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Monthly Archives: March 2009

2009.04.03 – 04.04 – Greg Pak at I-CON 28 in Long Island

Comics writer Greg Pak will attend the I-CON 28 science fiction convention in Long Island this Friday and Saturday, April 3 and 4. For more information about the convention, visit iconsf.org.
UPDATE! Here’s Pak’s schedule for the weekend:
FRIDAY
6 pm – Sigining in the Dealers Room
8–9 pm – (65) Moral Codes & Ethics in Comics, Fantasy & Science Fiction (crossover panel with the Authors track) – with Terry McGarry, Charles Gannon, David Mack, Drew Henrickson
9-10 pm – (65) What Makes It Comics? – with David Wade, Bernie Hou, Andy Weir
10 pm – Meet the Pros Party
SATURDAY
12:30–1:30 pm – (360) Marvel Turns 70. What’s Next? – with Tom Brevoort, Joe Kelly, Peter David
2:30–3:30 pm – (180) Comics: Crossover Events – with Bob Greenberger, Tom Brevoort, Bob Rozakis, Peter David
3:30–4:30 pm – (180) Mythology & Folklore in Comics – with Peter David, Joe Kelly, Andy Weir, Michael Terraciano
4:30 pm – Signing in the same room as the previous panel

Just two days left to buy signed Greg Pak “Battlestar” and “Phoenix” trades in Planet Karen Benefit Auction!

Greg Pak has donated signed trade paperbacks (including “Phoenix Endsong,” “Phoenix Warsong,” and three “Battlestar Galactica” trades) to the Planet Karen Benefit Auction, which is raising funds for webcomics creator Karen Ellis, whose home was recently destroyed in a fire. Just two days remain in the auction — click on the images below to bid today!

Comixtreme loves “Incredible Hercules” #127

Another rave! Here’s an excerpt:

The script is top-notch, as is the art. It’s an enjoyable, well-paced romp (which is actually the best word I can think of to describe this series much of the time these days), and just goes to show that Hercules can actually hold his own title, as long as he’s in the hands of the right writers. Van Lente/Pak have proven themselves immensely talented, as they were able to make Hercules the main star, and make the book a good and intelligent read, without changing who Hercules is. He’s not suddenly a thinker, he’s still the way he always has been portrayed in Marvel Comics, if not in some ways moreso, as he is counter-balanced by Amadeus Cho. This is a great comic, more people should be reading it, just give it a chance and you’ll be charmed by this excellent comic. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Click here to read the whole thing.
“Incredible Hercules” #127 was written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Dietrich Smith.

First review for “Secret Identities” — with props for “The Citizen”

Von’s Comics has posted an advance review of “Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology.” Here’s an excerpt:

The anthology is worth the cover price simply for one of the least publicized appearances by Barack Obama in recent publication, and certainly the most hilarious.

That would be the President in “The Citizen,” written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Bernard Chang. Check out the trailer below for more Presidential action, and click here to buy the book for 32 percent off at Amazon.com.

Newsarama interviews Pak about “The Citizen”

Matt Brady at Newsarama has interviewed writer Greg Pak about “The Citizen,” Pak’s contribution to “Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology.” Here’s an excerpt:

NRAMA: Speaking about the tone of the story – it seems like it could be straight-ahead super-hero adventure, but is there a hint of anything else in there?
GP: With a patriotic superhero and the President of the United States as your central characters, you’re in for a tasty, heaping portion of political subtext, supertext, and satire. On one level, the story gives us a chance to explore and challenge very different interpretations of what it means to be a patriot and a citizen. But we’re also having a lot of goofball fun with giant airships and Nazi gremlins and whatnot.

“The Citizen” was written by Pak with art by Bernard Chang. The full six page story will appear in “Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology,” which hits stores on April 15.
Click here to read the whole interview.
Click here to watch the “Citizen” trailer.
Click here to buy “Secret Identities” from Amazon.com.

IGN likes “War Machine” #4

IGN has posted a review of “War Machine” #4, which hit comic book stores on Wednesday. Here’s an excerpt:

I’ll hand it to Pak. It’s tough to see Ares plastered on the cover and not assume his presence is merely of the cash-cow variety. But his presence really does serve the story, and he too causes Rhodey to reflect on a life ruled by war and killing. The more introspective this series becomes, the more it reminds me of Garth Ennis’ Punisher MAX, which is only a good thing.

Click here to read the whole thing.
“War Machine” #4 was written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco.

Planet Karen Benefit Auction goes live — signed Greg Pak trades included

From the official announcement from GirlWonder.org:

PLANET KAREN BENEFIT AUCTION
In mid February, Karen Ellis, the creator of popular diary webcomic Planet Karen, was made homeless and nearly possessionless by a fire in the apartment above hers, which resulted in the tragic death of the occupant.
The comics community rallied, and thanks to generous donations of money and equipment, Karen was able to replace some of her art supplies and find a new place to live. Her gratitude and determination are recorded on Planet Karen, but she is still unable to replace many of her possessions.
Girl-Wonder.org is delighted to announce a fundraising auction for Karen, thanks to the generous donations of the comics community. The auction runs until 30th March, and includes items as diverse as an “incredibly wordy” Wonderella giftset, handbags, jewellery, an original Phil Noto Black Widow Sketch, and the original artwork of this post-fire Planet Karen strip.
You might want to check it out!

The auction includes five signed trade paperbacks written by Greg Pak. Click on the links below to bid!
Phoenix Endsong
Phoenix Warsong
Battlestar Galactica Volume 1
Battlestar Galactica Volume 2
Battlestar Galactica Volume 3

Skaar meets Hulk in “Skaar” #12!


Marvel has just announced that Skaar, Son of Hulk, lately of the savage planet of Sakaar, will clash with his big, green daddy right here on Planet Earth in “Skaar” #12, which hits comic book stores this June. Ask your local retailer to order a copy for you today!
Here’s the solicit from Newsarama:

SKAAR: SON OF HULK #12
Written by GREG PAK
Penciled by RON LIM & DAN PANOSIAN
50/50 Covers by ED MCGUINNESS
We know what you’ve been waiting for. And it’s finally come. Get ready for the Marvel Universe’s most monumental clash this side of WORLD WAR HULK as the savage son meets his father’s fists, Green Goliaths smash, and the puny humans of Planet Earth learn the meaning of HULK! VERSUS! SKAAR!
40 PGS./Parental Advisory …$3.99

Greg Pak’s “The Citizen” trailer debuts!


“The Citizen,” written by Greg Pak and illustrated by Bernard Chang, tells the story of Franklin D. Murakawa, a soldier turned superhero incarcerated six years ago for trying to arrest the President of the United States for war crimes. But now there’s a new President in town — and he needs the kind of help only the Citizen can provide.
“The Citizen” appears in “Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology,” which hits stores on April 15. You can pre-order “Secret Identities” now through Amazon.com.
The trailer above was edited by Greg Pak, scored by David Libby, and voiced by Kim Ima and Victor Varnado.

2009.04.15 – “The Citizen” in “Secret Identities”

“The Citizen,” a comic book story written by Greg Pak with art by Bernard Chang, will appear in “Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology,” which hits bookstores everywhere on April 15.
For more about the anthology, visit SecretIdentities.org.
Click here to buy the book at Amazon.com.
And for more about “The Citizen,” visit www.pakbuzz.com/citizen.

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