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Greg Pak’s the new STAR WARS comic book writer – and here’s a Marvel interview with Jim Beard

A couple of weekends ago at Star Wars Celebration, Marvel announced that I’ll be the new writer for the ongoing STAR WARS comic book starting with issue #68 in July and illustrated by the great Phil Noto — check out the cover above!

In the meantime, you can continue reading my STAR WARS one-shot stories as part of the STAR WARS AGE OF REBELLION miniseries. So far, the Leia, Tarkin, and Han books are out in the wild. Next Wednesday, you’ll be able to pick up STAR WARS AGE OF REBELLION: BOBA FETT #1, with gorgeous art from Marc Laming and colors by Neeraj Menon.

Aaaand now you can read an interview at Marvel.com by Jim Beard in which I talk about all these books and more! Please do check it out! Here’s an excerpt:

Marvel.com: Greg, basic question, but an oh-so important one: What’s your favorite of the ten Star Wars feature films and why?

Greg Pak: I was eight when A New Hope came out—although we just called it Star Wars back then—and eleven when The Empire Strikes Back hit. So as much as I love the new movies, and I love, love, love ’em, that first trilogy will probably always be my sentimental fave.

The Empire Strikes Back is probably at the top of my list, in part because of how mind blowing it was to see after waiting three years as a kid for the next chapter, and how shocked we were by the big choices and character moments throughout. It’s such a classic now that it’s a little hard to express how hugely risk-taking it felt at the time and how much it opened up and made possible that Star Wars mythology we almost take for granted now. And I just love so many of the acting beats in that second movie. All of Mark Hamill’s moments with Yoda in those early scenes on Dagobah are just phenomenally good—so real and so endearing and so critical for making the fantastical scenario work on a human level.

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