Hey, Dallas! I’m coming to town! I’ll be a special guest at the Fan Expo Dallas from Friday, May 29 to Sunday, May 31. I’ll have a table in Artists’ Alley, so please come find me there to get your books signed — and to buy signed books!
The con takes place in the Dallas Convention Center. Hours are Friday, 4 pm – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 7 pm, and Sunday 10 am to 5 pm. I should be there pretty much the entire time until about 4 pm Sunday.
Hey, California! I’m attending the Wondercon comic book convention this weekend in Anaheim!
I’ll be in Artists’ Alley at table A-28 the whole weekend, right next to my ACTION COMICS collaborator, artist Aaron Kuder (A-27). I’ll sign comics for free, natch. And I’ll be selling CODE MONKEY SAVE WORLD and a bunch of my other comics.
If I’m not at the table, I’m probably at one of these events:
Chris Arrant interviewed me for Newsarama about the STORM book I’m writing for Marvel. An excerpt:
Nrama: In these first seven issues, one thing I keep being hit on is how Storm always roots for the underdog. I know you’re a well-read fan of Storm, so how did that aspect of her become known to you and how do you feel about playing it up here in this story?
Pak: The truth is that almost every superhero sticks up for the underdog — that’s typically what makes them heroes and it’s why we love them. What makes Storm stand out is that over her life she’s spent time with so many different people and communities — she identifies with many different people, not just mutants, for example.
Nrama: That being said, the upcoming covers and issue solicitations promise a dark time for Storm – being wanted and hunted. Can you say what’s coming down the pipe for her?
Pak: Anyone who stands up for the right thing runs the risk of getting knocked down by people who benefit from the wrong thing. Storm’s cut loose over the first six issues of the book, doing the right thing regardless of the consequences. Now she’s going to have to deal with the consequences as the big villains of the series make their presence felt in a huge way.
Comic Book Resources has posted a lettered preview of “Storm” #7, which hits stores Wednesday. As that Stephanie Hans cover indicates, Storm’s been arrested by the FBI as the story opens. Any guess regarding what happens next?
Art by Al Barrionuevo, colors by Ruth Redmond, and letters by Cory Petit.
It’s new comic book day and I’ve got two books in stores and online:
“Batman/Superman” #17 continues the mystery of Superman’s Joker. A psychopath with power to rival Superman is murdering innocents with super-powered, untraceable bullets. Can Superman and Batman figure out who it is before the next victim falls? Art by Ardian Syaf and Sandra Hope Archer, colors by Ulises Arreola. Check out the preview here!
“Storm” #6 features our injured heroine defending a plane from attackers — and sets up a massive status quo change you won’t want to miss! Art by Al Barrionuevo and Tom Palmer, colors by Ruth Redmond. Preview here.