Pleased to report that the collection of the PLANET HULK WORLDBREAKER miniseries hit comic shops today! Featuring line art by Manuel Garcia, colors by Chris Sotomayor, letters by Joe Caramagna, and script by yours truly.
Big news – I’m attending the American Library Association Annual Conference in Chicago as a guest of BOOM Studios! to promote MECH CADETS this weekend, and I’m also doing a DC Comics signing for CITY BOY! Come see, come see! Here’s my schedule:
Friday, June 23
6:00-6:30 pm – signing – BOOM Studios Booth 3626
Saturday, June 24
1:00-1:30 pm – signing – BOOM Studios Booth 3626
2:00-4:00 pm – GNCRT’S 2023 Magical Comics Tea – Hyatt Regency McCormick, Grant Park AB
4:30-5:00 pm – signing – BOOM Studios Booth 3626
Sunday, June 25
11:00-11:30 am – signing – BOOM Studios Booth 3626
12:00-12:50 pm – Ram V./Greg Pak – The Vigil and City Boy signing – DC Comics Booth 3520
2:30-3:30 pm – Worldbuilding panel – Chapter One Stage
This one was a surprise! As IGN reports, Hasbro has announced its new Marvel Legends action figure set — which includes a massive Totally Awesome Hulk Build-a-Figure! One body part of the Totally Awesome Hulk figure is included in the package of each of the other characters in the series — if you collect them all, you can assemble Amadeus Cho!
I’m always thrilled to see Amadeus get more love. I co-created him with artist Takeshi Miyazawa way back in 2005; his incarnation as the Totally Awesome Hulk was designed by artist Frank Cho.
I’m an Asian American writer who’s been working on Marvel comic books for nineteen years but somehow have never managed to write Jubilee — until now! Please don’t miss MARVEL’S VOICES: X-MEN #1, on sale August 16, that will feature a short Jubilee story written by yours truly!
Check out the gorgeous Bernard Chang cover above and visit the Marvel announcement for more about the full lineup of incredible creators and characters in this anthology book.
Rest in peace, John Romita.
This 1974 oversized Marvel Treasury Edition: The Spectacular Spider-Man was one of my first comic books ever, and that cover still thrills me. Such clean, fluid, dynamic lines. Feels so real, and pops at the same time. An absolutely foundational comic book legend.
Marvel has posted a statement and tribute here.
Thrilled to report that DARTH VADER #35 hits comic book shops on Wednesday, June 14! Here’s the official solicit:
VADER UNBOUND! The DARK LORD OF THE SITH has called upon the galaxy’s greatest archaeologist, DOCTOR APHRA, for help. He’s lost control of THE FORCE, and only APHRA knows what can tame his path of destruction! …But will an archaic KYBERITE weapon only lead to more devastation?
The book was written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Federico Blee, letters by Joe Caramagna, and cover by Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho.
I had a tremendous time writing Doctor Aphra for the first time in this book. So much fun following the fantastic work of writers like Kieron Gillen, Simon Spurrier, and Alyssa Wong.
I’m thrilled to share the cover of WHO BELONGS?, an AAPI Hidden Voices project coming soon from the NYC Department of Education’s Civics for All Comics Group!
The book was drawn by Jeremy Arambulo, colored by Irma Kniivila, lettered by Janice Chiang, and written by yours truly.
UPDATE: The book has been released and you can download it now from the WeTeachNYC.org website!
DC.com interviewed yours truly about CITY BOY #1 — check it out here! Here’s an excerpt:
I’m such a huge fan of heroes with more off-the-wall abilities and powers and I think Cameron definitely fits the bill. Can you give us a rundown of how his city-speaking powers work and what fans should expect from him?
Cameron has the ability to tap into the consciousness of any city he’s in, which gives him access to all the city’s secrets and sometimes even control the infrastructure of the city in spectacular ways. I don’t want to spoil all of the ways Cameron uses his powers, but I can say that he starts small, basically scrounging for little lost treasures to pawn, but things amp up pretty quickly and the stakes will get enormously high. I’ll also note that the cities have their own consciousness and free will, so exactly what Cameron is able to do at any given moment may depend on the nature of his bond with any given city. Lots of room for interesting dynamics!
The interview also teased an appearance by Superman in issue #3 of the series. I’m ridiculously excited about this — I wrote Superman in ACTION COMICS and BATMAN/SUPERMAN for two years and absolutely love the character. It’s been great having the chance to spend time with him again, especially with City Boy in the mix.
Are there other characters you’d like him to team-up with in the future?
One of the biggest on my list is coming up in issue #3: Superman! In terms of powers, I love that Cameron and Clark both have access to more information about what’s going on around them than is probably good for anyone’s mental health—and both have to consider all kinds of moral and ethical questions as a result. At the same time, I love that Clark’s basically lawful good and Cameron is deeply, instinctively chaotic, so their ways of dealing with the world and their responsibilities are very different. That’s all solid gold for storytelling, and I can’t wait till we can share that issue with folks!
So to complete the tease, here’s Minkyu Jung’s gorgeous, uncolored cover for CITY BOY #3, featuring the big blue boy scout himself!
CITY BOY is written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with interior art by Minkyu Jung, colors by Sunny Gho, letters by Wes Abbott, and editing by Jessica Chen. Ask your local comics shop to hold copies for you today!
In bookstores today: MECH CADETS BOOK ONE, collecting MECH CADET YU #1-12!
Written by Greg Pak with line art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Triona Farrell, Jessica Kholinne, and Raúl Angulo, and letters by Simon Bowland.
The MECH CADETS animated series will debut on Netflix on August 10 – get MECH CADETS BOOK ONE today and find out what all the fuss is about!
Launching a brand new character in a superhero universe can be incredibly hard, so I’m thrilled to report that CITY BOY #1 is getting rave reviews in its first day of release!
CITY BOY is written by yours truly with art by Minkyu Jung, colors by Sunny Gho, letters by Wes Abbott, and editing by Jessica Chen. The book is part of Jessica’s amazing We Are Legends imprint of Asian American stories at DC Comics, and it tells the tale of Cameron Kim, a Korean American kid with the ability to tap into the consciousness of the city he’s in.
Comic Watch writes, “With great characterization, solid heart, and natural connection to the DCU, City Boy #1 is the start of something really great.”
Weird Science says, “Pak’s writing is tight, efficient, and almost melodic in its delivery. Minkyu Jung’s art presents memorable characters, dramatic composition, and gritty action.”
ComicsBeat says, “We get a solid main character, a cool new powers concept, and all the basics done right — we get a great new superhero debut comic.”
Ask your local comic shop to hold a copy of CITY BOY #1 for you today!
And feel free to check out the extensive interview AIPT did with me!