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Monthly Archives: November 2010

The Surfer is Awesome Exhibit #004

Here’s something amazing by Frances Francavilla.
Just click.
(It’s from a series of pieces he did on the theme “Minimalist” for Comic Twart.)

The Surfer is Awesome Exhibit #003


Fantastic Four #57, December 1966. Written by Stan Lee. Pencils by Jack Kirby.
May you always walk in sunshine… and have the Surfer in the room when you bump into Doom.
“Silver Surfer” #1, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Stephen Segovia, hits comic shops in February. Ask your local store to pre-order a copy for you today!

Newsarama interviews Greg Pak about his new “Silver Surfer” book

Newsarama’s Albert Ching has interviewed writer Greg Pak about the new “Silver Surfer” book that debuts in February. Here’s an excerpt:

Nrama: Obviously you’re a fan of the character — what is it about him and his place in the Marvel Universe (and comics history in general) that you find appealing?
Pak: The Silver Surfer may be the most original character in superhero comics. No one had ever seen anything like him when he first appeared, and he remains an internationally recognized icon to this day. My earliest memories of the Surfer come from reading a battered trade paperback of “Son of Origins” over and over again. I think what compelled me was that intense combination of sacrifice, heroism, tragedy, romance, and mind-blowing cosmic adventure. And there was the sheer audacity of putting a silver dude on a surfboard — and making it AWESOME.

Nrama: Finally, I know it’s still early, but what can you say about working with artist Stephen Segovia thus far?
Pak: Stephen’s a dream. He’s unleashing the cosmic like you won’t believe. But he’s totally got the grace and quiet reserve that the Surfer so often displays. He’s doing particularly amazing work with some of the seemingly mundane but emotionally powerful moments in the book. There’s a panel of two people kissing in issue one that’s just gorgeous — completely naturalistic and all the more beautiful and romantic because of it.

Click here to read the whole thing — and ask your local comics shop to pre-order “Silver Surfer” #1 for you today!

2010.11.17 – “Vision Machine” #2 now available for FREE download!


“Vision Machine” #2, written by Greg Pak with pencils by R.B. Silva, is now available for download! Don’t miss the comic that MTVGeek calls “”a fascinating look at a hypothetical future where access to information becomes the highest commodity.”
Read it at Comixology
Download the PDF
Special bonus! “Vision Machine” #2 contains a MAJOR TYPO! Tell @gregpak what that typo is on Twitter and you’ll be added to the list to receive an ADVANCE PDF of “Vision Machine” #3 in a few weeks!
Finally, if you missed “Vision Machine” #1, don’t worry — it’s also downloadable for free!

The Surfer is Awesome Exhibit #002

By Greg Pak
Yes, that’s the Silver Surfer rocking a trench coat and scarf in “Silver Surfer” #5, April 1969, one of my favorite Surfer issues ever. The story features the African American physicist Al B. Harper, one of the very few humans to befriend the Surfer in those early days, and a character I’d love to bring back, if I could find the barest excuse.
But let’s just focus on this single panel for a moment, pencilled by the brilliant Sal Buscema. Everything about this image is awesome. The wild incongruity of the Surfer wearing clothes plus the fact that he’s totally rocking his ensemble AND cruising through the stratosphere with his HANDS IN HIS POCKETS?
Just one more example of that insane combination of untrammeled cosmic imagination and everyday mundane detail that makes the character so compelling and endearing.
Did I mention today how much I love the Surfer?
“Silver Surfer” #1, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Stephen Segovia, hits comic shops in February. Ask your local store to pre-order a copy for you today!

The Silver Surfer is Awesome Exhibit #001


From “Silver Surfer” #1, August 1968. Writer: Stan Lee. Pencils: John Buscema.
Your mind? BLOWN.

Yes, I’m writing a Silver Surfer book!

By Greg Pak
Just a quick note to confirm that yes, I’m writing a Silver Surfer miniseries, and yes, I’m insanely excited about it. For years, I’ve shamelessly namedropped the Silver Surfer every time someone asked me what Marvel character I’d like to write. He’s one of the most iconic and possibly the most original character in superhero comics, and his heroism and his fierce sacrifice have stuck with me ever since I was a little kid poring over that “Son of Origins” trade paperback.
The book debuts in February and is pencilled by Stephen Segovia with covers by Carlo Pagulayan. If you’re as excited as I am, please contact your local comic book shop and ask them to pre-order your copy of issue #1 today. Pre-ordering is the absolute best way to send a signal to comic book companies that you like their product — print runs and the longevity of titles are based on pre-orders. So visit comicshoplocator.com to find your local store and make the call, friends!
Finally, stay tuned to www.gregpak.com for more Surfer fun. As we draw nearer to the debut of “Silver Surfer” #1, I’ll periodically post some panels from some of my favorite Surfer stories of all time, just to luxuriate in the awesomeness that is the Silver Sentinel of the Starways!
‘Til then, True Believers.

Greg Pak and Stephen Segovia bring new Silver Surfer series in February


From the official announcement:

The herald of Galactus returns this February in the pages of Silver Surfer, from the electrifying creative team of Greg Pak and Stephen Segovia! The dreaded herald of the world-eater returns to Earth, but what fate does the High Evolutionary hold for the man behind the sentinel of the spaceways?!
“Introducing him as the Silver Savage in “Planet Hulk” was ridiculously fun. Now we’re having a chance to do something even more insane, telling a story utterly grounded in human emotion that embraces the Surfer’s cosmic mythology while shattering all expectations” says writer, Greg Pak. “This is the Surfer you’ve always loved and a Surfer you’ve never seen before. Long-time fans, dontcha dare miss it! New readers, come on in — this is a perfect jumping on point for rediscovering Marvel’s shining, silver star.”
The wielder of the power cosmic has survived many battles, but can anything prepare him for what lies ahead? Find out in February when the game-changing Silver Surfer #1 (of 5) debuts in comic shops everywhere!
SILVER SURFER #1 (of 5)
Written by GREG PAK
Pencils by STEPHEN SEGOVIA
Cover by CARLO PAGULAYAN
Rated T+…..$2.99
COMING THIS FEBRUARY!

Chuck’s Comic of the Day loves “Incredible Hulks” #616

“a great challenge and a smart script.”
Read the whole review.

“Vision Machine” #2 preview!

Feast your eyes upon the first seven pages of “Vision Machine” #2, written by Greg Pak with pencils by R.B. Silva. The entire issue hits the internet for FREE download on November 17 — check back here or go to Comixology.com to download it.
Cover | Credits | Page 1 | Page 2 | Page 3 | Page 4 | Page 5

VISION MACHINE #2 (of 3)
Pak Man Productions
Written by Greg Pak
Pencils by R.B. Silva
Inks by DYM and Alexandre Palomaro
Colors by Java Tartaglia
Letters by Charles Pritchett
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SOLICIT:
In the year 2061, Sprout Computers releases the iEye, a pair of glasses that allow you to effortlessly record, edit, and add special effects to anything you see — and instantly share it with the world. It’s all of the insane potential of digital media and social networking at the speed of thought, and three film grads named BUDDY, DAVE, and JANE have embraced the new dream. But now the other shoe’s about to drop… Don’t miss the second issue of “Planet Hulk” writer Greg Pak’s insane new sci fi story, gloriously pencilled by up-and-coming superstar R.B. Silva (“Jimmy Olsen”).
WHAT THE CRITICS ARE SAYING:
“Pak is absolutely on fire here… Meanwhile, RB Silva is creating some of the most intricate and well rounded art of his career.”
— MultiversityComics.com
“Somewhere on the cynicism scale between Warren Ellis and Cory Doctorow, Greg Pak creates a story that makes you reexamine your iPhones and Twitter feeds, wondering, just whose future are they truly benefiting?”
— FloppyTown
“Book of the Week” honors from Awesomed By Comics

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