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Comics Written by Greg Pak

Creator-Owned: Kingsway West, Code Monkey Save World, The Citizen, Los Robos, Phantom Limb Ghostpuncher, Rio Chino, Vision Machine
Aspen: Dead Man's Run
Boom: Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York
DC Comics: Action Comics, Batman/Superman
Dynamite: Battlestar Galactica, Turok
Marvel Comics: 1602: New World, Alpha Flight, Amadeus Cho, Astonishing X-Men, Doctor Strange Season One, Hercules, Hulk, Iron Man, Magneto Testament, Marvel Nemesis, Red Skull Incarnate, Silver Surfer, Skaar, StormWar Machine, Warbound, Warlock, X-Men: Phoenix Endsong & Warsong, X-Treme X-Men
Valiant: Eternal Warrior

Holocaust Remembrance Day

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day, here are a few pages from RED SKULL INCARNATE and MAGNETO TESTAMENT that depict some key events during the rise of the Nazis.

Never forget. Never again.

To learn more about the rise of the Nazis and the Holocaust, please visit the United States Holocaust Museum website, https://www.ushmm.org/

MAGNETO TESTAMENT pages were drawn by Carmine Di Giandomenico with colors by Matt Hollingsworth and letters by David & Natalie Lanphear.

RED SKULL INCARNATE pages were drawn by Mirko Colak with colors by Matt Wilson and letters by Clayton Cowles.

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2016.01.25 – Totally Awesome Hulk #15 – in stores TODAY!

A couple of weeks ago, I tweeted that Totally Awesome Hulk #15 might be the biggest team up of Asian American superheroes in a mainstream superhero comic ever. I’m thrilled to report that the book hits stores today, written by yours truly and drawn by Mahmud Asrar, with colors by Nolan Woodard, letters by Corey Petit, and a cover by Stonehouse!

The book’s already nabbed some rave reviews. At Nerds of Color, Keith Chow writes “I was actually moved to tears.” Jenn of Reappropriate writes, “childhood Jenn is all kinds of loving it!” And AIPT says, “Simply put, there aren’t a lot of comics that are as endearing as this.”

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So where did this big team up story come from?

Over the years, I’ve had tons of dinners and karaoke sessions with fellow Asian American friends and colleagues at various comic conventions and film festivals where we get real and real ridiculous and everything in between. And I found myself thinking that the Asian American heroes in the Marvel Universe would probably hang out like that every once in a while, right? So what would they do and say? What kinds of bonding and what kinds of conflict would arise? And then what would happen if the other shoe dropped and they had to go straight from a night out to a massive superhero adventure?

Right now just felt like the perfect time for the book — Marvel’s really expanded the roster of Asian American heroes in recent years with Cindy Moon (Silk), Kamala Khan (Ms. Marvel), and Amadeus Cho (The Totally Awesome Hulk) all headlining books. And I’ve been itching to write classic characters like secret agent Jimmy Woo and Shang-Chi, the undisputed Master of Kung Fu. What makes it so much fun is that you’ve got all of this diversity within diversity, really interesting different angles on life within this group of characters, which allows for some nice subtlety and depth when you put ’em all together.

I’m particularly loving the chance to explore the way these different generations of heroes look at the world. In real life, Jimmy Woo’s actually one of the oldest Marvel characters — he starred in a comic way back in 1956, years before the Avengers and the Fantastic Four and almost all the others else hit the scene. In the context of our story, he’s the older dude, a kind of cool uncle who’s been around the block a million times. He’s also a secret agent, with a potentially much more ruthless edge to him than our teen heroes. So… tension! Drama! Adventure! And karaoke! The whole thing’s been a total blast and I hope folks dig it.

After I posted that gorgeous Stonehouse cover to issue #15 on Twitter, I was totally blown away by the overwhelming response. That post has been viewed over 400,000 times. It may be the most liked and retweeted tweet I’ve ever seen for one of my books. The excitement that folks of all different backgrounds seem to have for this funnybook about these Asian American heroes has been hugely inspiring and gratifying. Huge thanks to everyone who’s shared it — please do keep spreading the word and pick up that first issue today!

The story runs through Totally Awesome Hulk #15-18. You can get today’s issue from your local comic shop, findable via findacomicshop.com , or digitally at https://www.comixology.com/The-Totally-Awesome-Hulk-2015/comics-series/59404

Thanks as always, and see you in the funny books!

2017.01.25 – Totally Awesome Hulk #15, featuring a huge Asian American superhero teamup!

Check out the preview for Totally Awesome Hulk #15, which features what may be the biggest team up of Asian American superheroes to ever assemble in a mainstream superhero comic book! The book was drawn by Mahmud Asrar with colors by Nolan Woodard, letters by Corey Petit, and words by yours truly. It hits stores this coming Wednesday, January 25 — ask your local shop to hold a copy for you or pre-order it digitally at Comixology!

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2016.11.23 – “Kingsway West” #3 in stores today! Check out the preview!

Yep, Kingsway West #3, your favorite Chinese gunslinger Western fantasy, hits stores today! It’s written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland, and it’s awesome. Check out the preview below and ask your local comics shop to hold a copy for you!

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2016.11.04 – Greg Pak signs “Big Trouble in Little China” #2 in NYC

Writer Greg Pak will sign Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #2 at Midtown Comics Downtown in NYC this Friday starting at 7 pm! Check out the event listing at https://www.facebook.com/events/1599189517044427/

And click below for a preview of the issue from Flickering Myth! It’s the all-Kurt Russell fictional team up you never knew you needed, with gorgeous art by Daniel Bayliss and Triona Farrell.

 

Preview of Big Trouble in Little China/Escape From New York #2

2016.10.21 – 10.23 – Greg Pak at the Comic Con Paris!

The rumors are true! I’ll be attending the Comic Con Paris this weekend in… wait for it… Paris!

I’ll be tabling in Artists Alley next to my Kingsway West collaborator, Mirko Colak. If you can’t find me there, I’m probably at one of these events:

Thanks so much and see you soon!

2016.10.06 – 10.09 – Greg Pak’s New York Comic Con schedule!

The New York Comic Con starts tomorrow and I’ll be in Artist Alley at table W-11 all four days signing books and selling comics and copies of my children’s books, The Princess Who Saved Herself and ABC Disgusting! I’ll also have copies of my latest comics, Kingsway West #1 and Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New York #1, so come see, come see!

Read on for my full schedule!

Thursday, October 6

10 am – 1:30 pm – Artist Alley, W-11

Friday, October 7

10 am – 8 pm – Artist Alley, W-11, unless at one of the events below

12:15 – 1:15 pm – Marvel NOW panel – Room 1A24

4:15 – 5:15 pm – Asian Pacific American Comics and Culture panel – Room 1A05

Saturday, October 8

10 am – 8 pm – Artist Alley, W-11, unless at one of the events below

4-4:50 pm – BOOM! signing – Booth 1828

5:15 – 6:15 pm – Super Asian America panel – Room 1A02

Sunday, October 9

10 am – 5 pm – Artist Alley, W-11, unless at one of the events below

2:00 – 2:45 pm – Dark Horse signing – Booth 1636

2016.09.28 – Totally Awesome Hulk #10 – check out the preview!

Totally Awesome Hulk #10 hits stores on September 28, written by yours truly with art by Mahmud Asrar, colors by Nolan Woodard, and a cover by Terry Dodson. Check out the lettered preview! Then ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

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“Kingsway West” #2 reviews!

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“Kingsway West” #2, the second issue of my Chinese gunslinger magical Western is in stores now, and it’s nabbed a number of stellar reviews. Here’s a taste:

“Greg Pak is clearly crafting a story of epic breadth as Kingsway searches for his wife with seemingly the entire world standing in his way…. [Artist Mirko Colak] and colorist Wil Quintana give this book a unique and striking look.” — IGN

“Pak and Colak have pulled together a complex and well-realized world that feels iconic and resonates with archetypes of both the Western and Fantasy genres.” — Jeremy Radick, Capeless Crusader

“The world is fleshing out too and Mirko Colak does a good job showing us its underbelly. Plus there are giant rabbits, and people riding them with techno-mounts! They don’t look silly in the slightest, but very cool which is tricky to pull off I’m sure. The art in general has a pulpy feel to it and the dusty western vibe is felt throughout (check out the neat whispy smoke in the page below). There’s also a fantastic full page spread of Kingsway and his wife kissing with dragons flying about and monsters on a foreboding cliff that in one fell swoop shows us how love can exist in a world of magic and monsters.” — David Brooke, Adventures in Poor Taste

Ask your local comics shop to hold a copy of the book for you today or buy it digitally at Comixology!

2016.09.21 – KINGSWAY WEST #2 hits stores – read the preview!

Kingsway West #2 hits stores this Wednesday! It’s the second issue of the Chinese gunslinger magical Western written by yours truly with art by Mirko Colak, colors by Wil Quintana, and letters by Simon Bowland, and YOU WANT IT.

Check out the lettered preview below, where we learn more about Kingsway’s relationship with Sonia, his missing wife.

And then ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you!

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