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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Pak Talks Comics: Inside the engine of “War Machine” #1

Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column for Broken Frontier features an inside look at the creative decisions behind “War Machine” #1 — along with some hints of what’s coming up in “War Machine” #2 and beyond. Here’s an excerpt:

I’d had an eye on Rhodey for a while — I’d written an alternative version of him into the “1602 New World” miniseries and had tried to work him into a couple of other projects over the years. And I’d been researching the Holocaust for the “Magneto Testament” miniseries, which had led me to read about more recent genocides and atrocities. The new “War Machine” series seemed like a perfect place to tackle a character I’d always loved while exploring difficult questions of war, interventionism, and violence in the name of justice.

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Marvel posts six page preview of “War Machine” #2 has posted a six page colored, lettered preview of “War Machine” #2, written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco. Click here to read the preview.
“War Machine” #2 hits comic book stores on January 21 — ask your local comic shop to hold a copy of the book for you today!

MyCup O’ Joe includes “War Machine” preview art

Marvel editor Bill Rosemann takes the hotseat for this week’s MyCup O’ Joe at MySpace Comics with a preview of art from “War Machine” #2, written by Greg Pak and drawn by Leonardo Manco.
Click here to check it out.

Comixtreme raves about “Magneto Testament” #4

Adam Chapman at Comixtreme has posted a rave review of “Magneto Testament” #4, written by Greg Pak with art by Carmine DiGiandomenico. Here’s an excerpt:

Pak has done an absolutely brilliant job on this mini-series. It is so obviously crafted with such loving care, not to mention an enormous amount of careful research. It is perhaps the best writing I’ve ever seen from him, and I hold in high esteem a bunch of his works. But this is just something else entirely.
The artwork by Di Giandomenico is breathtaking. It immerses you in the story so wholly and fully, makes you believe what you’re seeing on the page, makes you feel all of the emotion that he puts on every face. Exquisite work. I love his pencils, ever since discovering his work on Battlin’ Jack Murdock. He was the main reason I started reading this book, I will follow him anywhere. A brilliant penciller who is deserving of the highest accolades.
An excellent read, yet again. Pick up this entire series, and you won’t be disappointed. An amazing read, from the moment you open the cover. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED, YOU MUST READ THIS BOOK!

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Comixtreme lauds “Incredible Hercules” #124

Adam Chapman of Comixtreme has posted a glowing review of “Incredible Hercules” #124, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente. Here’s an excerpt:

This book has a sense of fun and adventure which is rare in comics these days, and this issue is a perfect indicator of that. Hercules and his two female allies try to save Amadeus Cho and save the world at the same time, as Cho himself tries to engineer an escape.

The characterization of Namora, Hercules, Cho and Athena is once-again spot-on, and very entertaining. I really liked the ending as well, and am interested to see just where it goes and what it means. I’m sure it won’t last long, but knowing Pak/Van Lente, the have something good up their sleeve.

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CBR loves “Incredible Hercules” #124

Greg McElhatton at Comic Book Resources has posted a rave review of “Incredible Hercules” #124, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente. The kicker:

If you haven’t given “The Incredible Hercules” a try, you owe it to yourself to take a look. This is just a joy to read from start to finish, and then some.

Click here to read the whole thing.

Chadzilla Roars about Greg Pak’s “Battlestar Galactica” Vol. 1

The blog Chadzilla Roars has given the first volume of Greg Pak’s “Battlestar Galactica” comics series a rave review. Here’s an excerpt:

The creative team captures the tense drama and white knuckle action of the series, with the byzantinian plot twists they throw at the reader every few pages feeling organic to plot, rather than coming across as cheap “Gotcha!” gimmicks. I’ll be picking up and cracking open Volume 2 at some point in the, I hope, not too distant future. I’ve got some catching up to do.

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Paradox Comics Group raves about “Magneto Testament” #4

Paradox Comics Group has given “Magneto Testament” #4 a 9/10 review. Here’s an excerpt:

… it’s the intelligence and emotional power that make this one of the most vital series Marvel have published in recent times.

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TFAW loves “War Machine” #1

The bloggers at have posted a review of Marvel’s “Dark Reign” books and have some special words for “War Machine” #1, written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco. Here’s an excerpt:

War Machine #1 is nothing short of spectacular. We travel to the Republic of Santo Marco in South America to find a tribal war that’s reaching a breaking point. In flies our hero to save the day! Manco’s art is gritty and realistic. I found myself laughing out loud several times because Pak’s dialogue pretty much demands it.

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Pak teases upcoming Skaar developments at

Greg Pak, writer of “Skaar: Son of Hulk,” tells us what he’s looking forward to in 2009 with a few Skaar teases at Here’s the blurb:

Everything we’ve been building pays off in a huge way for SKAAR: SON OF HULK in 2009, beginning with the Silver Surfer’s return to planet Sakaar in issue #7. Surfer fans take note: a much-beloved face from the past will return in issue #8. And beyond that? It’s funny ’cause it’s true: Nothing! Will! Ever! Be! The! Same!

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