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Monthly Archives: May 2010

2010.05.29 – “Mister Green” at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival

Greg Pak’s short film “Mister Green,” starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin, screens this Saturday at 1:07 pm at the Phoenix Comicon Film Festival.
Click here for all the details.

iFanboy.com interviews Pak and Van Lente about Amadeus Cho and “Heroic Age: Prince of Power”

An excerpt:

Matt Adler: Amadeus Cho seems to be a rare character, in that very few new characters have caught on and taken hold in readers’ minds the way he has. Why do you think that is?
Fred Van Lente: I think partly it’s because his creator, Greg Pak, never gave up on him, and found opportunities use him in big events like World War Hulk, where he could get maximum exposure — and WWH led directly to Incredible Hercules, of course.
Greg Pak: Editors Mark Paniccia and Nate Cosby deserve huge credit here. They loved the character from the start and were as eager as I was to engineer his next appearance. And Marvel’s David Gabriel gets a gold star for suggesting the Hercules/Amadeus team up book in the first place.
In terms of the character himself, you can never predict just what readers will pick up on. But Amadeus seemed to fill a certain niche in the Marvel Universe at the time, and by providing such a contrast, he made a great foil for established Marvel characters like Hulk and Herc. We were also incredibly lucky to have the amazing Takeshi Miyazawa do the original character design and have fantastic artists like Gary Frank, Carlo Pagulayan, Leonard Kirk, and all of the Incredible Hercules artists put their spin on him. Reilly’s new design for Amadeus in Prince Of Power is the icing on the cake, growing the kid up a bit while maintaining that irreverence that makes him so fun.

Click here to read the whole thing.

Marvel celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with Greg Pak and Amadeus Cho

Last week, Marvel celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with a few articles featuring writer Greg Pak and comic book character Amadeus Cho, among others. Here are some links:
Asian-Pacific American Heritage Week on Marvel.com
First Look: Heroic Age: Prince of Power #2
Greg Pak on APA Heritage Month
Interview with Pak, Van Lente, and Parker about Amadeus Cho and Jimmy Woo
Unlimited Highlights: APA Heritage Month picks from Marvel Digital Comics

Marvel Hotline featuring Greg Pak talking “Heroic Age: Prince of Power”

Greg Pak gives the lowdown on everything you need to know to enjoy “Heroic Age: Prince of Power” #1, which hit comic book stores on May 12.

Real World News: Incredible video of LittleDog walking robot

Everything in “Robot Stories” will eventually come true. And it might start with a little walking dogbot.

Amadeus Cho and “Heroic Age: Prince of Power” #1 get awesome reviews

“Heroic Age: Prince of Power” #1, starring Amadeus Cho, written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente, and pencilled by Reilly Brown, hit comic book stores last Wednesday and immediately garnered rave reviews. Here are some excerpts:
Comics Alliance:

It’s a great issue, and it’s striking to see how much Cho has grown into a full-fledged hero in his short time as part of the Marvel Universe. In an industry often criticized for only reusing the same characters over and over again, Amadeus Cho is the prime example of how to introduce and develop a brand new character in the right way, and how exciting that can be when it’s done so well.

Newsarama:

For fans and new readers alike, this is a fantastic first issue that hits the ground running and never stops. It’s funny, flippant, and runs circles around 95% of the books this week just on sheer character alone.
Seriously. Go get it. It’s far and away my pick of the week.

Collier Comics:

… it’s a fast, breezy read with enough backplot to hook new readers without boring the old hands. It doesn’t require encyclopedic knowledge of the Marvel Universe’s current status quo. The writing is fresh and funny, and the art’s appealing. I’ll be pretty happy if other creators take Pak and van Lente’s cue and make their Heroic Age titles as accessible to those of us who aren’t omniscient.

Hero Sandwich:

All the usual brilliant characterization, dialogue, humor, and action we’ve come to expect from Greg Pak and Fren van Lente. The battle against the Griffin is entirely excellent, but there are also some wonderful scenes that are very low-key and quiet — Amadeus’ monologue with the incarcerated and generally displeased Delphyne Gorgon, his snake-haired ex-girlfriend, is nice, and the scene with townspeople from Broxton, Oklahoma running a food drive for the recently wrecked Asgard (the entire realm had taken up residence over Oklahoma until the end of the “Siege” crossover) is both awesome and funny.

2010.05.19 – Greg Pak signs at Jim Hanley’s Universe, NYC

Greg Pak will join a slew of Marvel writers and artists for a “Heroic Age” signing on Wednesday, May 19, at 6 pm at Jim Hanley’s Universe in Manhattan. Click here for the full scoop.

“Incredible Hercules: Love and War” wins Popular Vote Award at the Barcelona Comic Fair

“Incredible Hercules: Love and War,” written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Clayton Henry and Salva Espin, has won the Popular Vote Award for Best Foreign Publication at the Barcelona Comic Fair.
Click here for the full article.

IndieWire says nice things about “Mister Green”

IndieWire has reviewed the ITVS Futurestates series and posted some kind words about “Mister Green,” directed by Greg Pak and starring Tim Kang and Betty Gilpin:

… Pak makes it all plausible through character centric focus that works wonders for a story of such epic scale.

Click here for the whole article.
And click here to watch “Mister Green” online.

2010.05.14 – 05.15 – Greg Pak to attend Glyph Awards, East Coast Black Age of Comics Con ’10

“War Machine” writer Greg Pak will attend the Glyph Awards on May 14 and the East Coast Black Age of Comics Con on May 15 in Philadelphia. “War Machine” has been nominated in three Glyph Awards categories and Pak will sit on the Writers Panel at the ECBACC at 11 am on the 15th.
For more information, visit the ECBACC website.

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