I love this page from PLANET HULK WORLDBREAKER #3 so much. Line art by Manuel Garcia, colors by Chris Sotomayor, letters by Joe Caramagna. In stores January 4!
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 folks at the Asian Author Alliance are organizing an auction fundraiser to help two organizations that work against anti-Asian racism — Stop AAPI Hate and Hate is a Virus. I’m donating a bundle of signed #1 comics featuring Asian and Asian American characters, including TOTALLY AWESOME HULK #1, KINGSWAY WEST #1, MECH CADET YU #1, RONIN ISLAND #1, WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 (with the first appearance of Wave), and AGENTS OF ATLAS #1.
If you’re a writer or creator with books or other items to donate, please click here for more info.
If you’re interested in bidding on items, please keep your eyes on https://kaaarfundraiser.wordpress.com/blog/, where the auction will launch this Friday.
If you’re concerned about this ongoing wave of anti-Asian harassment and violence, another thing you can do is sign up for the Bystander Intervention Training sessions this March from Hollaback! and Asian Americans Advancing Justice. Click here to find out more and sign up. I did!
Sending big love to everyone. Please do keep watching out for each other and stay safe out there.
Hey, friends! This is just a quick reminder that TODAY is the last day to pre-order ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1, written by yours truly with art by Ario Anindito, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, and a cover by Rock-He Kim! See below for a bit of gorgeous interior art to whet your appetite!
The story continues the new Agents of Atlas saga that began in WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS with a mighty showdown with King Namor, fresh off his INVADERS series.
Wave, Marvel’s breakout Filipina superheroine, will play a big role in the story. And the series will absolutely MATTER for our young heroes — Amadeus Cho in particular. Secrets revealed! Lines crossed! Lives altered!
The series will also feature the beloved old-school Agents of Atlas from the original series by Parker, Kirk, and company!
Ask your local comic shop to pre-order it for you today!
Hope ya dig and thanks so much as always!
Do you think I can fit any more exclamation points into this post???!!!!?!?!
This Wednesday, WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 finally hit comic book shops, and the response has been absolutely mind-blowing. Thank you so much to everyone who’s bought, reviewed, or spread the word about the book. It means so much.
WOTR: NAOA #1 was written by yours truly, drawn by Gang Hyuk Lim, colored by Federico Blee, lettered by Clayton Cowles, and edited Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman, with a main cover by Billy Tan. The book tells the story of a pan-Asian group of superheroes who come together to fight Sindr, Queen of Cinders, as she tries to turn the Pacific region into a fiery new Muspelheim. The book features the debut of the Filipina superheroine Wave, co-created by artist Leinil Yu and me, as well as the comics debuts of Luna Snow, Crescent, and Io from the Marvel Future Fight video game and the US comics debut of Aero from the NetEase Chinese Marvel webcomics.
I’m hard pressed to remember seeing so many selfies on social media of folks holding a book I wrote. Multiple people wrote about crying at work when they saw Wave for the first time. The signing for the Wave variant cover drawn by Mico Suayon at the Comic Odyssey comic shop in Manila drew hundreds and earned a big write-up in the local news. And folks all around the US have been telling me the book is sold out in the local shops — even though Marvel overshipped the book as a special promotion to comic shops.
Aaaand here are a few excerpts from the rave reviews:
“…Pak maneuvers the large cast of characters into the conflict against the main villain (while also citing some history for longer term readers). The dialog is snappy, clever and has more than enough familiar moments of “oh, yeah. I definitely had that conversation before.” …. Lim’s artwork is a brilliant complement to the text. Their depiction of the New Agents of Atlas is dynamic and engaging, and the primary set pieces are jaw-droppingly gorgeous staging for the inciting incidents. It’s a wonderful pairing that works on multiple levels.” — Black Nerd Problems
“Pak and Lim raise the bar by providing enough culturally rich moments that readers of any race can enjoy while more than delivering on the superhero action. Giving the often ignored continent a new team to defend it, Pak and Lim have set the stage for a rollicking, action-packed story that makes Asian representation in the Marvel Universe get its overdue expansion.” – CBR
“Having read a bunch of War of the Realms tie-ins, I gotta say this might be my favorite. The action is great, the art (by Gang Hyuk Lim, Federico Blee, and Clayton Cowles) is beautiful, and there’s some really fantastic character work that helps you identify with the characters, even if you (like myself) don’t share their common Asian heritage.” – Rogues Portal
Again, thank you so much. A book like this is only possible because of the support you’ve already given for years for characters like Amadeus Cho. And to see this massive surge of new and old readers alike? Absolutely incredible. Thank you, thank you, and thank you.
(And please do feel free to ask your local comic shop to order the rest of the four issue series for you! And pre-order the AERO and SWORD MASTER books that start in July and feature characters from the series!)
Big week! I’ve got three books hitting comic shops this Wednesday. Ask your local retailer to hold copies for you today!
WAR OF THE REALMS: NEW AGENTS OF ATLAS #1 – read the preview here!
A WAR OF THE REALMS TIE-IN! As Sindr, Immortal Queen of Muspelheim, and her legions of Fire Demons march on Asia, it’s time for a new band of heroes to unite to protect the Pacific Rim. Having brought together a ragtag team of heroes to defend the Earth from an alien invasion in the past, can Amadeus Cho reassemble his “protectors” — Shang-Chi, Silk and Jimmy Woo to save the world from incineration? And where is Kamala Khan? And just who are Crescent, Io and Luna Snow??? Featuring Marvel’s newest heroes from China, AERO and SWORD MASTER, and a mysterious new Filipino heroine named WAVE!
Written by Greg Pak, art by Gang Hyuk Lim, colors by Federico Blee, letters by Clayton Cowles, cover by Billy Tan.
STAR WARS AGE OF REBELLION: BOBA FETT #1 – read the preview here!
THE HUNTER’S HEART! As the implacable bounty hunter who tracked down HAN SOLO, BOBA FETT earned his reputation as one of the greatest villains in the galaxy. But what happens when Boba Fett picks up the trail of an actual villain? Find out what kind of heart — if any — beats under that MANDALORIAN armor!
Written by Greg Pak, art by Marc Laming, colors by Neeraj Menon, letters by Travis Lanham, cover by Terry and Rachel Dodson.
RONIN ISLAND #3 – read the preview here!
Though the Island’s shelter provides protection, Hana can no longer watch the slaughter on the mainland and leaves her home with General Sato to save the Shogunates’s civilians. Kenichi reluctantly joins her, with his own motivations for the island’s protection in mind.
Written by Greg Pak, art by Giannis Milonogiannis, colors by Irma Kniivila, letters by Simon Bowland.
Thrilled to report that I’m a guest of Wondercon this weekend in Anaheim, California! I’ll be at table F10 in Artists Alley all day Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, so come on by to get your comics signed and pick up new comics like RONIN ISLAND #1 and the sold-out FIREFLY #1 and books like THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF!
I’ll also be on the panels below, which include a spotlight panel where I’ll show off new art and sneak previews! For more about the Wondercon schedule, visit the official website.
Pak Talk! Spotlight on Greg Pak
Friday, March 29
6:00 – 7:00 pm
Comics writer and WonderCon special guest Greg Pak (Planet Hulk, Star Wars, Ronin Island, Firefly, James Bond 007, New Agents of Atlas) reveals secrets from his 15-year career in comics, previews never-before-seen art from upcoming books, and answers all your questions!
BOOM! Studios: Discover Yours
Saturday, March 30
11:00 am – 12 noon
Discover your new comic book obsession at WonderCon, and the panelists guarantee you’re going to find it at this panel! Panelists Greg Pak (WonderCon special guest, Firefly, Ronin Island, Mech Cadet Yu), Ryan Parrott (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), Lilah Sturges (The Magicians: Alice’s Story), C.B. Lee (Ben 10), Carly Usdin (The Avant-Guards), Delilah S. Dawson (Sparrowhawk), Sina Grace, and Matt Gagnon (editor-in-chief, BOOM! Studios) plan a jam-packed, interactive panel featuring the most acclaimed creators in comics as they discuss the diverse imprints of BOOM! Studios, Archaia, BOOM! Box, and KaBOOM! with surprises for everyone in the audience. Moderated by Filip Sablik (president of publishing and marketing, BOOM! Studios).
Magical Comics for Kids
Sunday, March 30
12:30 – 1:30 pm
As a kid, everything is magical, and magic is believable. Bringing magic to life expands young minds, and these comics creators are experts at sprinkling that fairy dust. Mary Bellamy (Faux Facts and Ah Heck!!), Alina Chau (The Nian Monster), and WonderCon special guests Katie Cook (My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic), Greg Pak (The Princess Who Saved Herself), and Dana Simpson (Phoebe and Her Unicorn) share their tips and tricks and a little hint of magic.
Super Asian America
Sunday, March 31
2:30 – 3:30 pm
From Amadeus Cho to Kamala Khan, Asian superheroes are powering their way into mainstream stories from the page to the stage. But they can’t do it without help from the Asian American heroes behind the scenes. Racebending.com hosts a no-holds-barred discussion of the state of pop culture’s Super Asian America with superstars author Paul Krueger (Last Call at the Nightshade Lounge), reporter Rebecca Sun (The Hollywood Reporter), actor Osric Chau (Supernatural), and comics creators Christina Strain (Runaways) and Greg Pak (Mech Cadet Yu). Moderated by Dariane Nabor.
Art by Carlo Barberi and Walden Wong, colors by Frank D’armata, letters by Cory Petit.
Loved writing this book and loved this moment in particular. It’s been a tremendous experience and privilege to write this next huge chapter in Amadeus Cho’s life and bring it to this huge finish. Thanks so much to everyone for supporting for the last two and a half years!
Here’s the afterword from the book. A thousand thank yous. You’re all awesome.
INCREDIBLE HULK #716 hits stores this Wednesday, featuring art by Marco Lorenzana, colors by Frank D’armata, letters by Cory Petit, and a cover by Greg Land. Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you today!