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Creator-Owned: Code Monkey Save World, The CitizenKingsway WestLos Robos, Mech Cadet YuPhantom Limb Ghostpuncher, Rio ChinoRonin IslandVision Machine

Aspen: Dead Man’s Run
BOOM: Big Trouble in Little China/Escape from New YorkFireflyMech Cadet Yu, Ronin Island
Dark Horse: Kingsway West, Stranger Things
DC Comics: Action Comics, Batman/SupermanTeen Titans
Dynamite: Battlestar GalacticaJames Bond 007John WickTurok
Marvel Comics: 1602: New World, Agents of AtlasAlpha Flight, Amadeus Cho, Astonishing X-Men, Atlantis AttacksDarth VaderDoctor Strange Season One, Hercules, Hulk, Iron Man, Magneto Testament, Marvel Nemesis, Red Skull Incarnate, Silver Surfer, SkaarStar WarsStormWar Machine, Warbound, Warlock, Weapon H, Weapon XX-Men: Phoenix Endsong & Warsong, X-Treme X-Men
Valiant: Eternal Warrior

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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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Greg Pak Shop now lets customers direct 50% of their purchase price to local comic shops

I’m thrilled to announce that my online store is now giving customers the chance to designate a local comic shop to receive a commission of half of the price of their purchases!

The COVID-19 crisis has hit comic shops hard. I’m hoping this will help put a few dollars into the hands of shop owners who have done so much for me and for thousands of creators and fans.

Please click here for more details and feel free to poke around the store and buy tons of stuff! I’ve restocked the store with loads of new rare variants and books — and even included a fun Garage Sale section with a few books I DIDN’T write!

Just type the name of a local shop into the “special instructions” field when you check out and we’ll send them half of your purchase price (minus shipping). If we can’t reach the shop you listed or if they can’t accept PayPal, we’ll send the commission to another shop on the list, selected at random, or donate it to the Book Industry Charitable Foundation.

Thank you so much for your consideration, and have fun shopping!

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2019.03.18 – FIREFLY #15 and ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3 out today – and FREE pdfs at the Greg Pak Shop for the duration of the coronavirus crisis!

Hey, friends. Sending all the best wishes to everyone grappling with the coronovirus crisis and hoping everyone’s listening to your local authorities and staying home.

If you’re a parent/teacher/caregiver with little ones at home, I’m thrilled to announce that Jonathan Coulton, Tak Miyazawa and I have made all of our children’s books available for FREE download for the duration of the crisis. That includes ABC DISGUSTING, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF in English and Spanish, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS, and the PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF ACTIVITY BOOK, which is packed with games and fun and designed to be printed on a home printer.

You can find all the books at And yes, they’re all FREE!

Free PDFs at the Greg Pak shop!

At the same link, you can also download the PDF and audiobook of my KICKSTARTER SECRETS how-to book and the 2010 sci fi graphic novel VISION MACHINE. All free!

Meanwhile, it’s new release day in the world of comic books! If you’re self-quarantined or otherwise staying at home, PLEASE STAY AT HOME! But you can still get your comics from lots of comic shops who are now offering shipping. And many shops are doing curbside drop off. Please contact your local shop and ask them about your options — You can also buy books digitally at

The wonderful comic book writer Leah Williams is now collecting info from different comic book shops and creating an interactive map that will show you where you can get your books in the coming days. Check it out and follow her on Twitter for more!

Today I have two books in stores — FIREFLY #15, which continues the unlikely adventures of Mal Reynolds, infamous outlaw turned sheriff, and ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3, featuring the Agents of Atlas in a titanic showdown between the three great civilizations of Pan, Atlantis, and the Sirenas! FIREFLY #15 was drawn by Lalit Kumar Sharma with colors by Francesco Segala and letters by Jim Campbell. ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3 was drawn by Ario Anindito and Robert Gill with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg and letters by Joe Sabino.

I love both creative teams and am super proud of both books and I hope you enjoy them.

Please do stay safe and stay home!

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