Greg Pak

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Greg Pak
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Pak at an October 2012 signing for
Doctor Strange: Season One at
Midtown Comics in Manhattan.
Born Greg Pak
(1968-08-23) August 23, 1968 (age 45)
Dallas, Texas
United States
Residence New York City, New York
United States
Nationality American
Education New York University
Oxford
Yale University
Occupation Writer, comics creator, director
Employer DC Comics
Marvel Comics
Known for Action Comics
Batman/Superman
Planet Hulk
World War Hulk
Incredible Hercules
World War Hulk: Warbound
Skaar: Son of Hulk
X-Treme X-Men
Iron Man: House of M
Silver Surfer
Warlock
Awards Rhodes Scholar
Website
http://www.gregpak.com

Greg Pak is an American New York-based film director/comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, including X-Treme X-Men and several titles featuring the Hulk.[1]

Early life[edit]

Pak was born in Dallas, Texas, and graduated from Hillcrest High School.[2] He is a graduate of Yale University, where he wrote for campus humor magazine The Yale Record[3] and was a member of the Purple Crayon improv group. He went on to study history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar and film at New York University.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

His New York University (NYU) student film, Fighting Grandpa, about his Korean grandparents, won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards. His short film "Asian Pride Porn", starring playwright David Henry Hwang and director Michael Kang, was licensed to Atom Films. Pak's feature film Robot Stories won 35 film festival awards. He collected his critically acclaimed screenplays in the recent book Robot Stories & More Screenplays, whose foreword was written by David Henry Hwang, and which has been used in college classes in writing, film, and Asian American studies.

Pak is a frequent writer for Marvel Comics, starting in September 2004 and signing an exclusive deal with them in July 2005.[4] He has worked on such titles as Warlock,[5] Phoenix: Endsong,[6] Phoenix: Warsong,[7] Iron Man, and The Incredible Hulk, and Dynamite Entertainment's spin-off series based on the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.

2000s projects include Incredible Hercules,[8][9][10] World War Hulk: Warbound and Skaar: Son of Hulk,[11] all spinning-off from World War Hulk, as well as Magneto: Testament[12] and War Machine.[13][14][15] Pak is also one of the featured contributors to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology.[16]

In June 2013, he began writing Batman/Superman for DC Comics.[1] In November 2013, Pak also began writing Action Comics with issue number 25.[17]

Works[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Truitt, Brian (February 21, 2013). "'Batman/Superman' showcases meeting of DC Comics icons". USA Today.
  2. ^ Wilonsky, Robert (February 2013). "Dallas native (and DISD grad) Greg Pak tapped to write DC Comics' new 'Batman/Superman'". Dallas Morning News.
  3. ^ The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record. Spring, 1990. p. 2.
  4. ^ Tramountanas, George A. (July 11, 2005). "Greg Pak Makes His Marvel - Signs Exclusively With Publisher". Comic Book Resources.
  5. ^ Weiland, Jonah (July 18, 2004). Warlock Stories: Greg Pak talks "Warlock". Comic Book Resources.
  6. ^ Weiland, Jonah (August 20, 2004). Greg Pak talks 'X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong'"., Comic Book Resources.
  7. ^ Singh, Arune (June 2, 2006). "It's Not Over Till She Sings: Greg Pak Talks 'X-Men: Phoenix- Warsong'". Comic Book Resources.
  8. ^ Richards, Dave (March 17, 2008). "GREEK WEEK Part I -Pak & Van Lente talk Hercules' Past". Comic Book Resources
  9. ^ Richards, Dave (March 20, 2008). "GREEK WEEK Part IV- Pak & Van Lente on Herc's Past & Future". Comic Book Resources.
  10. ^ Richards, Dave (September 4, 2008). "Love, Olympian Style: Pak & Van Lente talk 'Incredible Hercules'". Comic Book Resources.
  11. ^ Richards, Dave (June 10, 2008). "Hulk Slash! Pak talks 'Skaar: Son of Hulk'". Comic Book Resources.
  12. ^ Richards, Dave (May 31, 2008). "WW Philly: Pak talks 'Magneto: Testament'". Comic Book Resources.
  13. ^ Brady, Matt (July 25, 2008). SDCC '08 - Pak & Rosemann Talk War Machine. Newsarama.
  14. ^ Richards, Dave (July 25, 2008). "CCI: Pak, Rosemann on 'War Machine'". Comic Book Resources.
  15. ^ Brady, Matt (November 10, 2008). "Greasing the Gears: Greg Pak Talks 'War Machine'". Newsarama.
  16. ^ Secret Identities. The New Press. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  17. ^ Phegley, Kiel (June 24, 2014). "Greg Pak & Aaron Kuder Take Over 'Action Comics'". Comic Book Resources.
  18. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (March 21, 2005). "Marvel Nemesis Unveiled". IGN.

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Preceded by
Daniel Way
Incredible Hulk writer
2006–2007
Succeeded by
Jeph Loeb (New Hulk series)
Preceded by
Jeph Loeb (Hulk)
Incredible Hulk writer
2009–2011
Succeeded by
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