Greg Pak is a Korean American filmmaker and comic book writer best known for his award-winning feature film Robot Stories, his blockbuster comics Planet Hulk and World War Hulk, his original comics Mech Cadet Yu and Ronin Island, and his current work on comics like Darth Vader, Duo, and Stranger Things.
Pak (rhymes with “rock”) has written almost 600 individual comic books. His work includes Ronin Island and Mech Cadet Yu, creator-owned series from BOOM! Studios; Action Comics and Batman/Superman for DC; Battlestar Galactica, John Wick, and James Bond 007 for Dynamite; and Agents of Atlas, Magneto Testament, Storm, Incredible Hercules (co-written with Fred Van Lente), and many, many others for Marvel.
Pak’s Planet Hulk series was adapted into an animated feature and inspired the gladiator Hulk storyline in the Thor: Ragnarok movie. His Mech Cadet Yu series won the 2018 Mike Wieringo Spirit Award and is being adapted into an animated series for Netflix.
With artist Takeshi Miyazawa, Pak co-created the character of Amadeus Cho, who co-starred for four years in the Incredible Hercules comic book series and became the lead of Totally Awesome Hulk and Agents of Atlas. With artist Leinil Yu, Pak co-created Pearl Pangan, a.k.a. Wave, a Filipina superhero, who sold out six of her first seven appearances in Marvel comics and is now featured in the Marvel Future Fight video game.
Pak’s feature film Robot Stories, starring Tamlyn Tomita and Sab Shimono, played in 75 festivals, won 35 awards, screened theatrically across the country, and is available on DVD from Kino. Pak’s screenplay Rio Chino won the Pipedream Screenwriting Award at the IFP Market and a Rockefeller Media Arts Fellowship. Pak co-wrote the screenplay for the feature film MVP a.k.a. Joy Road, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
Pak’s short films include “Mister Green” and “Happy Fun Room,” near-future sci-fi stories funded by ITVS for its Futurestates series. Pak’s short film “Fighting Grandpa” won 20 prizes, including a Student Academy Award, and played in over 50 film festivals. Pak’s many other shorts have won awards and screened in dozens of film festivals around the world.
Pak has crowdfunded six publishing projects, including Code Monkey Save World, a graphic novel based on the songs of Jonathan Coulton, which is one of Kickstarter’s highest grossing original comics projects of all time. Pak’s other Kickstarter campaigns include the cookbook memoir Cooking Will Break Your Heart and the children’s books ABC Disgusting, The Princess Who Saved Herself, and The Princess Who Saved Her Friends.
Pak’s other projects include the sci-fi graphic novel and iPad app Vision Machine; the acclaimed Make Comics Like the Pros how-to book, co-written with Fred Van Lente; the Kickstarter Secrets how-to book; and the prose novel adaptation of Planet Hulk. He recently wrote a book of poetry called I Belong to You / Motherland that was adapted to music by Inversion Austin and is now working on 35mm Love Letter, a how to book and memoir about analog photography.
Pak is represented for film and television work by Sandra Lucchesi at the Gersh Agency in Los Angeles.
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