Tons of interviews with Greg Pak about Silver Surfer, Vision Machine, Chaos War, and everything else

A slew of Greg Pak interviews have gone live over the past week. Check ’em out:
Matt Adler of interviews writer Greg Pak about his upcoming “Silver Surfer” comic book miniseries:

MA: The Surfer has at times had difficulty in supporting his own series; what do you think is the key to making the character appeal to a wide audience?
GP: First and foremost, we’re just trying to tell a story with a real emotional core that’s compelling on a human level. I think that’s the key to making supremely powerful, cosmic characters work for both old and new audiences — find the human contrast that makes the characters relatable and the emotional conflicts and drama that make them compelling.
At the same time, we love supremely powerful, cosmic characters because of the visceral thrill of seeing them in action and the mind-bending leaps these huge sci fi stories can take. It’s like writing a Hulk story: let’s face it — we want to see the Hulk smash. And in a Surfer story, we want to have our minds blown with some crazy cosmic madness. That’s a huge part of the fun and thrill of the genre, and we’re absolutely embracing that.

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Iann Robinson of CraveOnline interviews Pak about “Vision Machine,” “Chaos War,” “Silver Surfer,” and everything else. An excerpt:

CRAVEONLINE: Do you think technology is getting out of control?
GREG PAK: Oh, technology is always getting out of control. We’re human — everything we touch goes a little crazy, right? The challenge is to take the time to think about where it’s going so we can have a shot at guiding the river rather than just being swept away by the flood. That’s the glory of speculative fiction — it gives us a safe place to prepare for the shocking changes that are inevitably coming.

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The Greek website Comicdom interviews Pak. An excerpt:

I know you have been a Silver Surfer fan yourself. What has drawn you to the character as a reader?
The Silver Surfer might be the purest example of what makes Marvel great — combining massive, cosmic genre hijinks with utterly relatable emotional stories. I was blown away as a kid by the insane visual design and sci fi mythology of the Surfer and Galactus. But I was hooked by the emotional story — the sacrifice and heroism and tragedy of Norrin Radd, the man beneath that shimmering silver sheen.
For more about why I love the Surfer, check out my website for periodic blog postings on the theme: “The Surfer is Awesome.”

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