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Monthly Archives: December 2008

Pak Talks Comics: Interview with David “Get Your War On” Rees!

In the latest “Pak Talks Comics,” Greg Pak interviews David Rees, the creator of the brilliant, angry, harrowing, and hilarious “Get Your War On” comic strip and web video series. As an extra bonus, the interview includes four BRAND NEW GYWO COMIC STRIPS! Click here to check it out. And here’s an excerpt:

GP: You once promised to stop making “Get Your War On” comics when Bush leaves office. Is that still the plan? If so, what’s next for you?
DR: Just this morning I realized I have no post-GYWO plan, and that maybe this isn’t the best time to quit the one career I’ve ever had — seeing as how the entire financial system is collapsing and soon we’ll all be subsisting on a diet of roadkill and dryer lint. But for now, yes, I look forward to quitting GYWO when Bush leaves office. Maybe I can get a job burning books in his presidential library.
GP: You’ve been traveling like a madman to promote your new book. Any advice for other independent writers/artists for setting up and conducting a good book tour?
DR: Cultivate a desire to sleep on sofas. If you can’t manage that, write a huge bestseller, so you can stay in hotels while on tour.
GP: What are the best experience and worst experiences you’ve had while on the road with the book?
DR: Best experience: Meeting people and making friends!
Worst experience: Pegging my self-esteem to audience size at readings. THIS IS A DANGEROUS GAME.

Click here to visit the GYWO website and click here to buy “Get Your War On: The Definitive Account of the War On Terror, 2001-2008.

Miyazawa sneak previews a few images from a new Amadeus Cho story

As revealed in last week’s “Pak Talks Comics,” Takeshi Miyazawa, the brilliant artist who drew the very first Amadeus Cho story, returns for a new tale in “Incredible Hercules” #126, which hits stores in February 2009. Now Tak has posted sneak previews of a few images from the book at his blog here and here — check it out!

Pak Talks Comics: Reader Q&A

Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column is up at BrokenFrontier.com. Here’s an excerpt:

Scott H.: Now that Herc and Amadeus are back on Earth, will we see Amadeus searching for the real Kirby?
GP: Funny you should ask — “Incredible Hercules” #126, which hits comic book stores in February 2009, will include a story called “The Search for Kirby” that involves — you guessed it! — the search for Kirby! I’m particularly thrilled to report that Takeshi Miyazawa, the brilliant artist who illustrated the very first Amadeus Cho story back in “Amazing Fantasy” (v2) #15, is on board for this new tale. I just saw the layouts, and they’re every bit as subtle, funny, and moving as we’ve come to expect from Tak’s work.

Click here to read the whole thing!

Hero Initiative auctions Hulk lunch with Pak, Paniccia, Brevoort, and Janson

The Hero Initiative is auctioning off a December 11 lunch in Midtown Manhattan with Marvel editors Mark Paniccia and Tom Brevoort, “World War Hulk” inker Klaus Janson, and “Planet Hulk” and “World War Hulk” writer Greg Pak. The auction winner also takes home an autographed limited-edition hardcover of The Hulk 100 Project and a sketch from Klaus Janson!
Click here to bid!
The Hero Initiative is an amazing charity devoted “to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.”
Click here for more about the Hero Initiative.

Wizard names “Incredible Hercules” Best Revamp of 2008

Wizard Magazine has named “Incredible Hercules,” written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, the “Best Revamp” of 2008. Click here for Wizard’s entire Best of 2008 list.

Comixtreme loves “Incredible Hercules” #123

Adam Chapman has posted a rave review about “Incredible Hercules” #123 at Comixtreme.com. Here’s an excerpt:

This book is such a joy to read each and every month, a testament to the fact that Pak/Van Lente are one of the best writing teams in the comic book business today. They’ve taken Hercules, one of Marvel’s biggest oafs, and paired him with one of their newest, youngest characters, Amadeus Cho, and made them a fantastic buddy team-up, which is engaging each and every month.

Click here to read the whole thing.
“Incredible Hercules” #123 was written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Clayton Henry and Salva Espin.

2008.12.04 – “Hulk Family” #1

The “Hulk Family” one shot hits comic book stores on December 4. The book features stories about the Hulk’s relatives — including a Skaar, Son of Hulk story, written by Greg Pak with art by Jheremy Raapack. Click here for the official Marvel solicitation and click here for an interview with some of the creators about the book.

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