The book was written by Greg Pak with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Jason Keith, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Aaron Kuder and Richard Isanov, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
The book plunges into the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS storyline with a deep dive into the mind and machinations of Sly Moore, the mysterious Umbaran in the Emperor’s inner court. Here’s the official solicit:
“THE BLADE BEHIND THE CURTAIN” • For decades, no figure has stood as close to the EMPEROR with so much mystery surrounding her. • Who is the UMBARAN? What is her role within the EMPIRE and in the WAR OF THE BOUNTY HUNTERS? And what happens when she emerges from the darkness to challenge Darth Vader himself? • Featuring an unprecedented look at the inner workings of the Emperor’s inner circle – and the return of IG-88!
June 23 looks like a pretty big day for comics written by Greg Pak!
DARTH VADER #13 launches Vader into the thick of the War of the Bounty Hunters crossover – with the Dark Lord taking on IG-88, everyone’s favorite killer Phlutdroid! Written by yours truly with interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Jason Keith, and letters by Joe Caramagna. Preorder it here!
FIREFLY #30 continues the epic story on Earth that Was as our heroes learn what exactly it means to be “Infernia.” Interior line art by Simona Di Gianfelice, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell. Preorder it here!
But that’s not all! On June 23, you can also pick up the second volume of our hit DARTH VADER series! Interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna. Order it here!
I’ve got three books in comic book shops today! Two written by yours truly, one with a teaser of a story I’ve written. Read on for the details!
DARTH VADER #12 serves as prelude to the War of the Bounty Hunters storyline and tells the untold story of when Vader first learned Han Solo’s name! The book’s drawn by Guiu Vilanova with colors by Dean White, letters by Joe Caramagna, and a cover by Aaron Kuder and Richard Isanove.
FIREFLY #29 begins a whole new era for the crew as they find themselves on Earth That Was! Line art by Simona Di Gianfelice, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, and cover by Bengal.
A huge teaser of the return of Milestone Comics! The book includes a two page preview of the DUO series written by yours truly with line art by Khoi Pham and colors by Chris Sotomayor.
All of these books are in comic book stores today. Ask your local retailer to hold copies for you!
The much anticipated DARTH VADER #11 hits comic book shops on Wednesday, April 28!
Written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with line art by Raffele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover line art by Aaron Kuder, cover colors by Richard Isanove, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
Excited about this one — it’s the huge climax to the journey to Exegol, with shocking revelations galore!
Very excited to join a bunch of my favorite people for the AsAm Creator Happy Hour panel this Thursday to raise money for the AAAJ Chicago’s bystander intervention training. Please sign up for the free event today!
From the official announcement:
Join us on Thursday, April 22 at 8pm ET / 7pm CT / 5pm PT for a fundraiser to support Advancing Justice | Chicago
Preeti Chhibber is a speaker, freelance writer, and author of A Jedi You Will Be, Avengers Assembly: The Sinister Substitute, and featured in the forthcoming anthology Sword Stone Table.
Amy Chu is a professional writer whose works include the Netflix series DOTA: Dragon’s Blood, graphic novel Sea Sirens, and comics such as Sensational Wonder Woman, DMC, and KISS. Amy is also a former Executive Director of the Asian American Arts Alliance and Board Member of the Asian Women Giving Circle.
Shing Yin Khor is an installation artist and cartoonist exploring the Americana mythos and new human rituals. They are the author of The American Dream? and The Legend of Auntie Po.
Trung Le Nguyen is a Vietnamese American artist and author from Minneapolis. Trung has contributed work for Oni Press, Boom! Studios, and Image Comics, and recently released his first original graphic novel The Magic Fish.
Greg Pak is a Korean American comic book writer and filmmaker best known for his award-winning feature film Robot Stories and his comics Mech Cadet Yu and Planet Hulk.
Randall Park is an actor, comedian, writer, and director known for his role in the TV series Fresh Off the Boat and films including Always Be My Maybe and Ant-Man and the Wasp.
It’s been a while! Sending all the best to everyone during these difficult days. I’m just chiming in to let you know that I’m teaching a one hour online class about running a Kickstarter campaign this Tuesday, April 13 at 8 pm ET, and I’m donating my take from the event to Compassion Oakland, a group of volunteers who have been providing chaperones for seniors in Oakland’s Chinatown.
If you’re interested, please do register today! There are just seven slots left as I write this. I’ll be devoting a good chunk of time to Q&A, so this’ll be a great time to get practical answers to specific questions if you have them.
DARTH VADER #10 hits comic shops today! The book’s written by yours truly with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Aaron Kuder, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
DARTH VADER #9 hits comic book shops and Comixology today! Interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Aaron Kuder.
Here’s the solicit:
THE ASSASSIN RETURNS!
In his search for vengeance in the depths of MUSTAFAR, DARTH VADER has seized the mysterious key to the EMPEROR’S greatest secret.
But the key itself needs a key – which only the deadly assassin OCHI OF BESTOON seems to have. Vader and Ochi are in for the fight of their lives with the fate of the Emperor in the balance – but how much of this is all PALPATINE’S plan?
And what happens when the SITH LORD and the SITH ASSASSIN start to figure that plan out?
FIREFLY: BLUE SUN RISING #1 hits comic shops today, written by yours truly with interior line art from Dan McDaid, colors by Marcelo Costa, letters by Jim Campbell, and covers by Nimit Malavia, Christian Ward, and Lorenzo De Felici.
The book concludes an epic year of storytelling about the Serenity crew’s conflicts with the Blue Sun corporation, and we pulled out all stops for this one with big changes and big emotional moments.
Hey, I’m moderating an incredible panel this Friday for a VoteRiders textbanking event! Help people get the ID they need to vote in Georgia AND hear an all-star AsAm panel talk about comfort food this Friday, 5 pm ET!
With Tamlyn Tomita, Preeti Chhibber, R.O. Kwon, Minh Lê, Andrea Shea, and Alex Shibutani!
It’s gonna be incredibly fun, and it’s for an INCREDIBLY important cause. Sign up today at voteriders.org/text!
Writer of over 500 comic books, including PLANET HULK, MECH CADET YU, FIREFLY, and DARTH VADER