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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

2009.12.09 – “War Machine” #12

“War Machine” #12, the last issue of the series from writer Greg Pak, hits comic book stores on December 9. Comic Book Resources has posted a colored, lettered preview of the first six pages.
Check it out!
UPDATE: Newsarama has the preview as well.

“War Machine” #10 preview

“War Machine” #10, written by Greg Pak, hits comic book stores today, and Comic Book Resources has a lettered preview of the first six pages.
Check it out — and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

“War Machine” #9 preview

Comic Book Resources has posted a six page preview of “War Machine” #9, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Alan Jefferson.
Click here to check it out.
“War Machine” #9 hits comic book stores on September 16.

2009.09.16 – “War Machine” #9

2009.10.21 – “War Machine: Iron Heart” paperback

2009.10.28 – “War Machine” #10

2009.09.16 – “War Machine” #9

“War Machine” #9, written by Greg Pak, hits comic book stores on September 16. Here’s the scoop from Comixology:

Bloggers say nice things about Greg Pak’s comics

Ben Morse on “World War Hulk”:

It’s a timeless tale twisted in enough ways to be novel and it’s also packing the secret weapon of the one and only John Romita Jr. on art, and his pairing with Pak could not be more perfect as he draws just as grand as his writing counterpart tends to plot.

Jennifer Smith on “War Machine”:

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.

Marvel interviews Greg Pak about “War Machine” #9

Marvel.com has interviewed writer Greg Pak about “War Machine” #9, which features the beginning of a final showdown between James Rhodes and Norman Osborn and hits stores on September 16. Here’s an excerpt:

“Norman’s always playing multiple hands [and] only he knows if he sees Ultimo and Rhodey himself as tools or threats,” Pak notes. “But all will revealed over the course of issues #9 and #10. And Norman may find himself playing a very specific role that he absolutely didn’t anticipate. The Rhodey/Norman showdown will be a massive fight with life-changing consequences. Only one armored hero will be standing at the end of this one.”
Given the number of unforeseen obstacles that Rhodey has had to deal with in the last few issues, it might seem as if very little has gone according to any type of plan. But looks can also deceive, according to Pak.
“Rhodey’s all about adaptation these days,” reminds the writer. “His primary power is the ability to assimilate any new technology he comes into contact with. So he’s well equipped to adjust to changing circumstances. But Rhodey absolutely has a master plan and a huge endgame, all of which will be revealed in issue #10. I’ll just say that Ultimo isn’t the only reason he came back to the United States.”

Click here for the whole interview.

Comic Book Resources likes “War Machine” #8

“War Machine” #8, written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco, has scored a nice review from Comic Book Resources. An excerpt:

If you remember the “West Coast Avengers” series from years gone by, then Greg Pak has a special treat for you. Following the activities of the past few issues, James Rhodes has to answer to former teammates about the deeds he has meted out in the name of justice. Pak does a great job of pacing this tale and highlighting the personalities of the Wackos (as Ben Grimm used to call them) as he uses Clint “I Can’t Believe He’s Not Hawkeye” Barton to crack the shell of what is really going on.

Click here to read the whole thing.

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