DARTH VADER #37 hits comic book shops today! Script by yours truly, line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Federico Blee, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho, editing by Mark Paniccia, Mikey Basso, and Danny Khazem.
Realized that with issue #37, I’ve now written more issues of DARTH VADER in sequence than any other comic book series I’ve worked on. I might have written more Hulk and Hercules comics over the years, but those were broken up into different runs. Also realized that means I may have written more Darth Vader comics than anyone else on the planet at this point, whew! Hugely grateful to all of the readers, reviewers, and retailers who have supported the book and made this all possible!
Here’s the official solicit:
• KILLER DROIDS have taken over DARTH VADER’S flagship Super Star Destroyer, the EXECUTOR!
• Will the lessons of JEDI MASTERS QUI-GON and OBI-WAN save him from the SCOURGE – or make him a tool for its galactic conquest?
I’m very excited to report that this Saturday I’ll be delivering the keynote address at the Bronx Library Center Comic Con! The event is at 310 East Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10458, and free to the public. Come see, come see!
Here’s the whole schedule of the con:
10:00 AM – Doors open
11:00 – 11:15 AM – Introduction with Jennifer Watson
11:15 – 12:00 – Keynote Address with Greg Pak
12:00 – 1:00 PM – Panel 1: What Goes Into Making Comics
1:00 – 2:00 PM – Panel 2: POC in Comics (A Bronx Fantastic Event)
2:30 – 4:30 PM – Film Screening: Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
If you’re a Superman fan, dontcha dare miss CITY BOY #3, written by yours truly with line art by the great Minkyu Jung, colors by Sunny Gho, letters by Wes Abbott, and edited by Jessica Chen!
This is my first time writing Superman since my ACTION COMICS run ended back in 2016. Absolutely loved it. One of my favorite comic book characters of all time. Hope to get another shot at a run with Clark one of these days.
The book was written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Federico Blee, letters by Joe Caramagna, and a cover by Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho. Here’s the official solicit:
DEATH BY DROID! With his Force powers still out of control, Darth Vader’s more powerful and vulnerable than ever before… Which makes this the perfect time for him to be BETRAYED by one of his most trusted associates (and astoundingly, it’s not APHRA or OCHI)! Featuring the return of TRIPLE-ZERO and BEE TEE – and the deadliest team up of droids Vader has ever faced!
This was a fun issue to write in part because I did something unusual for me — cutting back and forth in time to show a plan being hatched and executed at the same time. I think I generally write in a pretty direct manner, avoiding too much fooling around with time jumps (with the exception of evocative flashbacks, especially in the VADER book). But with this issue, we’re seeing a group of droids planning an attack on Vader, and somehow playing with time was the most efficient and fun way to move the story forward with maximum surprises and payoffs.
I’ve been writing comics for 19 years now (and writing fiction for about 48!), but there are always new (to me) things to try and muscles to flex.
Please do ask your local comic shop to hold a copy of the book for you. Hope you enjoy!
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.