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Greg Pak has written or co-written three STRANGER THINGS middle grade graphic novels. ZOMBIE BOYS, THE BULLY, and the upcoming ERICA THE GREAT (co-written by Danny Lore). All these books were drawn by Valeria Favoccia, colored by Dan Jackson, and lettered by Nate Piekos.

2021.09.29 – STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #1 in stores today!

Stranger Things Tomb of Ybwen #1

Absolutely thrilled that STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #1 hits comic book shops today! The book’s written by yours truly with gorgeous art by Diego Galindo, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Nate Piekos, and main cover by Marc Aspinall. Here’s the official solicit:

It’s January 1985 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.

Is there a secret hidden in the hills of Hawkins?

The book just garnered a rave review from AIPT Comics that says it “has all the makings of the perfect Halloween story with your favorite Netflix characters.” Read the whole thing here!

I first pitched this series over a year ago, long before the death of my mother. But the way these characters struggle with loss has special resonance for me now, and I’m tremendously grateful to the incredible creative team for making the story sing.

Please feel free to ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today! Hope you enjoy, and all the best.

STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN coming from Pak, Galindo & company in September!

Kyle Lambert's variant cover for STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #1
Kyle Lambert’s variant cover for STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN #1

Excited to report that starting this September, Dark Horse is publishing a four issue comic book miniseries called STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN, written by yours truly with line art by Diego Galindo, colors by Franceso Segala, letters by Nate Piekos, and covers by Galindo, Marc Aspinall, Kyle Lambert, and Irvin Rodriguez!

Here’s the official blurb:

It’s January 1985. The Hawkins crew survived their battle with the terrible Mind Flayer, but Will is 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. However, Will finds a way to bring the team back together again when he and Mr. Clarke discover a mysterious map Bob left in a box of old nerdy memorabilia. Will rallies the crew to investigate and they find more than they could have imagined. Stranger Things: Tomb of Ybwen explores grief and friendship all while capturing the Stranger Things’ sense of adventure.

And here’s my quote from the io9 announcement:

“I’m so thrilled to be working with such an amazing team on a story that combines classic ‘80s treasure hunt hijinks with impending natural disaster and a high-stakes emotional story as Will grapples with the aftermath of the death of Bob Newby,” Pak said in a press release. “Diego, Francesco, and Nate are capturing the wonder, danger, and emotion in every page and every panel. And as always, it’s a thrill to be working on a story that fills in key emotional context for our heroes while giving unexpected characters a chance to really shine. I’ll just say if you like Mr. Clarke, you’re gonna LOVE this book!”

Huge high five as always to our Dark Horse editors Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudsen.

Marc Aspinall's cover for STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN.
Marc Aspinall’s cover for STRANGER THINGS: TOMB OF YBWEN.

STRANGER THINGS: ERICA THE GREAT coming this November!

Stranger Things: Erica the Great cover by Ron Chan.
Stranger Things: Erica the Great cover by Ron Chan.

This November, Dark Horse will publish STRANGER THINGS: ERICA THE GREAT, a middle grade graphic novel written by Danny Lore and yours truly with line art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, and cover by Ron Chan.

Super excited by this one — we’re following Erica Sinclair as she grapples with conflicts with friends and family while leading her own Dungeons and Dragons campaign. As the official solicit says, it’s the story of “an ambitious, bossy, brilliant ten-year-old dealing with boredom and the complexities of maintaining friendships through tough times.”

For more details, visit the Dark Horse site.

2020.09.02 – STRANGER THINGS: THE BULLY hits stores today!

Stranger Things: The Bully cover by Ron Chan

Excited to report that STRANGER THINGS: THE BULLY, a new middle grade graphic novel that ties into the hit Netflix show, hits stores today! Written by yours truly with art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, cover by Ron Chan, and editing by Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudsen.

You can read a huge lettered preview right here!

And here’s the official solicit:

The bullies of Stranger Things try to uncover the mystery of Eleven’s psychic powers in this scary all-ages graphic novel! Troy has been having nightmares about El ever since she embarrassed him in front of the school and broke his arm in season 1. Feeling powerless and anxious, Troy is determined to prove that what happened between him and El is only some form of trickery. That is until he and James encounter demodogs!

o Perfect for younger readers!

o Takes place during season 2 of Stranger Things.

o Seasoned comic writer Greg Pak explores what drives Stranger Things’ bullies.  

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

2020.01.22 – ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1, FIREFLY #13, and STRANGER THINGS: ZOMBIE BOYS in comic shops today!

Excited to have three big comics with three new stories hitting shops today!

ATLANTIS ATTACKS #1 features art by Ario Anindito, colors by Rachelle Rosenberg, letters by Joe Sabino, cover by Rock-He Lim, and editing by Mark Paniccia and Tom Groneman and tells the story of King Namor of Atlantis taking on Amadeus Cho and the Agents of Atlas, protectors of the pan-Asian portal city of Pan. Check out the preview here.

FIREFLY #13 features art by Lalit Kumar Sharma, colors by Francesco Segala, letters by Jim Campbell, cover by Marc Aspinall, and editing by Jeanine Schaefer and Gavin Gronenthal. This is the start of a brand new story arc — in which notorious outlaw Mal Reynolds takes on a new role as SHERIFF! Check out the preview here.

STRANGER THINGS: ZOMBIE BOYS is a new original graphic novel with art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, cover by Ron Chan, and editing by Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudsen. The story features the young heroes of STRANGER THINGS dealing with the emotional fallout after the first season by making a horror movie with new kid Joey Kim. Preview here.

Super proud of all these books — hope ya dig! Ask your local comic shop to hold ’em for you today!

2020.01.21 – STRANGER THINGS: ZOMBIE BOYS hits traditional bookstores today!

Stranger Things Zombie Boys cover

Thrilled to report that STRANGER THINGS: ZOMBIE BOYS hits traditional book stores today and comic book shops tomorrow! The book’s written by yours truly with art by Valeria Favoccia, colors by Dan Jackson, letters by Nate Piekos, cover by Ron Chan, and editing by Spencer Cushing and Konner Knudson. Here’s the solicit:

It’s spring in the normally quiet town of Hawkins, Indiana. Mike, Lucas, Dustin, and Will are still grappling with the traumatic encounters with the Demogorgon and the Upside Down in season one of the hit Netflix series. As tensions rise and fractures begin to form in the group, a new kid shows up to AV club with a Betamax Camcorder and a vision. The new Spielberg-wannabe friend, Joey Kim, wants to make a zombie horror movie based on Will’s drawings, and in the process they come to terms with the real horrors they’ve already faced.

Check out a lettered preview at the Hollywood Reporter.

Check out these advance reviews:

Otaku No Culture

Fanbase Press

And feel free to grab it from your local comic shop, your local indie book store, or Barnes and Noble!