Greg Pak’s latest “Pak Talks Comics” column for Broken Frontier features an inside look at the creative decisions behind “War Machine” #1 — along with some hints of what’s coming up in “War Machine” #2 and beyond. Here’s an excerpt:
Iâ€™d had an eye on Rhodey for a while — Iâ€™d written an alternative version of him into the â€œ1602 New Worldâ€ miniseries and had tried to work him into a couple of other projects over the years. And Iâ€™d been researching the Holocaust for the â€œMagneto Testamentâ€ miniseries, which had led me to read about more recent genocides and atrocities. The new â€œWar Machineâ€ series seemed like a perfect place to tackle a character Iâ€™d always loved while exploring difficult questions of war, interventionism, and violence in the name of justice.