Greg Pak: Comics

TheFourthRail.com review of “Iron Man: House of M” Issue One

From Don MacPherson’s review at TheFourthRail.com

“Greg Pak proves once again why there’s such a buzz in the industry when his name comes up. This stands out as the strongest House of M spinoff concept yet, mainly because it’s not about world domination, it’s not about racism and it’s not even about super-heroes. It’s about a conflict between father and son, and I think most readers will see something of themselves in this incarnation of Tony Stark.”

“Marvel Nemesis” scores an “A” from NowPlayingMag.com

NowPlayingMag.com has given its highest marks to Issue One of “Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects,” written by Greg Pak with art by Renato Arlem. An excerpt:

The mysterious six-page prologue immediately pulls you into the story so that by the time Ben Grimm appears on page seven you’ve begun to wonder if this is going to be a superhero book or not, but you don’t care if it isn’t. It also features something we actually don’t get much of anymore: a nice introspective sequence with Ben in which we discover that even teenagers hold him in some amount of disregard, and we’re reminded that there’s a very human heart underneath that rocky exterior. Then the real fun begins. While Pak does an excellent job with Ben, his real triumph is Elektra – this is the Elektra that Jennifer Garner should have played, not that humorless woman with the pouty lips we ended up with.