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2019.03.20 – JAMES BOND 007 #5 in stores today – with SHOCKING SURPRISE!

I’m thrilled to report that JAMES BOND 007 #5 hit stores today! Written by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!) with art by Stephen Mooney, colors by Triona Farrell, letters by Ariana Maher, and a cover by Dave Johnson! The Oddjob saga continues with Bond in jail and John Lee, our sexy Korean super agent, on a solo mission fraught with danger and romance!

The book’s already nabbed a stunning 10/10 review from AiTP.com — here’s an excerpt!

As a massive Bond fan, as well as someone who loved Warren Ellis’ Dynamite series and many of the one-shots and miniseries that followed, I think this book and its sister series (James Bond: Origin) may be the very best post-Fleming Bond media to come along in quite a few years. Somehow, this book keeps subverting expectations and getting better with each issue.

The book also features a HUGE reveal that we’ve managed to keep secret for MONTHS. If you’re a Bond fan, you absolutely, positively don’t wanna miss this issue. Ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!

New RONIN ISLAND art and interview!

I’m still totally blown away by the tremendous response to RONIN ISLAND #1, which hit stores last week. Thank you so much to everyone who’s spread the word — and huge thanks and high fives to artist Giannis Milonogiannis, colorist Irma Kniivila, letterer Simon Bowland, and editors Cameron Chittock, Amanda LaFranco, and Eric Harburn!

Check out the gorgeous issue #2 cover above, with line art by Giannis. And brand new interview with Giannis and me has just been published at Comicon.com. Here’s an excerpt:

Hannah Means-Shannon: How appealing was it to bring together cultural groups who during this period might otherwise have been enemies? (Japan, China, Korea) What does that add to the story from a creative perspective?

Greg Pak: This was always one of the key hooks for me. I was hugely excited about the prospect of telling a samurai story in and of itself — I just love the genre. But when I knuckled down and thought about what I could personally bring to this kind of story as a writer, I found myself thinking about the Asian diaspora, the way folks with family origins in so many different countries come together — or don’t come together — in America and elsewhere. And I thought about the possibility of exploring that kind of thing in a period samurai story, and I got very excited. I’m always excited about stories that dig into diversity within diversity, the very specific ways in which folks within a community grapple with both their similarities and differences. So this idea of telling a samurai/ronin story with Japanese, Korean, Chinese, and Thai characters was hugely exciting.

Giannis Milonogiannis: Visually speaking, it’s exciting and refreshing to get to research clothing, weapons, vehicles and so on from a such a wide variety of cultures. Combined with the fantasy elements of the various creatures, the world Greg has given us to design is a joy to work with and a really fresh setting.

HMS: Thinking about the idea of building a new society on a hidden island, I’m reminded of theories of Utopias and the pros and cons of trying to start a new society from scratch. What are the good things and the difficult things about this enterprise for our characters?

GP: I’m intrigued by the way a massive crisis can bind people of different backgrounds together. And concurrently, how certain divisions can endure even when everything else seems to have changed. So in RONIN ISLAND, we have an ostensibly egalitarian community in which people from China, Japan, and Korea have come together in order to survive. At its founding, the community relied on everyone in the face of crisis — democracy and equality of opportunity was the only way forward. But a generation down the line, certain class and racial divisions remain. Everyone’s ostensibly got equal opportunities, but in practice, some folks have inherited much more. So there’s meaty stuff to explore there about the way an idealistic community struggles to live up to its own ideals.

Read the whole thing here!

And if you’re intrigued, please do ask your local comic shop to preorder issue #2 for you — the preorder deadline is March 18!

2019.03.06 – RONIN ISLAND #1 in stores today!

Thrilled about RONIN ISLAND #1 finally hitting comic book shops today, and huge thanks to everyone who’s picking it up and spreading the word! The book’s drawn by Giannis Milonogiannis with colors by Irma Kniivila, letters by Simon Bowland, and editing by Cameron Chittock and Amanda LaFranco and tells the story of a pair of young warriors thrust into crisis when their 19th century pan-Asian island community is confronted by an invading army — and a terrifying, mutated threat.

The reviews are blowing my mind — check ’em out!

“Pak brilliantly balances these elements in a concise and entertaining comic. Indeed, fans of stories like Momotaro (Peach Boy) will gravitate to RONIN ISLAND for its lush storytelling and illustration. However, the comic offers excitement for all.” — Comicsverse

Ronin Island #1 is a devastating strong opener of an issue. No panel is wasted, no narrative beat feels unused. It’s a quick, rapid-fire page turner that slowly invites the reader into the world and shines a little more light each time your eyes devour the stellar storytelling and beautiful art.” — Black Nerd Problems

Ronin Island starts as well as anything I’ve ever read.” — The Brazen Bull

Please do ask your local retailer to hold a copy for you today!

2019.22.27 – FIREFLY #4 and JOHN WICK #5 in stores today!

I’ve got two comic books in stores today — FIREFLY #4, with art by Dan McDaid, cover by Lee Garbett, colors by Marcelo Costa, and letters by Jim Campbell; and JOHN WICK #5, with art by Matt Gaudio, colors by Inlight Studios, letters by Tom Napolitano, and cover by Giovanni Valletta. Ask your local shop to hold a copy for you!

 

2019.02.20 – JAMES BOND 007 #4 in stores today – THE KARAOKE ISSUE

Friends, JAMES BOND 007 #4 is in stores today, and YOU WANT THIS BOOK! New arc featuring line art by Stephen Mooney, colors by Triona Farrell, and letters by Ariana Maher. Wary team up between Bond and the new Oddjob, John Lee. Big intrigue and action. Huge heart. And yes, my friends, karaoke. KARAOKE.

Ask your local comic shop to hold a copy for you today! And check out the Dave Johnson cover and preview pages below!

2019.02.20 – HULKVERINES #1 – check out the preview!

HULKVERINES #1 hits comic shops on February 20, and Multiversity.com has a lettered, colored preview!

Check it out!

Words by Greg Pak (hey, that’s me!), line art by Ario Anindito, colors by Morry Hollowell, letters by Joe Caramanga, and cover by Greg Land. And here’s the official solicit:

At last! It’s Weapon H versus his predecessors—Wolverine and the Hulk! Once, the Weapon X program sought to recreate the world’s two greatest hunters. They ended up with Weapon H, a man of Adamantium claws and gamma-juiced blood. Now, Wolverine and the Hulk are back in action — and coming after the dangerous creation made in their name!

I’m also doing a signing of HULKVERINES #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown in NYC on February 22 — see you there!

Excited about this book — it’s got ludicrously bombastic superhero action, like all the WEAPON H stories, combined with a big emotional centering on our hero Clayton Cortez and his wife Sonia Sung. And it features the Leader, one of my favorite Marvel villains of all time, all gorgeously drawn by Ario, colored by Morry, and lettered by Joe!

Click here for the full preview!

Please pre-order RONIN ISLAND #1 today!

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m writing RONIN ISLAND, a new creator-owned comic for BOOM drawn by the brilliant Giannis Milonogiannis with gorgeous colors by Irma Kniivila and sweet letters by Simon Bowland — and the final day to preorder with your local comic shop is this coming Monday, February 11! Here’s the solicit:

After a mysterious attack wipes out the major cities of 19th century Japan, Korea, and China, survivors from all three lands find refuge on a hidden island and build a new society. Hana, the orphaned daughter of Korean peasants, and Kenichi, son of a great samurai leader, have little in common except for a mutual disdain for the other. But these young warriors will have to work together when an army invades the island with shocking news: there is a new Shogun and the Island is expected to pay fealty in exchange for protection from a new enemy…a mutated horde that threatens to wipe out all humanity.

I’m super proud of the book and very much hope you’ll check it out. For more about the series, check out the interview at Sequential Tart. And you don’t have to take my word for it — check out what Central Maine’s Editors Note comic shop had to say!

Please do keep scrolling for some gorgeous covers and interior art from the team. And please do call your local comic shop today and ask them to preorder the book for you!

     

 

New Humble Bundle supporting the CBLDF includes Greg Pak’s JOHN WICK and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA comics!

Hey, there’s less than an hour left to support the latest Dynamite Comics Humble Bundle, through which you can get HUNDREDS of digital comics, including my 12 issue BATTLESTAR GALACTICA run and the first three issues of my JOHN WICK series!

Check it out here!

When you check out, you can use the sliders to indicate how much of your purchase you want to go to the Comic Book Legal Defense and Education Fund, a key nonprofit in the comics industry.

2019.02.22 – Greg Pak signs HULKVERINES #1 at Midtown Comics Downtown in NYC

Yep, I’m signing HULKVERINES #1 starting at 6 pm on February 22 at Midtown Comics Downtown, 64 Fulton Street, NYC 10038!

Click here for all the details. See ya then!

My first STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION books come out in April!

Thrilled to report that STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – TARKIN #1 and STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – LEIA #1 both hit comic shops in April!

These are the first of a number of STAR WARS books I’m writing for Marvel, and I’m over the moon about ’em. Marc Laming is drawing the Tarkin book, Chris Sprouse is drawing the Leia book, and Terry and Rachel Dodson have drawn the covers — and all of the art is just stunning.

Please do check out the covers and solicits below and ask your local shop to pre-order the books for you!

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – PRINCESS LEIA #1

  • GREG PAK (W) • CHRIS SPROUSE (A) • Cover by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON
  • Puzzle Piece Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
  • Connecting Promo Variant Cover by GIUSEPPE CAMUNCOLI & ELIA BONETTI
  • CONCEPT DESIGN VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
  • Movie Variant Cover Also Available
  • BOUNTY HUNTER PRINCESS!
  • With HAN SOLO frozen in carbonite in the palace of JABBA THE HUTT, PRINCESS LEIA prepares for a daring rescue by taking on the identity of the bounty hunter BOUSHH. But in order to succeed, she’ll have to prove herself in her new identity to the ruthless bounty hunter BOSSK! With her life and all of her principles on the line, how far will Leia go to rescue a scoundrel? Co-starring CHEWBACCA and LANDO, who almost certainly have a bad feeling about this!
  • 32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99
  • Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.

STAR WARS: AGE OF REBELLION – GRAND MOFF TARKIN #1

  • GREG PAK (W) • MARC LAMING (A) • Cover by TERRY & RACHEL DODSON
  • Puzzle Piece Variant Cover by MIKE MCKONE
  • CONCEPT DESIGN VARIANT COVER ALSO AVAILABLE
  • Movie Variant Cover Also Available
  • THE SOUL OF THE DEATH STAR!
  • The EMPIRE has built the deadliest weapon the galaxy has ever seen. But even the most ruthless Imperial officer might hesitate before unleashing the DEATH STAR’s power to kill millions in an instant. Behold the secret story of GRAND MOFF TARKIN, the horrors that honed his resolve and the terrifying steps he takes to ensure that the Death Star lives up to its deadly name!
  • 32 PGS./ONE-SHOT/Rated T …$3.99
  • Star Wars © Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. All rights reserved. Used under authorization. Text and illustrations for Star Wars are © 2019 Lucasfilm Ltd.
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