“Super Power Blues” tells the story of a Japanese superheroine living in New York who has to deal with endless crises — when all she really wants to do is sleep with her boyfriend.
Click here to view the film and vote!

Pak Talks Comics: Interview with Michael Woods about “Outlaw Territory”

Greg Pak is contributing an eight page Western story called “Rio Chino” to an anthology book entitled “Outlaw Territory,” edited by Michael Woods. Click here to read Pak’s interview with Woods about “Outlaw Territory.”

Colorado Springs Gazette talks with Pak about “Skaar”

Bill Radford of the Colorado Springs Gazette has interviewed writer Greg Pak about his upcoming “Skaar: Son of Hulk” series. Click here to read the article.
“Skaar: Son of Hulk” #1 hits comic book stores on June 11. Tell your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

Gene Colan benefit auction begins — items include signed Greg Pak books

The awesome Clifford Meth is auctioning off a slew of donated comic books to benefit comics legend Gene Colan, who recently suffered liver failure. Click here to view the list and bid on the books, which include signed copies of Pak’s “Iron Man: House of M” miniseries, a signed “World War Hulk” trade, and a signed “Planet Hulk” trade.

IncredibleHulkOnline.com interviews Pak about “Skaar”

IncredibleHulkOnline.com has posted an interview with writer Greg Pak about his new series, “Skaar: Son of Hulk.” An excerpt:

IH:EOD: What is the basic concept behind the series and what are you trying to accomplish?
GP: It’s a way to explore this fantasy of savagery that’s been part of genre fiction since day one. Maybe the more civilized our daily lives become, the more compelled we are by action movies, westerns, gangster flicks, and swords-and-sorcery epics — and the Hulk, natch! We’re constantly frustrated and angered by stupid, unjust things in our daily lives. But we’re civilized people; we can’t smash. But the Hulk can. So we vicariously enjoy the righteous mayhem he creates. “Skaar” lets us take that a step further with an even more savage protagonist and world — both exploring and challenging this notion of the savage hero.
IH:EOD: So will we be seeing any familiar faces from the Planet Hulk storyline? Did you create some new creatures or adversaries?
GP: Readers of “Planet Hulk” will be richly rewarded — almost every new character has some pretty nifty ties to the characters and history we introduced in “Planet Hulk.” We’re deepening and expanding the world in some pretty cool ways.
The most important new character in issue #1 is our big villain, a former Imperial general known as Axeman Bone. When Ron Garney’s first Axeman pencils came in, I had to sit down and catch my breath. I want the action figure NOW.

Click here to read the whole thing.
“Skaar” #1 hits comic book stores on June 11. Tell your local retailer to order a copy for you today!

The ISB loves “Incredible Hercules” #117

From Chris’s Invincible Super-Blog:

In this comic, a Japanese god of evil who speaks only in Haiku fights a polar bear. So really, there’s no possible way that this isn’t the best comic book of the week. Maybe the year.

Click here to read the whole thing.
“Incredible Hercules” #117 was written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Rafa Sandoval and hit comic book stores on Wednesday.

The Stack loves “Incredible Hercules” #117

Alex, Justin, and Pete all sing the praises of “Incredible Hercules” #117 in their latest batch of Stack reviews. Check the video out here. The review begins around the 4:20 mark.
“Incredible Hercules” #117 was written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Rafa Sandoval. The book is on sale now — tell your local comic book store to hold a copy for you today!

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