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Monthly Archives: July 2009

UPDATED: “World War Hulks” interview with Pak and Loeb at IGN

IGN has posted an interview with “Incredible Hulk” writer Greg Pak and “Hulk” writer Jeph Loeb about the upcoming “World War Hulks” storyline. Here’s an excerpt:

IGN Comics: Time for some fun – we’d like to know your personal favorites in this massive battle. Who is your favorite to write? Who is the strongest? Who do you think will surprise the fans?
Loeb: I’ve been very lucky to see the terrific response to Red, so he’s the first one to come to mind. In Hulk #13, A-Bomb gets a major shift character-wise and I suspect will have everyone talking. Then, there’s the new Red She-Hulk who brings a different voice to She-Hulk — and I loved writing Jen. But, secretly, I’m looking forward to writing Skaar. Greg’s had him pretty exclusively – why should he have all the fun!
Pak: Favorite to write: I’m absolutely loving writing Banner and Skaar. But I have to say I’m pretty itchy to get my hand on some of Jeph’s toys. Red She-Hulk in particular. She’s an awesome character and we have some insane hijinks planned for her.
Who’s the strongest: The Hulk is always and forever the strongest one there is. Of course, we have a few Hulks running around at the moment… Should be interesting to see who walks away with the title, huh?
Who’ll surprise the fans: The Hulk. The big green one, that is. This is an iconic character who’s sustained a comic series for six hundred issues over four decades first, because the fundamental theme of the price of anger is eternally rich and universal, and second, because the Hulk consistently shocks and surprises in ways that actually deepen his stories and themes. Just what am I talking about here? Let’s just say you ain’t gonna see this one coming, but I think you’re gonna like it.

Click here to read the whole thing.
UPDATE: Click here for the Newsarama interview on the same subject!

2009.08.12 – “Incredible Hercules” #132

“Incredible Hercules” #132, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Reilly Brown, hits comic book stores on August 12. Here’s the scoop from Comixology:

2009.08.05 – “War Machine” #8

“War Machine” #8, written by Greg Pak with art by Leo Manco, hits comic book stores on August 5. Here’s the scoop from Comixology:

2009.07.22 – “Incredible Hercules” #131

“Incredible Hercules” #131, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with art by Ryan Stegman, hit comic book stores on July 22. Here’s the scoop from Comixology:

“Planet Hulk” movie trailer released at SDCC!

Lionsgate has released a trailer of the animated “Planet Hulk” DVD, which is based on the “Planet Hulk” comic book storyline written by Greg Pak. Click below to view the clip.

2009.07.21 – Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente at Comic Book Club in NYC!

“Incredible Hercules” co-writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente will appear tonight at the live Comic Book Club talk/comedy show in New York City! The show starts at 8 pm at the People’s Improv Theater at 154 W. 29th St. between 6th and 7th and costs a mere five bucks. See you there!

Broken Frontier interviews Greg Pak about his new “Incredible Hulk” run

Greg Pak returns to the “Incredible Hulk” with issue #601 in August. Broken Frontier has interviewed Pak about his upcoming run. An excerpt:

BF: Some readers have expressed their fears over having to read at least two, perhaps three titles to get the complete Hulk story. Will their fears be proven correct?
GP: Incredible Hulk, Hulk, and Son of Hulk will each tell their own distinct stories that can be fully appreciated on their own. Rest assured — you won’t be cheated out of a story if you’re only reading one or two of the books. But at a certain point, our nefarious master plan connecting the stories will become more evident, and those who are following all the titles will definitely get massive bang for their buck. Or, to coin a phrase, stupendous smash for their cash.
BF: How does the working relationship between you, Paul and Jeph Loeb work? Are you now the Hulk Architect Supreme?
GP: Heh. Jeph’s the Hulk Architect Supreme. I’m the Incredible Hulk Architect Supreme. We’re going on tour next year with Diana Ross.
It’s been a great collaboration. We’re constantly exchanging emails and jokes and ideas. I can’t tell you how excited I am for what’s coming next.
BF: Any final teasers on where you’re taking Hulk over the long term?
GP: If all goes as planned, we’ll take him places you’d never guess, but when we get there, it’ll be exactly where you always wanted to go.

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Marvel.com interviews Pak and Van Lente about Hercuthor!

Marvel.com has interviewed writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente about the “Replacement Thor” storyline that begins with “Incredible Hercules” #132 in August. An excerpt:

“Every decade or so, the Marvel Universe needs a big Herc/Thor smash up,” Pak acknowledges. “This time we decided to start with a mash up, because we hear that’s what all the cool kids are into these days.
“We just thought that Herc having to fill in for Thor would be a great way to get to the heart of the rivalry between these two big lugs,” he elaborates. “Herc’s always ready to talk smack about the Odinson. But when Herc dons the Thunder God’s costume and has to really ponder what Thor would do, he might just learn something. Then again, this being Herc, he might not.”

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“Incredible Hercules” #131 preview

Marvel.com has posted a preview of “Incredible Hercules” #131, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Ryan Stegman.
Check it out!
The book goes on sale July 22.

CBR recaps the Asian American Comicon

Last Saturday, Greg Pak moderated three panels at the first ever Asian American ComiCon in New York City. Steve Sunu interviewed Pak and a number of the other organizers of the event for Comic Book Resources. Here’s an excerpt:

“I had an absolute blast moderating three of the ‘Making Comics’ panels at the Asian American ComiCon,” Pak told CBR. “The rooms were packed with eager audience members and the panelists were in fine form – funny, fresh, and frank. There was a relaxed, unguarded vibe among both panelists and audience members that made for great conversations. Just a few of the highlights include legendary writer Larry Hama revealing the shocking truth about his original pitch for the latest G.I. Joe series, colorist Christina Strain begging artists not to draw every individual snowflake, and Bernard Chang, Cliff Chiang, and Khoi Pham discussing the dangers of riffing off representations of things rather than the things themselves. I laughed, I learned, and I can’t wait to do it again next year.”

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