Greg Pak will attend the New York Comic-Con on October 9 and 10. See below for his schedule — and check back throughout the week for updates! Saturday, October 9
Signing at the Marvel Booth â€“ 12:30 to 1:30 pm
Signing at the Comic News Insider booth #526 – 2:30 – 3:30 Sunday, October 10
Signing at the Marvel Booth â€“ 12 noon to 1:00 pm
“Marvel: Next Big Thing Panel,” Room 1A06 â€“ 1:15 to 2:15 pm “What Is the Vision Machine?” Panel, Room 1A14, 2:30 to 3:30 pm
“Chaos War” writers Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente will be the guests of the Comic Book Club live talk show at 8 pm on October 5 at the People’s Improv Theater, 154 W. 29th Street, New York City.
The show’s a blast, hosted by Alex Zalben, Pete LePage and Justin Tyler and featuring lotsa laffs and frequent giveaways of comics and other schwag. Click here to buy your tickets today!
Hey, Herc fans! Marvel.com has just added a HERCULES: CHAOS WAR message board! Check it out!
In other Hercules news, don’t miss “Heroic Age: Prince of Power” #4, which hits stores next Wednesday and features the return of someone very, very special. Click here for a preview.
And be sure to ask your local comics retailer to preorder “Chaos War” #1 and #2, coming in October!
The family of Hulks will be wrapping their own cosmic battle up with Hiro-Kala in “Dark Son” when they find themselves involved in the Chaos War. Will we be seeing a lot of â€œHulk Smashing?â€
GP: Absolutely. Who better than a family of Hulks to throw at a bunch of insane demons and gods? The Hulks will be fighting the critical second front in the Chaos War against the kind of enemies only the strongest ones there are have a prayer of defeating. Get ready for some mind-bendingly Marvelicious abstract entity exploration as well as a wrenching emotional rollercoaster as the fight gets more personal and brutal than the Hulks ever anticipated.
Tony Josepf of BrokenFrontier.com has interviewed Greg Pak about comics and mythology (and Hercules and the Amadeus Cho). Here’s an excerpt:
BROKEN FRONTIER: A lot of your comics have a mythological angle, like Incredible Hercules and Planet Hulk. Do you think comic books function as a kind of modern mythology?
GREG PAK: I think that there are some very interesting parallels between these ancient myths and comics. One of the biggest things is that they’re both concerned with the education and development of heroes, and with individuals coming to terms with tremendous power. You know, what are the responsibilities of those who have tremendous power? There are lots of stuff in myths that are really applicable to writing comics. Also, if you look at the Greek tragedies for example, a huge part of that is that the gods do what the gods do and humans suffer. There’s an interesting parallel with the whole notion in comics of super-powered people, people who have powers that rival those of the gods from ancient times. That creates opportunities for stories that deal with those kind of themes, like: what are the limits of powers that an individual person should have? How much power is too much? And what are the consequences of claiming and wielding this kind of tremendous power?
On last night’s “Attack of the Show,” Marvel announced “Chaos War,” a miniseries written by Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente with pencils by Khoi Pham that features the return of Hercules to the Marvel Universe. Check out the video below for more.