The Greg Pak Shop will be open this summer for just 48 hours starting now! Don’t miss out on your big chance to buy signed Greg Pak comics, including the first volume of the MECH CADET YU series that’s being adapted into a Netflix animated show, the first volume of RONIN ISLAND, and tons of STAR WARS and DARTH VADER books!
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!
Excited to report that starting this September, Dark Horse is publishing a four issue comic book miniseries called STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN, written by yours truly with line art by Diego Galindo, colors by Franceso Segala, letters by Nate Piekos, and covers by Galindo, Marc Aspinall, Kyle Lambert, and Irvin Rodriguez!
Here’s the official blurb:
It’s January 1985. The Hawkins crew survived their battle with the terrible Mind Flayer, but Will is still reeling from the recent death of Bob Newby. Will’s friends have been too busy with their girlfriends to notice how much he is struggling. However, Will finds a way to bring the team back together again when he and Mr. Clarke discover a mysterious map Bob left in a box of old nerdy memorabilia. Will rallies the crew to investigate and they find more than they could have imagined. Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen explores grief and friendship all while capturing the Stranger Things’ sense of adventure.And here’s my quote from the io9 announcement:
“I’m so thrilled to be working with such an amazing team on a story that combines classic ‘80s treasure hunt hijinks with impending natural disaster and a high-stakes emotional story as Will grapples with the aftermath of the death of Bob Newby,” Pak said in a press release. “Diego, Francesco, and Nate are capturing the wonder, danger, and emotion in every page and every panel. And as always, it’s a thrill to be working on a story that fills in key emotional context for our heroes while giving unexpected characters a chance to really shine. I’ll just say if you like Mr. Clarke, you’re gonna LOVE this book!”
Huge high five as always to our Dark Horse editors Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudsen.
Blown away to see Pearl Pangan, a.k.a. Wave, added to another Marvel video game — this time in a speaking role!
Wave was co-created by yours truly and artist Leinil Yu in 2019 and debuted in WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1.
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!
The International Association of Media Tie-In Writers just announced the nominees for the 2021 Scribe Awards, and I was thrilled to see that the first volume of my STAR WARS: DARTH VADER comic book series made the cut in the graphic novel category! You can see the list of all the nominees here. Winners will be announced on July 2.
STAR WARS: DARTH VADER Vol. 1, DARK HEART OF THE SITH was written by yours truly with line art by Raffaele Ienco, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Joe Caramagna, editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman, and covers by InHyuk Lee. You can buy signed, rare copies of the first issue at the Greg Pak Shop.
This November, Dark Horse will publish STRANGER THINGS: ERICA THE GREAT, a middle grade graphic novel written by Danny Lore and yours truly with line art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, and cover by Ron Chan.
Super excited by this one — we’re following Erica Sinclair as she grapples with conflicts with friends and family while leading her own Dungeons and Dragons campaign. As the official solicit says, it’s the story of “an ambitious, bossy, brilliant ten-year-old dealing with boredom and the complexities of maintaining friendships through tough times.”
For more details, visit the Dark Horse site.
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!
Got interviewed by my old friend Jimmy Aquino for his Comic News Insider podcast yesterday, and it’s already online! Feel free to check out the one hour convo here.
We talk about AAPI Heritage Month, all the various comics projects I’m working on, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF, and more.
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!