Greg Pak: Calendar

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

2023.08.16 – MARVEL’S VOICES X-MEN #1 with a Pak/Bayliss Jubilee story!

Three panels from Marvel Voices X-Men #1 featuring line art by Daniel Bayliss and colors by Marcelo Costa. Panels show Jubilee and Lady Deathstrike hiding behind a column as androids fire at them, Jubilee making a comic pleading face (to Lady D), and then Jubilee happily plunging into battle with the androids.

Very happy to report that has posted details about the MARVEL’S VOICES X-MEN anthology book that hits comic book shops on August 16.  Here’s the blurb about the story I worked on:

“HOLLYWOOD ENDING” Starring Jubilee and Lady Deathstrike

Written by GREG PAK

Superstar writer Greg Pak, known for modern mutant masterpieces like PHOENIX: ENDSONGSTORM, and MAGNETO: TESTAMENT, returns to the X-Men with newcomer Daniel Bayliss for an unexpected team-up story starring Jubilee and Lady Deathstrike!

Please feel free to ask your local comic shop to order a copy for you today!

2023-07-12 – DARTH VADER #36 hits comic shops – check out the preview!

DARTH VADER #36 cover by Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho featuring Vader holding a jagged shield and electro staff, with Doctor Aphra standing beside him and the evil droids Triple Zero and Beetee-One in the background.

DARTH VADER #36 hits comic book shops on Wednesday, July 7, and you can  check out the lettered preview at Comic Book Dispatch!

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.

Panel from DARTH VADER #36 showing the Droid Crush leader pointing at Gee-Ninety, saying "How about you, big guy?" Gee-Ninety responds saying "Ha ha! Me? I'm Gee-Ninety! I worked for Vader--until he betrayed my team and cut me in half!" Other silhouetted droids in the background listen.

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!

2023-06-23 – 06-25 – Greg Pak at the ALA Annual Conference in Chicago!

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

2023-06-14 – DARTH VADER #35 in comic shops Wednesday – check out the preview!

DARTH VADER #35 cover by Leinil Yu and Sunny Gho featuring Doctor Aphra at a gambling table, unaware that Vader is looming behind her

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.

Comic book page from DARTH VADER #35 written by Greg Pak and drawn by Raffaele Ienco with colors by Federico Blee and letters by Joe Caramagna.

First three images are flashbacks of Vader and Doctor Aphra accompanied by this Aphra voiceover: "I activated Triple-Zero and Beetee-One for you. The best killer driods you never knew you needed. I helped you build an army of droid commandos. And I pulled off the Son-Tuul Pride heist for you. So you had all the credits you needed to do all that sneaky stuff you were doing behind the Emperor's back."

Then we cut to real time and see Aphra kneeling before Vader, pleading for her life, while Ochi snarks from the background.

APHRA: I mean, yeah, I told the Emperor what you were doing behindhis back...
OCHI: And people say I talk too much.
APHRA: ...but he liked that! Very Sith-y!
APHRA: And now I'm...
APHRA: ...I'm still alive.
APHRA: So you... need something?
OCHI: Now she gets it.
OCHI: I'm ready, boss! Just like old--

And we end with Vader activating his elctrostaff and Aphra exclaiming "Ah!"

Ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you and check out the preview today!

2023-05-17 – MECH CADETS BOOK ONE in comic shops!

Mech Cadets Book One cover featuring line art by Takeshi Miyazawa

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!

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

2023-05-10 – DARTH VADER #34 hits comic shops!

Leinil Yu cover for Darth Vader #34 featuring Vader with an electrostaff facing off against a group of rebels while standing on a wrecked ship

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:

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!

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