DARTH VADER #7 hits comic book shops and Comixology this Wednesday!
Here’s the official solicit:
PAIN LEADS TO ANGER AND ANGER LEADS TO AN ELEMENT FROM EPISODE IXX! o As DARTH VADER battered and broken by the EMPEROR as punishment for his rebellion, drags himself across the blasted surface of MUSTAFAR with vengeance on his mind! o But can he survive the onslaught of a certain mysterious SITH ASSASSIN? o And how will his world change when he learns his enemy’s GREATEST SECRET?!! Rated T
The book’s written by yours truly with interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by Daniel Acuna, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
Last minute alert! At 3 pm ET today, I’ll be on the Baltimore Comic Con’s STAR WARS COMICS panel along with Charles Soule, Katie Cook, and Mike Moreci. It’s a virtual panel and I believe anyone at all can attend — just click on the link!
Excited to report that STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #6 hits comic book shops and comiXology on Wednesday, October 14! The book’s written by yours truly with interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman.
Here’s the official solicit:
“THE PUNISHMENT! DARTH VADER failed to turn his son, Luke Skywalker, to the dark side of the Force. No…Luke was too weak to join his father in overthrowing EMPEROR PALPATINE. Vader sought revenge against those who hid Luke from him for all of these years…and in doing so nearly betrayed his master. It did not go unnoticed by Palpatine… time for Vader’s next lesson.”
Big day for comics! I’ve got three books in stores today — please do feel free to ask your local shop to hold copies for you!
FIREFLY #20 — with art by Daniel Bayliss, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, and editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal — brings the Bandit King mystery to a head and sets up a shocking climax that sets the stage for BLUE SUN RISING, the first ever FIREFLY comics event!
DARTH VADER #5 — with art by Rafaelle Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman — is the big end to our first story arc, with the Dark Lord of the Sith finally finding the tomb of Padmé Amidala.
Finally, JAMES BOND: REFLECTIONS OF DEATH is a big anthology book featuring Bond stories by six different great teams. I wrote a story drawn by Dean Kotz, colored by Kike J. Diaz, lettered by Ariana Maher, and edited by Nate Cosby in which Bond has an unexpected meeting with his old frenemy John Lee, a.k.a. the new Odd Job. Other stories in the book were written by Andy Diggle, Benjamin Percy, Gail Simone, Mark Russell, Vita Ayala & Danny Lore and drawn by Luca Casalanguida, Kewber Baal, Eoin Marron, Robert Carey, and Jordi Perez.
Excited to report that STRANGER THINGS: THE BULLY, a new middle grade graphic novel that ties into the hit Netflix show, hits stores today! Written by yours truly with art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, cover by Ron Chan, and editing by Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudsen.
The bullies of Stranger Things try to uncover the mystery of Eleven’s psychic powers in this scary all-ages graphic novel! Troy has been having nightmares about El ever since she embarrassed him in front of the school and broke his arm in season 1. Feeling powerless and anxious, Troy is determined to prove that what happened between him and El is only some form of trickery. That is until he and James encounter demodogs!
o Perfect for younger readers!
o Takes place during season 2 of Stranger Things.
o Seasoned comic writer Greg Pak explores what drives Stranger Things’ bullies.
Happy to report that FIREFLY #19 hits stores today! Ask your local comic shop to hold you a copy or grab it digitally from Comixology!
The book features a HUGE twist, and I’m thrilled to see that it’s coming across as a genuine surprise, which is hard to pull off in comics these days. Huge high five to the whole creative team, including interior artist Lalit Kumar Sharma, colorist Francesco Segala, letterer Jim Campbell, cover artist Marc Aspinall, and editors Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal.
You can read a rave review from Fanbase Press right here.
Thrilled to report that STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #4 is in comic book shops today, and also available digitally at Comixology! Ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!
The book was written by yours truly with a cover by InHyuk Lee, interior line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramanga, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman. Here’s the solicit:
WHO HUNTS THE HUNTER? DARTH VADER continues his terrifying quest for vengeance against everyone who hid the existence of his son from him. But on NABOO, the DARK LORD OF THE SITH faces a deadly new challenge as his focus turns from LUKE to PADMÉ, the wife of the man Vader used to be. And what secrets lie in the tomb of PADMÉ AMIDALA?
The book’s already gotten multiple rave reviews – feel free to checkthemout, but be wary of spoilers!
Very happy to report that I’ve got two comic books hitting shops this Wednesday.
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER #3 continues the dangerous team up between the Dark Lord of the Sith and a mysterious woman with the face of Padmé Amidala. Script by yours truly, interior art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, cover by InHyuk Lee, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman. Read a preview here!
FIREFLY #18 continues to explore how outlaw Malcolm Reynolds’ new job as sheriff puts him in direct conflict with the rest of the Serenity crew. Script by yours truly, interior line art by Lalit Kumar Sharma, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal. Preview here.
Very happy to report that I’m doing a one hour online comics crowdfunding class this Saturday at 2 pm ET! The class will benefit the Hero Initiative, a fantastic charity that helps out comics creators in need. Here’s the official blurb:
LEARN Kickstarter Secrets!
Writer Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Darth Vader) gives an overview of the crowdfunding process for comics and children’s books, with incredibly practical advice based on his record-breaking Kickstarter campaigns for the Code Monkey Save World and Princess Who Saved books. This is a full hour-long session that includes at least 20 minutes reserved for YOUR Q&A!
The purchase of this classroom/tutorial session ALSO gets you a FREE .pdf copy of Pak’s book, Kickstarter Secrets, which will be emailed to you prior to the session! Only 20 people will be part of this special session!The tutorial session will take place SATURDAY July 25, 2-3pm Eastern via Zoom videoconference (Zoom.us). You must have Zoom downloaded on your device (phone, tablet, or computer) to participate. Full details at Zoom.us. You will receive an invite to the meeting prior to its start.
Please do feel free to register today! The class is just $30 and we’re gonna have a ton of fun.
Happy to report that FIREFLY #17 is in comic shops today! Written by yours truly with interior art by Lalit Kumar Sharma, colors by Francisco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, and editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal. Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!
Here’s a nice little excerpt from the Fanbase Press review to whet your appetite:
Greg Pak has been a revelation to me on his Firefly run. Personally, there are two aspects of his run that have greatly impressed me. The first is giving Firefly an authentic “Season 2” feel. Each arc has felt like a widening of the ‘Verse, with more details and characters to truly make it all feel like a well-lived-in universe. The second thing which I think that he has truly built up is the sheer reach and force of Blue Sun, which had been alluded to in the past, but Pak truly makes them feel like a real corporation with a lot of influence on the Alliance and therefore in the universe.