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2020.09.16 – FIREFLY #20, DARTH VADER #5, and JAMES BOND: REFLECTIONS OF DEATH in stores today!

Big day for comics! I’ve got three books in stores today — please do feel free to ask your local shop to hold copies for you!

Firefly #20 cover

FIREFLY #20 — with art by Daniel Bayliss, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, and editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal — brings the Bandit King mystery to a head and sets up a shocking climax that sets the stage for BLUE SUN RISING, the first ever FIREFLY comics event!

Check out a preview here!

Darth Vader #5 cover

DARTH VADER #5 — with art by Rafaelle Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman — is the big end to our first story arc, with the Dark Lord of the Sith finally finding the tomb of Padmé Amidala.

Check out the preview at!

James Bond: Reflections of Death cover

Finally, JAMES BOND: REFLECTIONS OF DEATH is a big anthology book featuring Bond stories by six different great teams. I wrote a story drawn by Dean Kotz, colored by Kike J. Diaz, lettered by Ariana Maher, and edited by Nate Cosby in which Bond has an unexpected meeting with his old frenemy John Lee, a.k.a. the new Odd Job. Other stories in the book were written by Andy Diggle, Benjamin Percy, Gail Simone, Mark Russell, Vita Ayala & Danny Lore and drawn by Luca Casalanguida, Kewber Baal, Eoin Marron, Robert Carey, and Jordi Perez.

Have fun and stay safe out there!

2020.09.02 – STRANGER THINGS: THE BULLY hits stores today!

Stranger Things: The Bully cover by Ron Chan

Excited to report that STRANGER THINGS: THE BULLY, a new middle grade graphic novel that ties into the hit Netflix show, hits stores today! Written by yours truly with art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, cover by Ron Chan, and editing by Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudsen.

You can read a huge lettered preview right here!

And here’s the official solicit:

The bullies of Stranger Things try to uncover the mystery of Eleven’s psychic powers in this scary all-ages graphic novel! Troy has been having nightmares about El ever since she embarrassed him in front of the school and broke his arm in season 1. Feeling powerless and anxious, Troy is determined to prove that what happened between him and El is only some form of trickery. That is until he and James encounter demodogs!

o Perfect for younger readers!

o Takes place during season 2 of Stranger Things.

o Seasoned comic writer Greg Pak explores what drives Stranger Things’ bullies.  

Ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

2020.08.19 – FIREFLY #19 in stores today!

Firefly #19 page 1

Happy to report that FIREFLY #19 hits stores today! Ask your local comic shop to hold you a copy or grab it digitally from Comixology!

The book features a HUGE twist, and I’m thrilled to see that it’s coming across as a genuine surprise, which is hard to pull off in comics these days. Huge high five to the whole creative team, including interior artist Lalit Kumar Sharma, colorist Francesco Segala, letterer Jim Campbell, cover artist Marc Aspinall, and editors Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal.

You can read a rave review from Fanbase Press right here.

2020.08.12 – DARTH VADER #4 in stores today!

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #4 cover by Inhyuk Lee

Thrilled to report that STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #4 is in comic book shops today, and also available digitally at Comixology! Ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!

The book was written by yours truly with a cover by InHyuk Lee, interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramanga, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman. Here’s the solicit:

WHO HUNTS THE HUNTER? DARTH VADER continues his terrifying quest for vengeance against everyone who hid the existence of his son from him. But on NABOO, the DARK LORD OF THE SITH faces a deadly new challenge as his focus turns from LUKE to PADMÉ, the wife of the man Vader used to be. And what secrets lie in the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA?

The book’s already gotten multiple rave reviews – feel free to check them out, but be wary of spoilers!

2020.07.29 – DARTH VADER #3 and FIREFLY #18 in stores Wednesday!

Very happy to report that I’ve got two comic books hitting shops this Wednesday.

Darth Vader #3 cover by InHyuk Lee

STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #3 continues the dangerous team up between the Dark Lord of the Sith and a mysterious woman with the face of Padmé Amidala. Script by yours truly, interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman. Read a preview here!

FIREFLY #18 cover by Marc Aspinall.

FIREFLY #18 continues to explore how outlaw Malcolm Reynolds’ new job as sheriff puts him in direct conflict with the rest of the Serenity crew. Script by yours truly, interior line art by Lalit Kumar Sharma, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal. Preview here.

Ask your local comics shop to hold these books for you today!

2020.07.25 – Greg Pak crowdfunding class benefitting the Hero Initiative!

Greg Pak mugshot - fisheye lens.

Very happy to report that I’m doing a one hour online comics crowdfunding class this Saturday at 2 pm ET! The class will benefit the Hero Initiative, a fantastic charity that helps out comics creators in need. Here’s the official blurb:

LEARN Kickstarter Secrets!

Writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Darth Vader) gives an overview of the crowdfunding process for comics and children’s books, with incredibly practical advice based on his record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns for the Code Monkey Save World and Princess Who Saved books. This is a full hour-long session that includes at least 20 minutes reserved for YOUR Q&A!

The purchase of this classroom/tutorial session ALSO gets you a FREE .pdf copy of Pak’s book, Kickstarter Secrets, which will be emailed to you prior to the session! Only 20 people will be part of this special session!The tutorial session will take place SATURDAY July 25, 2-3pm Eastern via Zoom videoconference ( You must have Zoom downloaded on your device (phone, tablet, or computer) to participate. Full details at You will receive an invite to the meeting prior to its start.

Please do feel free to register today! The class is just $30 and we’re gonna have a ton of fun.

2020.07.08 – FIREFLY #17 in stores today!

Happy to report that FIREFLY #17 is in comic shops today! Written by yours truly with interior art by Lalit Kumar Sharma, colors by Francisco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, and editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal. Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

Firefly #17 cover - art by Marc Aspinall

Here’s a nice little excerpt from the Fanbase Press review to whet your appetite:

Greg Pak has been a revelation to me on his Firefly run. Personally, there are two aspects of his run that have greatly impressed me. The first is giving Firefly an authentic “Season 2” feel. Each arc has felt like a widening of the ‘Verse, with more details and characters to truly make it all feel like a well-lived-in universe. The second thing which I think that he has truly built up is the sheer reach and force of Blue Sun, which had been alluded to in the past, but Pak truly makes them feel like a real corporation with a lot of influence on the Alliance and therefore in the universe. 

Read the whole review here and check out the lettered preview!

2020.07.01 – RONIN ISLAND #12 in stores today

RONIN ISLAND #12 cover

I’m both thrilled and sad to report that the final issue of RONIN ISLAND hit stores today. Working on this book has been one of the great joys of my career, and I’m so grateful to line artist Giannis Milonogiannis, colorist Irma Kniivila, letterer Simon Bowland, cover colorist Michele Assarasakorn, all the variant cover artists including Ethan Young, and everyone at BOOM! who worked so hard to make the book so special, including our wonderful editors Eric Harburn, Amanda LaFranco, and Cameron Chittock.

RONIN ISLAND was originally supposed to be an eight issue maxi-series. But readers and retailers supported it so strongly that we were able to extend to a full twelve issues and give the story all the room it needed to breathe. Writing this book has been an exercise in simplicity and honesty for me — I’ve done my best every step of the way to hone in on the core emotional moments in every scene, and having collaborators with such tremendous sensitivity and heart has been an incredible blessing.

Giannis Milonogiannis's original designs for Kenichi and Hana, the main characters of RONIN ISLAND.

Amanda just tweeted the image above of Giannis Milonogiannis’s original character designs of our two main heroes with the note “I’ve been rooting for these two since the beginning.” I feel that sentiment in my bones, and thank everyone who’s been reading and supporting the book for making this all possible.

Ask your local comic shop to hold a copy of RONIN ISLAND #12 for you today.

Jimmy Aquino’s Comic News Insider features Greg Pak and lots of others talking about Asian American comics

The great Jimmy Aquino has posted a special APA Heritage Month edition of his podcast in which he talks with a bunch of creators (including me!) about books they love. I plugged Stan Sakai, Lynda Barry, and Gene Yang. Check it out!

2020.05.24 – Adventure Theatre MTC hosts Greg Pak for an online storytime and comic strip workshop for kids!

Thrilled to announce that Adventure Theatre MTC has invited me to do an online reading of THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF and lead a little comic strip drawing workshop for kids at 1 pm ET on May 24!

You can watch the event live on the Adventure Theatre Facebook page.

Read more about it here, and check out the little video teaser here!

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