Greg Pak: Magneto Testament

2008.07.24 – 07.27 – UPDATED! – Greg Pak at the San Diego Comic-Con

Comic book writer Greg Pak will attend the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con from July 24 to July 27. His schedule will include the following signings and panels recently announced at

Thursday, July 24
*** UPDATE: Due to airline delays, Greg Pak will NOT be able to attend the Thursday signing at 3 pm. He should, however, still be arriving in time for the 4:45 Mondo Marvel Panel. ***
WHAT: Signing
WHEN: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
WHERE: The Marvel Booth
WHAT: Mondo Marvel Panel
WHEN: 4:45 pm – 5:45 pm
WHERE: Room 6A
THE 411: 2008 has already been a huge success for Marvel in all corners of the Universe. Now, join the industry’s top editors and creators like Greg Pak (SKAAR, SON OF HULK), Matt Fraction (INVINCIBLE IRON MAN), Ed Brubaker (CAPTAIN AMERICA), Jeff Parker (AGENTS OF ATLAS), C.B. Cebulski (LONERS), Warren Simons (Editor), Mark Paniccia (Editor), Jim McCann (Publishing) and special guests to find out what’s to come for Iron Man, Hulk, Daredevil, cosmic, the FF, and all things Marvel!
Friday, July 25
WHAT: Signing
WHEN: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHERE: The Marvel Booth
Saturday, July 26
WHAT: Signing
WHEN: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
WHERE: The Marvel Booth
WHAT: Secret Invasion Panel
WHEN: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
WHERE: Room 6A
THE 411: The best-selling event of 2008 is at its midpoint. Come get your first look at what’s in store and what’s to come in the Marvel U when the dust settles…assuming there is a Marvel Universe when it’s all done! Guests include Joe Quesada (Editor-In-Chief), writers Greg Pak (INCREDIBLE HERCULES), Chris Gage (AVENGERS: THE INITIATIVE), Chris Yost (SECRET INVASION: RUNAWAYS/YOUNG AVENGERS), Daniel Way (DEADPOOLl) and more!
Sunday, July 27
WHAT: Signing
WHEN: 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
WHERE: The Hero Initiative Booth

Pak Talks Comics: Reader Q&A about Cho, Hulk, Emma, Magneto… and Squirrel Girl? has posted Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column, featuring Reader Q&A about everything from Amadeus Cho to Magneto to where Squirrel Girl was during “World War Hulk.” Click here to read the column, and click here to submit your own questions for future columns.

The Forward writes about “Magneto: Testament”

The Forward has posted an article written by Mordechai Shinefeld about “Magneto: Testament,” a five issue Marvel Comics miniseries written by Greg Pak that debuts in September. An excerpt:

“This isn’t a fantasy about a costumed superhero changing the course of history,” Pak told The Shmooze. “This is the story of a Jewish boy and his family struggling to survive.”
“Part of the goal of this story is to explore religious identity, and history, through fiction,” said Warren Simmons, “Testament” editor. “I’d say [Magneto] is one of the single richest and most intriguing characters in our medium. I think to Jewish kids, he’s a very important, complex character. I know that he was to me.”

Click here to read the whole thing.

Marvel announces Greg Pak’s “Magneto: Testament” at Wizard World Philly

During Friday’s Mondo Marvel panel at Wizard World Philly, Marvel announced that writer Greg Pak, artist Carlo Di Giandomenico, and editor Warren Simons are working on “Magneto: Testament,” a five issue miniseries starting in September.
An excerpt from the Newsarama interview with Pak:

NRAMA: What is Magneto’s status as we start this comic? Where is he and where’s his head?
GP: He’s a boy who wants to give a girl a silver chain. And then his entire world explodes.
NRAMA: Ah, so this goes all the way back to his time before the Holocaust? What can you tell us about the story?
GP: Magneto: Testament follows a Jewish boy and his family through Germany and Poland from 1935 to 1945 as they struggle to survive the Nazi rise to power and Hitler’s Final Solution.
NRAMA: So is this all about Magneto’s family? And will we see any other people with a relationship to Magneto?
GP: The book is all about our young hero and his family. His father in particular plays a huge role — as our story begins, he’s a German Jewish veteran of World War I who believes against all evidence that the nation that produced Beethoven and Mendelssohn will come to its senses.
And a young woman named Magda makes an appearance…

Click here to read the whole interview and view preview art.