Greg Pak writes the ongoing FIREFLY comic book series, published by BOOM! Studios since 2018. Storylines include The Unification War, Blue Sun Rising, and New Sheriff in the ‘Verse. Interior artist have included Dan McDaid, Lalit Kumar Sharma, Ramon Bachs, Daniel Bayliss, and Simona Di Gianfelice. The series has introduced a number of new characters to the comics, including the Unificator Boss Moon, the bandit Leonard Chang-Benitez, and Mal’s mother, Ma Reynolds.
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!
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!
FIREFLY: BLUE SUN RISING #1 hits comic shops today, written by yours truly with interior line art from Dan McDaid, colors by Marcelo Costa, letters by Jim Campbell, and covers by Nimit Malavia, Christian Ward, and Lorenzo De Felici.
The book concludes an epic year of storytelling about the Serenity crew’s conflicts with the Blue Sun corporation, and we pulled out all stops for this one with big changes and big emotional moments.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hey, friends. Sending all the best wishes to everyone grappling with the coronovirus crisis and hoping everyone’s listening to your local authorities and staying home.
If you’re a parent/teacher/caregiver with little ones at home, I’m thrilled to announce that Jonathan Coulton, Tak Miyazawa and I have made all of our children’s books available for FREE download for the duration of the crisis. That includes ABC DISGUSTING, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF in English and Spanish, THE PRINCESS WHO SAVED HER FRIENDS, and the PRINCESS WHO SAVED HERSELF ACTIVITY BOOK, which is packed with games and fun and designed to be printed on a home printer.
At the same link, you can also download the PDF and audiobook of my KICKSTARTER SECRETS how-to book and the 2010 sci fi graphic novel VISION MACHINE. All free!
Meanwhile, it’s new release day in the world of comic books! If you’re self-quarantined or otherwise staying at home, PLEASE STAY AT HOME! But you can still get your comics from lots of comic shops who are now offering shipping. And many shops are doing curbside drop off. Please contact your local shop and ask them about your options — comicshoplocator.com. You can also buy books digitally at Comixology.com.
The wonderful comic book writer Leah Williams is now collecting info from different comic book shops and creating an interactive map that will show you where you can get your books in the coming days. Check it out and follow her on Twitter for more!
Today I have two books in stores — FIREFLY #15, which continues the unlikely adventures of Mal Reynolds, infamous outlaw turned sheriff, and ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3, featuring the Agents of Atlas in a titanic showdown between the three great civilizations of Pan, Atlantis, and the Sirenas! FIREFLY #15 was drawn by Lalit Kumar Sharma with colors by Francesco Segala and letters by Jim Campbell. ATLANTIS ATTACKS #3 was drawn by Ario Anindito and Robert Gill with colors by Rachelle Rosenberg and letters by Joe Sabino.
I love both creative teams and am super proud of both books and I hope you enjoy them.
Please do stay safe and stay home!
Writer of over 500 comic books, including PLANET HULK, MECH CADET YU, FIREFLY, and DARTH VADER