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.
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:
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.
MECH CADETS BOOK ONE, a collection of MECH CADET YU issues #1 to #12, hits comic book shops on May 17! The MECH CADET YU series has been made into an animated television series that will debut on Netflix on August 10 – see what the fuss is all about by reading the comics now!
MECH CADETS BOOK ONE was written by Greg Pak with line art by Takeshi Miyazawa, colors by Triona Farrell, Jessica Kholinne, and Raul Angulo, and letters by Simon Bowland.
Here’s the official solicit:
Every four years, giant sentient robots from outer space come to Earth and bond forever with a brand new crop of Sky Corps Academy cadets.
But this time, instead of a cadet, one mech bonds with Stanford Yu, a young kid working with his mom as a janitor at Sky Corps.
This is the opportunity of a lifetime for Stanford, but first he’ll have to earn the trust of his classmates and survive an uncompromising enemy…the Sharg!
Bestselling author Greg Pak (Ronin Island, Planet Hulk) and fan-favorite artist Takeshi Miyazawa (Runaways, Ms. Marvel) bring to life this underdog story as Stanford and the newest team of Cadets and Robos face relentless training, an alien invasion, and the threat of losing themselves and human existence.
They’ll realize the true sacrifice that comes with duty and service and what makes a hero in this full collection of Mech Cadets perfect as a jumping on point ahead of the animated series on Netflix!
DARTH VADER #34 hits comic book shops this Wednesday! The book was written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with line art by Adam Gorham, colors by Federico Blee, and letters by Joe Caramagna, with a cover by Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho.
Here’s the official solicit:
UNBOUND FORCE – Part TWO!
According to the JEDI, fear leads to anger, and anger leads to hate. But does hate lead to suffering…or power? As DARTH VADER’S Force abilities spiral out of control, his lieutenant Sabe is caught in the maelstrom – and finally must confront the horrifying consequences of her choice to serve him. Will she choose darkness over light?
If you’ve been following the saga of Sabé, former handmaiden of Padmé Amidala, you do not want to miss this book!