Greg Pak: Comics

RONIN ISLAND and MECH CADET YU make list of Best Graphic Novels (You’ve Never Heard Of)

Ronin Island #1 cover

Bookriot just published a list of the Best Graphic Novels You’ve Never Heard Of. While you, dear reader, have undoubtedly heard of all of my work, I’m happy to report that Mech Cadet Yu and Ronin Island have both made the list!

I’m ridiculously proud of these books, both of which were originally greenlit by BOOM! Studios as four issue all ages minis, but both did so well they were upgraded to 12 issue epics. Mech Cadet Yu was drawn by the great Takeshi Miyazawa with colors by Triona Farrell and Jessica Kholinne and letters by Simon Bowland. Ronin Island was drawn by the awesome Giannis Milonogiannis with colors by Irma Kniivila and letters by Simon Bowland.

And right now for just a couple of weeks, you can buy signed copies of the first volumes of both books for cover price at the Greg Pak Shop! Please do check ’em out, and thanks as always!

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Hulk with letter, drawn by Marie Severin

Some big news – I’m going to reopen my online store for a couple of weeks so you can buy signed books for the holidays!

And if you sign up for my email newsletter today, I’ll send you a 20 percent discount code that you can use for your first purchase at the store when it reopens!

We’re living in a strange time that’s exposing the fragility of the social networks we use to connect. But even if ever social network falls apart, I’ll still be running my own email newsletter and website as long as I’m working. So sign up today and you’ll always have a way to find out what I’m up to!

And the store’s gonna be filled with awesome signed stuff that you’re gonna want, so that 20 percent discount will be pretty nice!

Thanks so much and stay safe out there, as always!

Jimmy Aquino interviews Greg Pak for Comic News Insider

In the wake of the New York Comic Con, my friend Jimmy Aquino interviewed me for the Comic News Insider podcast! We talked about a new comics project I’m working on for the NYC Department of Education, Planet Hulk Worldbreaker, Skaar, Darth Vader, Duo, and analog photography, accompanied by the glorious ambient sounds of Bryant Park in New York City. Check it out!

Skaar, Son of Hulk, to appear in PLANET HULK WORLDBREAKER #1!

Planet Hulk Worldbreaker #1 cover - Skaar variant - Camuncoli

Interested in Skaar, Son of Hulk? Dontcha dare miss PLANET HULK WORLDBREAKER #1, which hits comic book stores on November 30! The variant cover above is by the great Giuseppe Camuncoli.

The main story of PLANET HULK WORLDBREAKER, drawn by Manuel Garcia, takes place a thousand years in the future on Planet Sakaar. But in a very special bonus story drawn by the great Ramon Bachs, we’re also revealing exactly what’s going on with Skaar in the here and now on Planet Earth.

Whether you’re a long time Skaar fan or intrigued by the character after the developments in REDACTED, you do not want to miss this book!

Ask your local comic shop to order a copy of PLANET HULK WORLDBREAKER #1 for you today!

2022-10-19 – STRANGER THINGS – AFTERSCHOOL ADVENTURES OMNIBUS

Stranger Things Afterschool Adventures cover by Ron Chan

Over the past few years, I’ve written or co-written three middle grade Stranger Things comic book stories that have now been compiled in one big volume called the Stranger Things Afterschool Adventures Omnibus — which hits comic book shops on October 19!

The stories include “Zombie Boys,” “The Bully,” and “Erica the Great,” the last of which was co-written by Danny Lore. Dan Chan drew the cover, Valeria Favoccia provided line art, Dan Jackson colored, and Nate Piekos lettered.

All of these stories were a blast to write and all have a ton of heart, telling stories in between pivotal moments and seasons of the show. Please do feel free to check out the preview pages and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN makes Top Twenty bestsellers list for September!

Stranger Things Tomb of Ybwen cover by Kyle Lambert

I was thrilled to discover that STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN was the 13th best selling trade on the NPD BookScan Top 20 “Superheroes” Graphic Novel list for September!

The book was written by yours truly with interior art by Diego Galindo, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Nate Piekos, and a lovely cover by Kyle Lambert (which you can read about more on Kyle’s site).

Writing this book meant a lot to me — on the surface, it’s a hugely fun ’80s treasure hunt, but under the surface it’s about grappling with bereavement, and it’s all heart, all the time. I loved working with editors Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudsen and the entire creative team and am so gratified the book’s resonated with readers.

Here’s the official solicit:

It’s January 1985, and the Hawkins crew survived their battle with the mind flayer, but Will and Joyce are still reeling from the recent death of Bob Newby. Will’s friends have been too busy with their girlfriends to notice how much he is struggling. After he and Mr. Clarke discover a mysterious map Bob left in a box of old nerdy memorabilia, Will rallies the crew to investigate. Collects the four-issue miniseries.

Please do feel free to ask your local comic shop to hold a copy of the book for you today or pick it up via Bookshop.org!

2022-10-18 – DUO #6 hits comic shops! Check out the preview!

Duo #6 Dike Ruan cover

The final issue of the DUO series hits stores on October 18! Written by yours truly with pencils by Khoi Pham, inks by Scott Hanna, colors by Chris Sotomayor, and letters by Janice Chiang, the series has followed a pair of lovers who share a single body and grapple with eerie immortals and a possibly evil genius. This issue’s main cover is by Dike Ruan and the variant is by Cathy Kwan.

You can check out a lettered preview of the final issue here and please feel free to ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you!

From the official solicit:

In this climactic final issue, Kelly and David fight a war on three fronts! On one side there are malevolent immortals hungry for vengeance. On the other, Dr. Tinker, who will let those immortals rip the city apart to get his hands on Kelly and David’s nanotech. But the real war is Kelly and David’s fight with each other for control of the body they share…and their fate will, in turn, decide humanity’s!

Duo #6 Cathy Kwan cover

No spoilers, but…

She-Hulk season finale credits detail including names of Greg Pak and Carlo Pagulayan in the "Thanks" section

Just a detail from the SHE-HULK season finale “Special Thanks To” credits — which includes me and my frequent HULK collaborator Carlo Pagulayan.

What a world.

2022-10-19 – DARTH VADER #28 hits comic shops – check out the preview!

Darth Vader #28 cover by Rahzzah

DARTH VADER #28 hits stores on October 19 – featuring the terrifying confrontation between Sabé and the Emperor! We’ve been building up to this moment for quite a while, and you are not prepared.

The stunning cover above is by Rahzzah; interior line art is from Rafaele Ienco with colors by Carlos Lopez and letters from Joe Caramagna.

Check out a lettered preview at StarWars.com and ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today!

From the official solicit:

THE SHADOW IN THE FIRE! For decades, Sabé, Handmaiden of Padmé, schemed to assassinate Darth Vader, whom she believed murdered her queen. But Sabé has learned Vader’s greatest secret, and now she fights at his side, believing that someday, she may prove there is still good in him. What happens when the Handmaiden finally comes face-to-face with the Emperor, who knows all of her secrets? The Queen’s Shadow enters the crucible! Will Vader let her burn?

2022-11-02 – FIREFLY: RETURN TO EARTH THAT WAS – DELUXE EDITION!

Firefly Earth That Was Deluxe Edition cover

Happy to report that the giant collected edition of my last year of FIREFLY stories is being released as a giant hardcover that hits comic shops on November 2 and traditional bookstores on November 8!

This deluxe edition also includes a never-before-seen short comic book story written by yours truly with lovely line art by Jose Johann Jaro. It’s my very last FIREFLY story and features Mal finally doing something incredibly huge and brave that we’d been teasing for at least a year. Dontcha dare miss it!

Here’s the official solicit copy:

A new crew of the legendary Serenity face new enemies, reunite with old friends, and travel to the EARTH THAT WAS for the first time in Firefly history!

Firefly jumps forward in time after the battle with the Reavers that left Wash & Book dead. Serenity soars again, with Kaylee captaining a crew including River, Jayne and the bandit Leonard Chang-Benitez. They’ll soon find themselves drawn into a shocking conflict that puts them on an interception course with old friends… and new enemies! In an attempt to evade the Alliance the crew of Serenity find themselves stranded on The-Earth-That-Was, a strange world filled with ancient artifacts, a new civilization and…maybe some semblance of hope. As strangers in a strange land they encounter individual and shared challenges galore! The groundbreaking future of Firefly by New York Times best-selling writer Greg Pak (Darth Vader) and an all-star group ofartists including Pius Bak (The Magicians), Ethan Young (NANJING: The Burning City), Simona Di Gianfelice (Power Rangers), Jordi Perez (Queen of Bad Dreams), and Jahnoy Lindsay (Marvel’s Voices) is collected for the first time in a special deluxe edition hardcover! Collects Firefly #25-36.

Ask your local comics shop to hold a copy for you today!

Or buy it from Bookshop.org (full disclosure: I get a small commission if you use this link to buy the book)!