Greg Pak: Calendar

A listing of upcoming book releases and events! Dontcha dare miss out!

2022-10-19 – STRANGER THINGS – AFTERSCHOOL ADVENTURES OMNIBUS

Stranger Things Afterschool Adventures cover by Ron Chan

Over the past few years, I’ve written or co-written three middle grade Stranger Things comic book stories that have now been compiled in one big volume called the Stranger Things Afterschool Adventures Omnibus — which hits comic book shops on October 19!

The stories include “Zombie Boys,” “The Bully,” and “Erica the Great,” the last of which was co-written by Danny Lore. Dan Chan drew the cover, Valeria Favoccia provided line art, Dan Jackson colored, and Nate Piekos lettered.

All of these stories were a blast to write and all have a ton of heart, telling stories in between pivotal moments and seasons of the show. Please do feel free to check out the preview pages and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

2022-10-18 – DUO #6 hits comic shops! Check out the preview!

Duo #6 Dike Ruan cover

The final issue of the DUO series hits stores on October 18! Written by yours truly with pencils by Khoi Pham, inks by Scott Hanna, colors by Chris Sotomayor, and letters by Janice Chiang, the series has followed a pair of lovers who share a single body and grapple with eerie immortals and a possibly evil genius. This issue’s main cover is by Dike Ruan and the variant is by Cathy Kwan.

You can check out a lettered preview of the final issue here and please feel free to ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you!

From the official solicit:

In this climactic final issue, Kelly and David fight a war on three fronts! On one side there are malevolent immortals hungry for vengeance. On the other, Dr. Tinker, who will let those immortals rip the city apart to get his hands on Kelly and David’s nanotech. But the real war is Kelly and David’s fight with each other for control of the body they share…and their fate will, in turn, decide humanity’s!

Duo #6 Cathy Kwan cover

2022-10-19 – DARTH VADER #28 hits comic shops – check out the preview!

Darth Vader #28 cover by Rahzzah

DARTH VADER #28 hits stores on October 19 – featuring the terrifying confrontation between Sabé and the Emperor! We’ve been building up to this moment for quite a while, and you are not prepared.

The stunning cover above is by Rahzzah; interior line art is from Rafaele Ienco with colors by Carlos Lopez and letters from Joe Caramagna.

Check out a lettered preview at StarWars.com and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

From the official solicit:

THE SHADOW IN THE FIRE! For decades, Sabé, Handmaiden of Padmé, schemed to assassinate Darth Vader, whom she believed murdered her queen. But Sabé has learned Vader’s greatest secret, and now she fights at his side, believing that someday, she may prove there is still good in him. What happens when the Handmaiden finally comes face-to-face with the Emperor, who knows all of her secrets? The Queen’s Shadow enters the crucible! Will Vader let her burn?

2022-11-02 – FIREFLY: RETURN TO EARTH THAT WAS – DELUXE EDITION!

Firefly Earth That Was Deluxe Edition cover

Happy to report that the giant collected edition of my last year of FIREFLY stories is being released as a giant hardcover that hits comic shops on November 2 and traditional bookstores on November 8!

This deluxe edition also includes a never-before-seen short comic book story written by yours truly with lovely line art by Jose Johann Jaro. It’s my very last FIREFLY story and features Mal finally doing something incredibly huge and brave that we’d been teasing for at least a year. Dontcha dare miss it!

Here’s the official solicit copy:

A new crew of the legendary Serenity face new enemies, reunite with old friends, and travel to the EARTH THAT WAS for the first time in Firefly history!

Firefly jumps forward in time after the battle with the Reavers that left Wash & Book dead. Serenity soars again, with Kaylee captaining a crew including River, Jayne and the bandit Leonard Chang-Benitez. They’ll soon find themselves drawn into a shocking conflict that puts them on an interception course with old friends… and new enemies! In an attempt to evade the Alliance the crew of Serenity find themselves stranded on The-Earth-That-Was, a strange world filled with ancient artifacts, a new civilization and…maybe some semblance of hope. As strangers in a strange land they encounter individual and shared challenges galore! The groundbreaking future of Firefly by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Darth Vader) and an all-star group ofartists including Pius Bak (The Magicians), Ethan Young (NANJING: The Burning City), Simona Di Gianfelice (Power Rangers), Jordi Perez (Queen of Bad Dreams), and Jahnoy Lindsay (Marvel’s Voices) is collected for the first time in a special deluxe edition hardcover! Collects Firefly #25-36.

Ask your local comics shop to hold a copy for you today!

Or buy it from Bookshop.org (full disclosure: I get a small commission if you use this link to buy the book)!

2022-10-06 – NYCDOE Civics for All Comics Group panel at the NYCC

UPDATE: Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the panel after all today. Big apologies to anyone who hoped to see me! But the panel will be fantastic and you should still go!

After zero (0) convention appearances since 2019, I’ll be doing one (1) panel at this year’s New York Comic Con! If you’re attending the NYCC, come see the NYCDOE’s Civics for All Comics Group panel at 10:45 am on Thursday, October 6!

Click here for the full details!

I’m very happy that the NYCC is requiring all attendees to wear masks. If you’re attending, please also consider getting your bivalent booster if you haven’t already! It’s free and it protects against the current variants!

Please visit Vaccines.gov to schedule your vaccination!

2022-09-21 – DARTH VADER #27 in stores today!

DARTH VADER #27 cover by Rahzzah

DARTH VADER #27 hits comic shops today! Written by yours truly with interior art by Raffele Ienco, colors by Carlos Lopez, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Rahzzah, and editing by Mark Paniccia, Danny Khazem, and Mikey Basso.

Here’s the solicit!

• The alliance between Darth Vader and Sabé has always seemed destined for disaster.
• After all, how long can the Dark Lord of the Sith and the idealistic handmaiden of Padmé Amidala find common ground?
• So as Vader and Sabé enter the final battle against a corrupt Imperial governor, something’s going to break.
• Will it be Vader’s cold resolve or Sabé’s true heart? And how long until Ochi of Bestoon finally makes his move?

Check out the lettered preview and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

And here’s a tease of an interior page in which Vader gets an assist from a robot buddy!

2022-09-20 – DUO #5 in stores today!

DUO #5 main cover by Dike Ruan

DUO #5 hit comic shops today! The book was written by yours truly with art by Khoi Pham and Scott Hana, colors by Chris Sotomayor, letters by Janice Chiang, main cover by Dike Ruan, and variant cover by Cathy Kwan.

Here’s the official solicit:

When bestowed with the enormous powers of a god…do as gods do! David and Kelly flout enemies and allies alike to reveal themselves to the public and heal the sick and suffering with their nanobot technology. But inside their shared body, David and Kelly are at war for control. With a new threat on the horizon so great that even the Immortals fear it, will the bickering lovers get it together in time to save the world?

I’m very proud of this series and hope you’ll check it out. It’s been enormously well-reviewed — Lyle’s Movie Files gave the latest issue 9/10 and said “It’s been the rare new series that’s struck the ideal pace so every issue feels like a step up from the previous installment.”

Check out the lettered preview here and ask your local shop to hold a copy for you today!

DUO #5 variant cover by Cathy Kwan.

2022-08-24 – DARTH VADER #26 in stores today – INTO THE SAND!

Darth Vader #26 cover

I’m thrilled to report that DARTH VADER #26 hits stores today, written by yours truly with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Carlos Lopez, letters by Joe Caramagna, and a glorious cover by Rahzzah.

I’ve been dreaming about this one for a long time, folks — it’s a heart-wrenching exploration of the emotional experience behind Anakin’s notorious line about sand from ATTACK OF THE CLONES, and I can’t wait for you to read it.

Here’s the official solicit:

INTO THE SAND! We all know about Anakin Skywalker’s aversion to finely ground particulate matter. But what does sand mean to the Dark Lord of the Sith? When Sabé, Vader’s unlikely new ally, goes missing, Vader must confront his own dark heart in the maelstrom of a terrible sandstorm – while tapping into one of his earliest skills in a wildly unexpected way!

“Darth Vader (2020) #26 is one hell of a comic issue.” — Tatooine Times. Read the full review here!

Check out five fully lettered preview pages at StarWars.com and ask your local comics shop to hold a copy for you today!

And here’s the first page of the comic for your viewing pleasure:

Darth Vader #26, page 1

 

2022.06.29 – DARTH VADER #24 in stores today!

Darth Vader #24 cover by Paul Renaud

DARTH VADER #24 hits comic shops today, written by yours truly with interior line art by Marco Castiello, colors by Carlos Lopez, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Paul Renaud, and editing by Mark Paniccia, Danny Khazem, and Mikey J. Basso.

The solicit text:

Someone’s been to Polis Massa. Someone’s heard Padmé’s last words. Someone knows Vader’s deepest secret. What happens when the Dark Lord of the Sith finds out? Meanwhile, a colony of refugees from a certain sandy planet struggle under the rule of an Imperial governor. Will their connection to Vader’s past be their salvation—or their doom? Plus: the shocking return of two of Anakin Skywalker’s oldest friends!

Click here for a lettered preview and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!