Greg Pak

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Greg Pak
Pak at the 2017 New York Comic Con
EducationNew York University
University of Oxford
Yale University
OccupationWriter, comics creator, director
EmployerDC Comics
Marvel Comics
Known forAction Comics
Planet Hulk
World War Hulk
Incredible Hercules
AwardsRhodes Scholar
WebsiteOfficial website

Greg Pak is an American comic book writer and film director. Pak is best known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, including X-Men (most notably X-Treme X-Men), several titles featuring the Hulk (including Planet Hulk, which was one of the storylines eventually adapted into the film Thor: Ragnarok), and Hercules.[1] In 2019, Pak began writing Star Wars comics for Marvel.

Early life[edit]

Pak was born in Dallas, Texas to a Korean-American father and a Caucasian mother. He graduated from Hillcrest High School. He studied political science at Yale University, where he wrote for the campus humor magazine, The Yale Record,[2][3] and was a member of the Purple Crayon improvisational group. In 1991 he went to study history at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar with the intent of becoming a politician. He then entered New York University's graduate film program.[2][4][5][6]


Pak's New York University (NYU) student film, Fighting Grandpa, which centered on his Korean grandparents, won the Gold Medal at the 25th Student Academy Awards.[citation needed] His short film "Asian Pride Porn", starring playwright David Henry Hwang and director Michael Kang, was licensed to Atom Films. Pak wrote and directed the feature film Robot Stories. He collected his screenplays in the book Robot Stories & More Screenplays, whose foreword was written by David Henry Hwang.

Pak worked as the cinematographer on the 1998 documentary short The Personals: Improvisations on Romance in the Golden Years, which was directed by his wife, Keiko Ibi. In March 1999, the film received an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject at the 71st Academy Awards.[7]

Pak began writing for Marvel Comics in September 2004 and signed an exclusive deal with them in July 2005.[8] He has worked on such titles as Warlock,[9] Phoenix: Endsong,[10] Phoenix: Warsong,[11] Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Dynamite Entertainment's spin-off series based on the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.

His 2000s projects include Incredible Hercules,[12][13][14] World War Hulk: Warbound and Skaar: Son of Hulk,[15] all spinning-off from World War Hulk, as well as Magneto: Testament[16] and War Machine.[17][18][19] Pak is one of the featured contributors to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology.[20]

In June 2013, Pak began writing Batman/Superman for DC Comics.[1] In November 2013, he began writing Action Comics with issue number 25.[21]

Personal life[edit]

Pak is married to Japanese filmmaker Keiko Ibi.[7]



Marvel Comics[edit]

DC Comics[edit]

Other publishers[edit]

James Bond 2018-


  1. ^ a b Truitt, Brian (February 21, 2013). "'Batman/Superman' showcases meeting of DC Comics icons". USA Today.
  2. ^ a b "Greg Pak: You Wouldn't Like Him When He's Angry" (Radio Program). July 10, 2012.
  3. ^ The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record. Spring, 1990. p. 2.
  4. ^ "25 NEW FACESOF INDIE FILM 2003". Filmmaker. Summer 2003
  5. ^ Evans, William (August 13, 2014). "The Carcosa Interview: Greg Pak". The Nerds of Color.
  6. ^ "RHODES SCHOLARS SELECTED FOR 1991". The New York Times. December 10, 1990
  7. ^ a b Angulo, Sandra P. (April 23, 1999). "Oscar winner Keiko Ibi is shooting a cheerleading movie". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
  8. ^ Tramountanas, George A. (July 11, 2005). "Greg Pak Makes His Marvel - Signs Exclusively With Publisher". Comic Book Resources.
  9. ^ Weiland, Jonah (July 18, 2004). Warlock Stories: Greg Pak talks "Warlock". Comic Book Resources.
  10. ^ Weiland, Jonah (August 20, 2004). Greg Pak talks 'X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong'"., Comic Book Resources.
  11. ^ Singh, Arune (June 2, 2006). "It's Not Over Till She Sings: Greg Pak Talks 'X-Men: Phoenix- Warsong'". Comic Book Resources.
  12. ^ Richards, Dave (March 17, 2008). "GREEK WEEK Part I -Pak & Van Lente talk Hercules' Past". Comic Book Resources
  13. ^ Richards, Dave (March 20, 2008). "GREEK WEEK Part IV- Pak & Van Lente on Herc's Past & Future". Comic Book Resources.
  14. ^ Richards, Dave (September 4, 2008). "Love, Olympian Style: Pak & Van Lente talk 'Incredible Hercules'". Comic Book Resources.
  15. ^ Richards, Dave (June 10, 2008). "Hulk Slash! Pak talks 'Skaar: Son of Hulk'". Comic Book Resources.
  16. ^ Richards, Dave (May 31, 2008). "WW Philly: Pak talks 'Magneto: Testament'". Comic Book Resources.
  17. ^ Brady, Matt (July 25, 2008). SDCC '08 - Pak & Rosemann Talk War Machine. Newsarama.
  18. ^ Richards, Dave (July 25, 2008). "CCI: Pak, Rosemann on 'War Machine'". Comic Book Resources.
  19. ^ Brady, Matt (November 10, 2008). "Greasing the Gears: Greg Pak Talks 'War Machine'". Newsarama.
  20. ^ Secret Identities. The New Press. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
  21. ^ Phegley, Kiel (June 24, 2014). "Greg Pak & Aaron Kuder Take Over 'Action Comics'". Comic Book Resources.
  22. ^ Goldstein, Hilary (March 21, 2005) "Marvel Nemesis Unveiled". IGN.
  23. ^ "War Of The Realms: New Agents Of Atlas (2019) #1 (of 4) - Marvel Comics".
  24. ^ Marston, George (23 May 2019). "AGENTS OF ATLAS Returns With New #1 In August". Newsarama.
  25. ^ John Wick at the Grand Comics Database


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Jeph Loeb (New Hulk series)
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Jeph Loeb (Hulk)
Incredible Hulks writer
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Jason Aaron (New Incredible Hulk series)
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