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Magneto Testament

Tons of Storm, Turok, and Superman interviews

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In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been interviewed a bunch of times by different cool folks about different projects. Here are some excerpts and links – feel free to check ‘em out!

Storm herself (as cosplayed awesomely by Janel McClain, above) interviewed me at the Special Edition NYC comic con for Word of the Nerd.

I talk a lot about the use of history in MAGNETO TESTAMENT, questions of Native American representation in TUROK, and compare Superman and Storm in this interview for Weekly Comic Book Review.

Here’s podcast I did with Ryan and Ben for Marvel.com about the upcoming STORM series.

Comic Attack asked me fun questions about Amadeus Cho.

Dynamic Forces asked me about the new STORM book – and I spill a little about the possible importance of Hank McCoy.

Unleash the Fanboy asked me about Storm, Hercules, the gay romance in X-TREME X-MEN, and what I’d do if I weren’t writing comics. Here’s an excerpt:

You’re trying to learn about and understand people from all different backgrounds and places and tell stories that connect in some way and help people … When we’re writing, we’re struggling to understand the world, you know what I’m saying, and sharing that experience will hopefully help other people as they’re making those same kinds of efforts. This sounds a little silly but because you don’t want to overplay what we do in creating pop culture, but there’s a way that stories bring people together, you know what I mean? That’s what makes us human. Storytelling is probably the most intensely human thing that we do. It’s something maybe that humans do that nobody else does.

Geeked Out Nation interviewed me about Batman, Superman, and Storm.

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.

2013.06.08 – Greg Pak at the Virginia Holocaust Museum Graphic Novel Workshop

“Magneto Testament” and “Red Skull Incarnate” writer Greg Pak will participate in a one-day graphic novel workshop at the Virginia Holocaust Museum in Richmond, VA, on June 8.
Click here for all the details.

Nice review of “Magneto Testament”

From A Book Hunter’s Journal:

The graphic novel also includes historical notes and pointers, even adding a section to use the story as a text book. It’s more than just a comic book, I should say. It allows us to see the monstrous side of humanity by using something familiar to us.

Massive Greg Pak interview at Newsarama’s “Writer’s Workshop”

David Pepose has conducted what may be the longest interview ever of filmmaker and comics writer Greg Pak for his “Writer’s Workshop” column at Newsarama. Here’s an excerpt:

I should say this too, all this stuff I’m saying is stuff that I know, but that I have to struggle everyday to actually implement it, you know what I mean? [Laughs.] It’s an ongoing struggle to have the discipline to make these stories work the way they really should. To cut out the stuff that doesn’t belong, and to invest the stuff that should be there with real emotional truth rather than manufactured shortcuts, and to find the most dramatically compelling fashion to tell the story rather than just the easiest way to tell the story. These are ongoing challenges that I wrestle with every single day, trying to do the best I can and trying to figure out better ways to do it.

Click here to read the whole thing.

“Magneto Testament” nabs Best Miniseries of 2009 from CBR Forums X-Book Awards

The users of Comic Book Resources’ X-Men Forums have voted on their favorite books of 2009, and “Magneto Testament” has been named the Best Mini-Series of 2009. Here’s a blurb:

Magneto’s past is often glossed over, without much focus, as concentration camps aren’t exactly a subject that’s explored in depth in all ages comics that often. Greg Pak, though, wanted to go there, and help to explore what it is that makes a guy like Magneto who he is, giving him his truest, most definitive origin story ever.

Click here for the full scoop.

“Magneto Testament” named one of the 2010 Great Graphic Novels for Teens

“Magneto Testament,” written by Greg Pak with art by Carmine DiGiandomenico, has been named one fo the 2010 Great Graphic Novels for Teens by the Young Adult Library Services Association.
Click here to see the whole list.
Click here to buy “Magneto Testament” from Amazon.com.

Zona Negativa names “Magneto Testament” “Lo mejor del 2009″

“Magneto Testament,” written by Greg Pak with art by Carmine DiGiandomenico, has been named the Best Comic of 2009 by ZonaNegativa.com.
Click here to read the entire article — in Spanish!

“Magneto Testament” makes a ComicAttack Top 5 of 2009 list

“Magneto Testament,” written by Greg Pak with art by Carmine DiGiandomenico, has been named one of the Top 5 comics of 2009 by Jeff Jackson at ComicAttack.net. Here’s the blurb:

One of the best stories Marvel has published ever, in my opinion, like Old Man Logan, featured a character not in his traditional element. This story fleshed out the background of Magneto in the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. It was horrible, beautiful, and meaningful. Forget Hulk, this is Greg Pak’s best work.

Click here for all of the ComicAttack lists.

“Magneto Testament” named Favorite Collected Miniseries of 2009 by ComicList

Comic Lists’s Geek Goggle Year Ender has given the Favorite Collected Miniseries of 2009 nod to “Magneto Testament,” written by Greg Pak. Here’s the blurb:

Normally I don’t purchase trades if I own the single issues but this series was too good to pass up on in the collected form and it included a ton of extras in it. The volume had extensive information about the Holocaust as well as some of the items used to research this story. If you did miss this mini series it’s probably better to pick up the collected edition because of all of the extras.

Click here to read the whole article.

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