Greg Pak: Phoenix

“X-Men: Phoenix – Endsong” is a five issue Marvel comic book series that began in January 2005, written by Greg Pak, pencils by Greg Land, inks by Matt Ryan. “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” is a five issue Marvel comic book series that began in September 2006, written by Greg Pak, pencils by Tyler Kirkham

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“…there’s something unusually personal and haunting to this cosmic yarn. … Land’s art here is amazing, photo-realistic in the level of detail that he and inker Matt Ryan have poured into it … What’s surprising is how well Pak’s script brings out the creature’s character. Pak captures a voice for the creature that’s both child-like and wise, both vulnerable and disturbingly powerful.” –

Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men, live with Greg Pak at the Rose City Comic Con

The podcast of the superfun Jay & Miles X-Plain the X-Men panel I did at the Rose City Comic Con has gone live! Check it out here!

Had a blast on that panel. Realized I’ve written a heck of a lot of X-Books over the years — X-Men Phoenix Endsong, X-Men Phoenix Warsong, Magneto Testament, Astonishing X-Men, X-Treme X-Men, Storm… even Alpha Flight with Fred Van Lente, which is kind of X-Adjacent. And we talked about a ton of those books! Especially Magneto and X-Treme X-Men.

Jay and Miles are very, very funny and the audience was incredible. Enjoy!

(You can also subscribe to the X-Plain the X-Men podcast right here via iTunes.)

Just two days left to buy signed Greg Pak “Battlestar” and “Phoenix” trades in Planet Karen Benefit Auction!

Greg Pak has donated signed trade paperbacks (including “Phoenix Endsong,” “Phoenix Warsong,” and three “Battlestar Galactica” trades) to the Planet Karen Benefit Auction, which is raising funds for webcomics creator Karen Ellis, whose home was recently destroyed in a fire. Just two days remain in the auction — click on the images below to bid today!

Newsarama’s Best Shots likes “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong”

Lucas Siegel has posted a review of “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” miniseries at Here’s an excerpt:

I hope Greg Pak has more in store for these and other team oriented characters. He seems to merge the two story telling styles better than most writers out there today, something I’ve also enjoyed about his work with that one big green guy. Bottom line- this story is worth the read. It builds on the characters of Emma Frost and the Stepford Cuckoos in a big way, and shows the latest status quo for The Phoenix. It’s a different style of story telling than we’re getting out of a lot of super-hero books, as well, and that’s refreshing. I’ll give this book a solid 800 out of 1000 Stepford Cuckoos. There’re only 3, you say? Read the book.

Click here to read the full review.
“X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #5 is on sale in comic book stores right now. Click here to find a store near you.

FanboyPlanet loves “Incredible Hulk” #103 and “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #5 has posted rave reviews of Greg Pak’s “Incredible Hulk” #103 and “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #5, both of which hit comic book stores today. Here’s a taste:

Incredible Hulk #103: … Pak is the guy. In all this time, we’ve never really questioned the status quo of the Bruce/Hulk dynamic because everything was so good. Then in just a couple of panels Pak reveals it and …it’s still just so good. Despite this storyline putting an acceptable epilogue on the Hulk’s saga, Pak even naturally spins into World War Hulk. Suddenly, I can’t wait.
Phoenix Warsong #5: More Paktastic goodness, closing one book on Grant Morrison’s X-Men run while planting seeds for more storytelling. Though the artwork is a little uneven, this book never lets up, and never talks down to the readers. It’s not for the casual reader, but it is tremendously rewarding for long-time fans. loves “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #4

Reviewing for, Steven Forbes lauds “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #4, written by Greg Pak with pencils by Tyler Kirkham. An excerpt:

I’m not going to blow it for anyone coming in late to the series, but it gives added depth to one of the current X-Men, and I can’t wait for the other X-books to catch up to this series. I’m very interested to see how it plays out. Top notch writing, here, and very interesting ideas.

Click here for the full review.

FanboyPlanet likes “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #3 has posted a great review of “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #3. The book is written by Greg Pak with pencils by Tyler Kirkham. Here’s an excerpt from the review:

If it’s better than it should be, it’s because Pak is a subtly humanistic writer, picking up the threads of Grant Morrison’s work on New X-Men and somehow bringing it all back down to a human level.

Click here for the full review and ask your local comic book store to hold you a copy today.

Asian American heroes in two different Greg Pak comics on November 1

Two different Korean American heroes created for Marvel Comics by Asian American filmmaker and comic book writer Greg Pak will score some more panel time when “Incredible Hulk” #100 and “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #3 hit stores on November 1.
“Incredible Hulk” #100 is a special giant-sized anniversary issue that continues the ongoing “Planet Hulk” saga while including a 12 page back up story that ties into the current Marvel Civil War event. The 12 page back up story features the return of Amadeus Cho, aka Mastermind Excello, a boy genius on the run created by Pak for the “Amazing Fantasy” #15 anthology comic book. Click here and scroll to the bottom of the page to see images from the 12 page back up story. And click here for the first eight, lettered pages of the “Planet Hulk” story.
“X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #3 continues to explore the eerie Stepford Cuckoos and their connection to the Phoenix. One of the supporting players in the book is Asian American S.H.I.E.L.D. Agent Jake Oh, who was introduced in “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #2. Click here for an image of Jake Oh from “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #2. And click here for a four page lettered preview of “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #3.
Both “X-Men: Phoenix – Warsong” #3 and “Incredible Hulk” #100 arrive in comic book stores on November 1. Ask your your local store to hold copies for you today.