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Monthly Archives: August 2013

“Batman/Superman” #2 gets a second printing!

Hey, ho! Check it out!

Second printing hits stores on September 25. Thanks so much for buying and reading the book, friends!

2013.09.04 – “Justice League #23.1: Darkseid” – check out the preview!

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MTV Geek has a preview of the “Darkseid” Villains Month book written by yours truly with art by Paulo Siqueira – check it out! 

The book hits stores on September 4. Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

2013.08.28 – “Batman/Superman” #3 hits stores today!

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“Batman/Superman” #3, written by yours truly with art by Jae Lee and Yildiray Cinar, hits stores today! And if you remember a certain classic story involving these characters, you definitely want to grab this issue. Huge tip of the hat to the great Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale.

Check out the lettered preview at IGN.

Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you.

Or buy it digitally at Comixology!

Newsarama interviews Greg Pak about “Eternal Warrior”

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Chris Arrant at Newsarama interviewed me about the “Eternal Warrior” book that launches on September 11, written by yours truly and drawn by Trevor Hairsine. Here’s an excerpt:

Newsarama: Greg, you’re no stranger with writing superheroes, swordsmen and immortals. So when you were approached to write Eternal Warrior for Valiant, what was the challenge and the intrigue that led you to sign on the dotted line?

Greg Pak: I love these kinds of characters. There was something familiar here about Gilad, and I was hungry to jump on. I felt like I could do a good job on this kind of character, who’s both a warrior and an immortal. Those are things I’ve enjoyed exploring in the past as you’ve mentioned.

What’s specifically intriguing about Gilad is two things. One, he is just a normal dude. Yes, he is one of the greatest soldiers and hand-to-hand combatants ever born, but he has the soul of a mortal – he wasn’t born as an immortal. So for him witnessing the rise and fall of civilizations and seeing everyone he loves turn to dust, it’s not something he can just shrug off and get over. Humans like you and me – and Gilad – weren’t built to go on forever. We’ve essentially evolved to die; evolved to have short lifespans. Our minds and our bodies aren’t built to go on forever and to watch everyone you know fade away. So despite his moniker of the Eternal Warrior, he’s got the soul of a mortal and his predicament troubles him… and that’s an intriguing thing to tackle.

The other part that interests me about him is that he’s a warrior; that’s what he does best. And he serves the Earth, a mysterious entity that’s been giving him his missions for millennia. This idea of an immortal warrior is an intriguing thing; someone who has basically seen all of recorded history, but through a very specific filter: war. That seemed like a worthwhile thing to explore. There’s a lot of story there

Click here to read the whole thing!

And ask your local shop to order a copy for you today!

Taking a quick break – got questions?

About to plunge into the night shift. But if you have questions, I’ll try to answer!

As usual, I’ll just ask everyone to avoid spoilers and to please not pitch projects or stories – I can’t read or respond to those!

Also, life is short, so rudeness, nastiness or personal attacks against anyone automatically get deleted.

Thanks a ton, and fire away!

Thanks, CBR readers, for naming “Magneto Testament” one of the 50 best X-Men stories of all time!

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“Magneto Testament,” a miniseries telling the story of Max Eisenhardt, a German Jewish boy struggling to save his family from the rise of the Nazis and the Final Solution, has been named one of the Greatest X-Family Stories of all time by readers of Comic Book Resources.

Check out the list here.

“Magneto Testament” was written by yours truly with art by Carmine Di Giandomenico, colors by Matt Hollingsworth, and letters by Dave and Natalie Lanphear, covers by Marko Djurdjevic, assistant edited by Alejandro Arbona, and edited by the great Warren Simons. Working on the book was one of the most intense experiences of my career and I’m hugely grateful to Warren for giving me the opportunity. Many thanks to CBR and all the readers who mentioned it.

Donate to the book fund for Mrs. Stow’s 4th grade class and get “Code Monkey Save World” stickers!

UPDATE: You’ve donated more than $600! Just over $300 left to go!

UPDATE: You guys donated over $200 to Mrs. Stow’s campaign yesterday! I love you. Keep it coming!

I was inspired and moved by the amazing Kevin Church’s recent campaign to raise money for a teacher’s DonorsChoose.org effort to buy books for a class of Navajo school kids. So I figured I’d jump on the bandwagon and give it a shot!

Please consider donating to Mrs. Stow’s DonorsChoose.org campaign to get books for her 4th grade students in her Title I public school in Hereford, Texas.

If you donate $10 or more, email vm at pakbuzz dot com with your mailing address and I’ll send you some “Code Monkey Save World” stickers as a thank you.

Here’s an excerpt from Mrs. Stow’s appeal:

I have a group of fourth graders. They are fun, crazy, and love to be at school. I teach in a Title I school where my kiddos are from VERY unstable and low socio-economic homes. Our classroom is the only place they see books and we are in need or more books.

I’m not sure if any of you grew up in a home where you did not have a book. NOT ONE SINGLE BOOK! Please help us get these book collections for our classroom. These kids need them and they will always remember having fun books to read.

We’re all book people here, right? Few things are more important indicators of a child’s eventual success at school than having access to books. And this looks like a tremendous way to put dollars directly into a teacher’s hands so she can give her kids the books they need.

Please consider giving.

Thanks so much!

It’s 5 pm and I’m taking a break – ask me questions!

As usual, I’ll just ask everyone to avoid spoilers and to please not pitch projects or stories – I can’t read or respond to those!

Also, life is short, so nastiness or personal attacks against anyone automatically get deleted.

Thanks a ton, and fire away!

“Code Monkey Save World” #1 art is DONE!

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I’m so ridiculously pleased with the work artist Takeshi Miyazawa and colorist Jessica Kholinne are doing on “Code Monkey Save World.” The final colors for all of issue #1 came in today, and since I can’t contain myself, I’m sharing page 11 with you. Enjoy!

“Code Monkey Save World” #1 cover – let me know how it looks!

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Hey, friends. I’m about to send Monkeybrain the cover to the first issue of  “Code Monkey Save World.” See above for what it looks like at the moment.

It’s gorgeously illustrated by Takeshi Miyazawa and colored by Jessica Kholinne. But I figured I’d use the internet hive mind to make sure I’m not missing something here with the logos and trade dress — please let me know if it looks all right to you!

UPDATE: Okay, based on some feedback on the Twitter, I tried alleviating some of the heavy action on the left column by moving the Monkeybrain logo to the bottom right. What say youse?

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