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War Machine

A Marvel Comics series written by Greg Pak

“And all of these characters, be they male or female, are strong, intelligent, and very, very good at their jobs. When the women are in danger, they’re saved due to the efforts of a mixed-gender team — as are the men. And if some non-white characters have shady criminal histories, they’re balanced out by those with impeccable records. These characters defy stereotypes and pigeonholing, and though their cultural backgrounds have obviously had an impact on their lives, as we see specifically in flashbacks to Rhodey’s childhood, their race isn’t their sole defining feature. … it’s a very well-written book even beyond its casting successes, and I encourage anyone with even a passing interest to give it a try.”
— Jennifer Smith, Fantastic Fangirls

“Throw in the Ultimo Virus, Norman Osborn and a knock-down-drag-out fight with Ares the God of War, and you’ve got yourself a gritty, action-packed, viscera-soaked solo arc that War Machine has deserved since the ’90s.”
— Wizard Magazine

Free Greg Pak Marvel books at Comixology!


By Greg Pak
A bunch of my books are part of the Marvel #1 digital comics giveaway at Comixology right now. The site’s pretty bogged down, so it might be tricky to download everything, but it appears that you can nab the following:
“Red Skull” #1
“Silver Surfer” #1
“Dark Reign: The List: Hulk”
“Hulk vs. Hercules: When Titans Clash”
“Planet Skaar Prologue”
“Skaar Son of Hulk” #1
“Iron Man: House of M” #1
“War Machine” #1
“Chaos War” #1
“World War Hulk” #1
“World War Hulk Prologue” (includes the Amadeus Cho origin story, I think)
“World War Hulk: Aftersmash” #1
“Herc” #1
“X-Treme X-Men” #1
“X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong” #1
“X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #1
Good luck, and enjoy!

2010.05.14 – 05.15 – Greg Pak to attend Glyph Awards, East Coast Black Age of Comics Con ’10

“War Machine” writer Greg Pak will attend the Glyph Awards on May 14 and the East Coast Black Age of Comics Con on May 15 in Philadelphia. “War Machine” has been nominated in three Glyph Awards categories and Pak will sit on the Writers Panel at the ECBACC at 11 am on the 15th.
For more information, visit the ECBACC website.

Greg Pak’s “War Machine” wins ComicCritique.com’s Maximum Force Award


The twelve issue “War Machine” series written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco, Allan Jefferson, Wellinton Alves, Mahmud Asrar, and R.B. Silva, has nabbed the coveted Maximum Force Award from ComicCritique.com. Here’s an excerpt:

The triple-twists of plot and cat-and-mouse motivations of the characters ranked with the best suspense/spy stuff ever done, and the way that humanity and the heroes, if not winning, get a way to live and even make the most of another day was immensely satisfying and utterly unsentimental. A milestone of story that gets to make its point and toughness that works to show its substance.

Click here to read the whole thing.

Greg Pak and Leo Manco’s “War Machine” nominated for three Glyph Comic Awards


“War Machine,” written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco, has been nominated for three Glyph Comics Awards, including Story of the Year, Best Writer, and Fan Award for Best Comic. The winners will be announced in May in Philadelphia at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Con 2010.
Click here to view all of the nominees.
And click here to vote for “War Machine” in the Fan Favorite category!

2010.02.10 – “War Machine: Dark Reign” trade paperback

Check your local comic shop for “War Machine: Dark Reign,” a trade paperback collecting “War Machine” #6 to #12, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Carlos Magno, Leonardo Manco, Allan Jefferson, Wellington Alves, and RB Silva.

Greg Pak and his books nominated for multiple CBR Assemblies Awards

Posters at the Comic Book Resources Avengers Board have nominated writer Greg Pak, his “War Machine” series, and a number of the books and characters from his “Incredible Hercules” series, co-written with Fred Van Lente, for 2009 Assemblies Awards. CBR posters can vote over the next two weeks — click here for the thread. Among the nominations are:

Favorite Avengers Writer – Greg Pak
Favorite Ongoing Team Series – “Incredible Hercules” (written by Pak and Fred Van Lente) and “War Machine” (written by Pak)
Favorite Issue – “Incredible Hercules” #136
Favorite Collected Volume – “Incredible Hercules: Love & War”
Favorite Avenger – Hercules
Favorite Villain – Hera
Favorite Breakout Character – Kid Zeus

Click here to see all the nominations.

ComicAttack loves “War Machine” #12

“War Machine” #12, the final issue of Greg Pak’s series, has nabbed a rave review from ComicAttack.net. Here’s an excerpt:

Pak has been impressive this entire series and brought War Machine to another level in my opinion. His interpretation of Rhodes feels the most real and has substance that (at this point anyway) makes him seem more viable and not some knock off or throw away character. Pak has introduced us to the strategist and forward thinker as well as the hero that is Jim Rhodes.

I suggest grabbing the trade as soon as it’s available and again I’ll say this: War Machine is one of the best books you’re not reading!

Click here to read the whole thing.

TeenReads.com gives “War Machine: Iron Heart” the thumbs up

TeenReads.com likes “War Machine: Iron Heart,” written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco. Here’s an excerpt:

While the terms of the Middle Eastern occupation in this story differ from the real world, Pak subtly compares his fictional tale with the real conflict by showing ulterior motives and dubious intentions involved with both clashes.

A techno-thriller blurred with spy agencies, Greek mythology and questionable wars, “War Machine: Iron Heart” stands as a truly unique tale of power and corruption.

Click here to read the whole thing.

2009.12.15 – Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente at Comic Book Club in NYC

LAST MINUTE UPDATE!
“Incredible Hercules” co-writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente will be the guests at the live talk/comedy show known as Comic Book Club on Tuesday, December 14, in New York City. The show starts at 8 pm at the Peoples Improv Theater, 154 W. 29th St. between 6th and 7th Avenues — tickets are just $5.
Dontcha dare miss it!

Comic Book Club LOVES “Incredible Hulk” #605 and “War Machine” #12

The Comic Book Club’s Alex Zalben has posted a rave review of “Incredible Hulk” #605, written by Greg Pak with art by Ariel Olivetti and Paul Pelletier. Here’s the blurb:

I’m going to pretend that Greg Pak coming back on this title a few issues ago was a reboot (which, essentially, it was, but without the new number one), and say that this issue is easily the best of an already excellent title. For those of you who haven’t been picking it up, a de-powered Banner is traveling around with his son, Skaar, who wants to kill the Hulk. Banner is (supposedly) training Skaar to kill the Hulk… Except maybe he’s not. Layered, textured, and tons of fun, not only does Greg Pak have perfect mastery of the Hulk and all his supporting characters, but he knows how to craft an issue of a comic that continues a story, but feels complete in and of itself. That takes skill. Oh, and Ariel Olivetti’s art is ridiculously good.

And if that’s not enough for you, here’s the rave review for “War Machine” #12, also written by Greg Pak:

Greg Pak gives James Rhodes a new status quo, and a gangbusters ending, just in time for his series to end. Too bad, too, as it felt like it was just getting started. For those of you who missed it, all twelve issues read as one mega-story, and this’ll read great in the trade.

Click here for the full article.
“Incredible Hulk” #605 and “War Machine” #12 hit comic book stores tomorrow, December 9.

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