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Monthly Archives: February 2010

2010.02.17 – “Incredible Hercules” #141

The finale of “Assault on New Olympus” from writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente and penciller Rodney Buchemi!

2010.02.17 – “Incredible Hulk” #607

“Fall of the Hulks” continues with “Incredible Hulk” #607, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Paul Pelletier. Also featuring guest turns by Amadeus Cho and the Warbound!

2010.02.10 – “War Machine: Dark Reign” trade paperback

Check your local comic shop for “War Machine: Dark Reign,” a trade paperback collecting “War Machine” #6 to #12, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Carlos Magno, Leonardo Manco, Allan Jefferson, Wellington Alves, and RB Silva.

“Incredible Hulk” #607 and “Incredible Hercules” #141 previews!

Comic Book Resources has posted previews of “Incredible Hulk” #607, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Paul Pelletier, and “Incredible Hercules” #141, written by Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Rodney Buchemi.
Click here to check out “Incredible Hulk” #607, the second installment of the series’ “Fall of the Hulks” tie-in.
Click here for the “Incredible Hercules” #141 preview, the massive climax to the “Assault on New Olympus” storyline!
Both books hit comic book stores on February 17.
(Oh, and both books feature Amadeus Cho, who’s on Twitter now, if you didn’t hear already.)

Amadeus Cho hits Twitter

This seems kind of inevitable, doesn’t it? Amadeus Cho, co-star of “Incredible Hercules” and star of the upcoming “Heroic Age: Prince of Power” miniseries, has finally signed up for Twitter.
Check out his shenanigans at twitter.com/AmadeusCho .

Amadeus Cho headlines “Heroic Age: Prince of Power” in May

Today Marvel announced that the “Incredible Hercules” saga would continue in May 2010 via the “Heroic Age: Prince of Power” miniseries, starring Amadeus Cho, Herc’s best friend and the Marvel Universe’s most incorrigible teen genius.
The mini will be co-written by “Incredible Hercules” regulars Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by beloved “Thorcules” artist Reilly Brown. A number of websites have featured interviews with the creators — here are a few excerpts:
Marvel:

“Keep your eyes open for Amadeus’ big-brained colleague Bruce Banner and a certain long haired individual of the Norse persuasion whose name starts with a T and ends with a-oh, heck, he’s on the cover,” Pak gives up. “We’re talking about Thor! The Odinson plays a massive role throughout this storyline. An extra bonus is that [artist] Reilly Brown, who knocked the ‘Replacement Thor’ storyline out of the park, is back on board for PRINCE OF POWER.’ He draws an incredible Thor-and his upgrade of Amadeus’s look is swoon-worthy.”

Newsarama:

Pak: Fred and I have made an extra special effort to make Prince of Power new-reader-friendly. Yes, we’re paying off some major things we set up earlier in the series and launching an insane new era in the “Incredible Hercules” saga (just wait ’til you see how this baby ends!). But if you’ve been tempted to check the book out, this is a great place to start.
Van Lente: Remember, kids: If you read one title about a wiseass teen genius billionaire myth-slayer this year, let it be PRINCE OF POWER.

Comic Book Resources:

“At certain points during our ongoing storyline, we’ve had stories that are just larks. Like the ‘Replacement Thor’ storyline in ‘Incredible Hercules’ where Herc dressed up as Thor and Thor dressed up as Herc and mayhem ensued. Storylines like that are a little bit more wacky fun, even though they’re still building our characters,” Pak continued. “And at other times we’ve had storylines where the stakes seem higher and the feel is a bit more epic. Our ‘Secret Invasion’ tie in was a storyline like that, and I think we’re entering that kind of a phase again. So the emotions and the stakes are sky high. At the same time, we are continuing the vibe and feel that we’ve had in our stories all throughout.”

IGN:

IGN Comics: Is there anything else you’d like to add about Prince of Power at this point?
Brown: There are going to be notable appearances by other major Marvel heroes, like Banner and especially Thor, who I’m excited to work with. There’s also going to be a whole lot of villains and classical monsters who are going to need to be designed/redesigned, which is something I always love doing. This is going to be a fun book to work on, and I think readers will really enjoy it.
Van Lente: You can’t have a great hero without being complemented by a great villain. In this case we have a couple: Amadeus starts out fighting a classic Marvel foe that actually battled Hercules when he was with the Champions of Los Angeles, so he gets to prove his mettle that way.
Then also in #1 Cho encounters his arch-nemesis, and befitting the book’s pedigree he’s an Incredible Hulk villain we haven’t seen since Peter David and Dale Keown/Gary Frank’s classic run back in the 1990s, when he was supposedly killed… But has been known to run around with pantheons, or should I say Pantheon…
Greg, stop me if you think I’m being too subtle.
Pak: They’ll never figure this one out.

“Mister Green” to premiere at the SXSW Film Festival


“Mister Green,” a new short film written and directed by Greg Pak and starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin, will have its festival premiere this March at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
The 15 minute short will screen in a program of other science fiction shorts funded by the ITVS Futurestates initiative. The entire series will also premiere online in March at Futurestates.tv.
Greg Pak will attend the screening at SXSW — check back soon for exact times and locations.
To see the entire SXSW film slate, visit the official festival website.

2010.03.17 – 03.18 – “Mister Green” at the SFIAAFF

“Mister Green,” a short film written and directed by Greg Pak and starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin, will screen as part of the “Futurestates” shorts program at the San Francisco International Asian American Film Festival. The screening times and locations are:

WED 03/17 17th 6:45pm
Sundance Kabuki 5
THU 03/18 18th 7:15pm
Sundance Kabuki 5

Futurestates is a series of science fiction shorts commissioned by ITVS that explore the near future of the United States. Other Futurestates films in the SFIAAFF program include Amyn Kaderali’s “The Other Side,” Ben Rekhi’s “Fallout,” Tanuj Chopra’s “Pia,” and Tze Chun’s “Silver Sling.”
For more information about the program, click on the “Futurestates” link at the SFIAAFF website.
For more about “Mister Green,” visit www.pakbuzz.com/mister_green.

Greg Pak is AngryAsianMan.com’s Angry Reader of the Week

AngryAsianMan.com has featured Greg Pak as its Angry Reader of the Week! Here’s an excerpt:

I’m in the business of escapist entertainment. But I’d argue that the greatest escapist literature doesn’t just let us avoid our problems; it gives us a safe space to explore new ways to deal with our real world challenges. One of the reasons I’ve been so drawn to the Hulk, for example, is that he’s insanely fun because we can all vicariously enjoy his anger and smashing. But what makes him a truly great character is that his stories almost always explore the price of all that anger and smashing. There’s a process of emotional discovery in those stories that’s incredibly attractive to me as a reader and a writer.

Click here to read the whole thing.

“Incredible Hercules” artist Reilly Brown auctions original art for Haiti

The fantastic Reilly Brown, fan favorite penciller of the “Incredible Thorcules” storyline that ran in “Incredible Hercules” #132, 134, and 136, is auctioning off some original art as part of the Heroes4Haiti initiative to benefit the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund.
The auctions include the first appearance of Thorcules (Herc dressed as Thor, natch) from “Incredible Hercules” #132 and page 20 from “Cable & Deadpool” #50.
Click here to bid on the Hercules page.
Click here to bid on the Deadpool page.
And Reilly? You’re awesome.

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