Category Archives: Comics Written by Greg Pak

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!

2022.05.17 – DUO #1 signing and film camera/comics swap in Brooklyn!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’ll be signing DUO #1, the first issue of my latest comic book series, at Anyone Comics in Brooklyn (1216 Union Street) on Tuesday, May 17! The signing starts at 6 pm and will be OUTDOORS for maximum safety! Click here for the full details!

As an added bonus, we’re doing something a little wild and different by running a film camera/comics swap at the signing!

Greg Pak self portrait 1985/2022

I’ve gotten back into analog film photography this year, and I’m obsessed with old cameras. So if you have old 35mm cameras, lenses, film, or gear lying around, feel free to bring them to the signing and I might trade you some signed comics for them! Or feel free to trade with other folks who might show up with gear!

Please note that I’m really only looking for analog film cameras – not digital cameras. Also, some old film lenses were made with thorium and are actually slightly radioactive (I KNOW, RIGHT?) and I’m very specifically NOT looking for those, so please feel free to leave your radioactive lenses at home, thanks! 🙂

A thing I’ll almost certainly swap you something for:

  • Unexposed 35mm film – even if it’s expired! I’ll bring a bunch of single issue comics and I’ll swap you one for every roll of film you bring!

Things I’m generally interested in and would love to check out:

  • Canon FD prime lenses.
  • Film cameras with full manual control. Particularly curious about the Canon AT-1 and the Pentax MX right now. Classic all-manual cameras I’d love to try out some day.
  • Rangefinders and TLRs – haven’t gotten into either of these kinds of camera yet, but I’m curious!

And I’m happy to look at any other film cameras or gear or (non-radioactive) lenses you want to bring in! I may or may not want to trade for everything, but I’m always happy to look at stuff and swap film stories!

AND LET’S NOT FORGET: I’m really proud of DUO #1 and thrilled to be working with the creative team of Khoi Pham, Scott Hana, Chris Sotomayor, Janice Chiang, Andrea Shea, Jim Chadwick, and all the amazing cover artists! Check out an interview and preview at AIPT Comics and don’t miss this book!

DUO #1 cover by Dike Ruan and Miquel Muerto

2022.02.02 – STRANGER THINGS: ERICA THE GREAT in comic shops today!

Thrilled to report that STRANGER THINGS: ERICA THE GREAT hits comic shops today! Written by Danny Lore and yours truly with art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, and cover by Ron Chan!

From the official blurb:

In this middle grade foray into the 80’s-nostalgia hit series from Netflix, when Erica’s frenemy loses track of her mother’s prized parakeet, the two will have to work together to return the bird safe and sound, or deal with the consequences. They learn that even the toughest and smartest people need a little help now and then.

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

2021.12.29 – STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #4 and FIREFLY #35 in comic shops!

In stores this Wednesday!

STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #4, written by yours truly with art by Diego Galindo, colors by Francesco Segala, and letters by Nate Piekos. This is the climax to the miniseries and one of my favorite of all the comics I wrote this year. Do not miss out!

FIREFLY #35 is the penultimate issue of my three year FIREFLY run, drawn by Simona Di Gianfelice with colors by Francesco Segala and letters by Jim Campbell. Big, big emotional payoffs are coming, friends. Hope ya dig!

Please feel free to ask your local comics shop to hold copies of these books for you, or pick ’em up digitally at Comixology!

2021.12.22 – DARTH VADER #19 in stores today!

Darth Vader #19 cover

DARTH VADER #19 hits comic book shops and Comixology today! Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

Here’s the official solicit:

W) Greg Pak (A) Guiu Villanova (CA) Ryan Stegman

DARK ORDER!

  • In the bowels of Bespin, DARTH VADER told his son he wanted to bring order to the galaxy.
  • Now Vader’s promise is put to the test as he leads an unlikely crew of heroes and assassins against the criminal organization known as CRIMSON DAWN.
  • What does “order” mean to a DARK LORD OF THE SITH? How far will he go to fight for it as the depth of Crimson Dawn’s infiltration becomes clearer? And what fate awaits the heroes who follow him into battle?

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2021.12.01 – DARTH VADER #18 and FIREFLY #34 hit stores this Wednesday!

Two comics written by Greg Pak hit comic book shops this Wednesday! Don’t miss DARTH VADER #18, with a cover by Aaron Kuder and Richard Isanove and interior art by Leonard Kirk, colors by Alex Sinclair, and letters by Joe Caramagna. The start of a brand new story arc with a new set of heroes and villains! Check out the preview here and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

And don’t miss FIREFLY #34, with a cover by Bengal and interir art by Simona di Giandfelice, colors by Francesco Segala, and letters by Jim Campbell. Check out the preview here and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you!

2021.11.24 – STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN in stores today!

Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen #3 cover by Marc Aspinall

STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #3 hits comic shops and Comixology today! Here’s the solicit from Dark Horse Comics:

With fourteen inches of snow on the horizon and the boys already frozen to the bone, tensions run high! Will, desperate to unravel the secrets left behind by a young Bob Newby, presses on after finding the entrance to a mysterious abandoned mineshaft. Meanwhile, Mr. Clark searches for the boys, but can he find them before something terrible happens?

“The definitive companion piece to the nostalgia-filled Netflix hit!” -Infinite Earths

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