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Monthly Archives: February 2009

Washington Times loves “Skaar”

Joseph Szadkowski has written a rave review of “Skaar” #1-5 for the Washington Times “Zadooks” section. Here’s an excerpt:

Big sword, big fists, always angry and ready to decapitate, Skaar is my kind of fellow. Mr. Pak has spun an intense tale to grab Hulk lovers’ attention and fans of a certain muscle-bound Cimmerian. It’s just a matter of time before father returns to see how much trouble his irradiated offspring has caused. I can’t wait.

Click here to read the whole thing.

Sneak preview of Ron Lim’s “Skaar” #8 art!

Ron Lim has come on board as the new penciller for “Skaar: Son of Hulk,” and Wizard has a sneak preview of some of his pages from “Skaar” #8, which hits stores on February 25.
Feast your eyes on the splash page to the right, then visit WizardUniverse.com to see more!
Here’s the solicitation for “Skaar” #8 from Marvel.com:

The first time the Silver Surfer came to Planet Sakaar, he was enslaved as a gladiator and became the most terrifying combatant the Great Games had ever seen. But now the whole globe trembles — for the Silver Savage has returned, not as a mere gladiator — but as the Herald of Galactus, Devourer of Worlds! The children of Sakaar turn to the Son of Hulk for succor — but what hope have they now that Skaar has allied himself with his father’s greatest enemy?

Ask your local store to hold a copy for you today!

“Skaar” #7 sells out!

Marvel has announced that “Skaar” #7, written by Greg Pak with art by Butch Guice, has sold out at Diamond. Marvel will go to press a second time with a variant cover using inside art by Guice.
Click here for the press release.

Marvel announces “Planet Skaar” at the New York Comic-Con – UPDATED

At yesterday’s Marvel Mondo panel at the New York Comic-Com, writer Greg Pak revealed that Skaar, Son of Hulk, will finally hit Earth in “Planet Skaar,” a new storyline beginning in May with the “Planet Skaar Prologue” and “Skaar” #11.
For more about “Planet Skaar,” check out the interviews:
Comic Book Resources interviews writer Greg Pak
Comic Book Resources interviews artist Ron Lim
IGN interviews writer Greg Pak
Wizard interviews writer Greg Pak
UPDATED: Two more interviews:
Marvel.com interviews writer Greg Pak
Newsarama interviews writer Greg Pak

Paradox Comics Group gives “Magneto Testament” #5 a “10”

Paradox Comics Group has given its highest rating to “Magneto Testament” #5, written by Greg Pak with art by Carmine DiGiandomenico. Here’s an excerpt:

I anticipate revisiting X-Men: Magneto Testament in its entirety in the not too distant future because, while each single issue has been outstanding piece of serial storytellling, I have a feeling that, looking at it as a whole, it’s possibly something close to a masterpiece.

Click here to read the whole thing.

2009.02.25 – “Incredible Hercules” #126

“Incredible Hercules” #126, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with art by Rodney Buchemi and Takeshi Miyazawa, hits comic book stores on February 25. Here’s the solicitation text from Marvel.com:

A special DOUBLE-SIZED issue that is the perfect jumping-on point for new readers! Proudly presenting, for the first time in Marvel continuity … the ORIGIN OF HERCULES! How did the young man who becomes the Lion of Olympus learn of his divine heritage? In what battle did he earn the title “Prince of Power?” And, most importantly, why does the goddess HERA hate him so, now that her DARK REIGN begins to fall across New Olympus? PLUS: In the aftermath of the Skrull invasion, AMADEUS CHO goes on “The Quest for Kirby!”

2009.02.25 – “Skaar” #8

“Skaar: Son of Hulk” #8, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Ron Lim, hits comic book stores on February 25. Here’s the solicitation text from Marvel.com:

The first time the Silver Surfer came to Planet Sakaar, he was enslaved as a gladiator and became the most terrifying combatant the Great Games had ever seen. But now the whole globe trembles — for the Silver Savage has returned, not as a mere gladiator — but as the Herald of Galactus, Devourer of Worlds! The children of Sakaar turn to the Son of Hulk for succor — but what hope have they now that Skaar has allied himself with his father’s greatest enemy?

2009.02.25 – “War Machine” #3

“War Machine” #3, written by Greg Pak with art by Leo Manco, hits comic book stores on February 25. Here’s the solicitation text from CBR:

Rhodey versus Ares! Man versus Immortal! War Machine versus God of War! With the life of one of his oldest friends in the balance, Marvel’s one man army must face the only warrior who can outdo his thirst for battle! Be there as armor meets axe, James Rhodes makes enemies in the highest places, and Dark Reign falls!

2009.02.18 – “War Machine” #1 second printing

“War Machine” #1, written by Greg Pak with art by Leo Manco, sold out at Diamond. Marvel is releasing a second print of the issue with a wrap-around variant cover that hits stores on February 18. Click here for more info from Marvel.com.

“Planet Hulk” makes the YALSA 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens list

“Planet Hulk,” written by Greg Pak with art by Carlo Pagulayan, Aaron Lopresti, Gary Frank, and others, has made the Young Adult Library Services Association’s list of 2009 Great Graphic Novels for Teens. Click here to view the whole list and click here for Marvel’s press release about the citation.

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