August 23, 1968 |
|Residence||New York City, New York
|Education||New York University
|Occupation||Writer, comics creator, director|
|Known for||Action Comics
World War Hulk
Greg Pak is an American film director and comic book writer, known for his work on books published by Marvel Comics, including X-Treme X-Men and several titles featuring the Hulk. As of early 2016, Pak writes The Totally Awesome Hulk for Marvel, Action Comics and Teen Titans for DC.
Pak was born in Dallas, Texas From Korean father and American mother, and graduated from Hillcrest High School. He studied political science at Yale University, where he wrote for the campus humor magazine, The Yale Record, 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.
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 frequently writes for Marvel Comics, starting in September 2004 and signing an exclusive deal with them in July 2005. He has worked on such titles as Warlock, Phoenix: Endsong, Phoenix: Warsong, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, and Dynamite Entertainment's spin-off series based on the Sci-Fi Channel's Battlestar Galactica.
2000s projects include Incredible Hercules, World War Hulk: Warbound and Skaar: Son of Hulk, all spinning-off from World War Hulk, as well as Magneto: Testament and War Machine. Pak is one of the featured contributors to Secret Identities: The Asian American Superhero Anthology.
- Warlock #1-4 (5th series) (with Charlie Adlard, 2004)
- X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong #1-5 (with Greg Land, 2005)
- X-Men: Phoenix - Warsong #1-5 (with Tyler Kirkham, 2006–2007)
- Magneto: Testament #1-5 (with Carmine Di Giandomenico, 2008–2009)
- Astonishing X-Men #44-47, 60-61 (with Mike McKone and various, 2012-2013)
- X-Treme X-Men #1-13 (with various, 2012-2013)
- Storm #1-11 (with various, 2014-2015)
- Marvel Nemesis: The Imperfects #1-6 (with Renato Arlem, 2005)
- Iron Man: House of M #1-3 (with Pat Lee, 2005)
- Marvel 1602: New World #1-5 (with Greg Tocchini, 2005)
- Amazing Fantasy vol. 2 #15 (with Patrick Scherberger, 2006)
- What If: Submariner (with David Lopez, 2006)
- Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #92-112 (with various, 2006–2007)
- World War Hulk #1-5 (with John Romita, Jr., 2007–2008)
- World War Hulk: Warbound #1-5 (with Leonard Kirk and Rafa Sandoval, 2008)
- Skaar: Son of Hulk #1-12 (with Ron Garney, 2008-2009)
- Incredible Hulks #612-635 (with varios, 2009-2011)
- The Totally Awesome Hulk #1– (with Frank Cho, December 2015–ongoing)
- Incredible Hercules #112-141 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and varios, 2008–2010)
- Hercules: Fall of an Avenger #1-2 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and art by Ariel Olivetti, 2010)
- Heroic Age: Prince of Power #1-4 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and art by Reilly Brown, 2010)
- Herc #1-10 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and art by Cliff Richards, 2011)
- War Machine #0-12 (with Leonardo Manco, 2008-2009)
- Alpha Flight Vol. 4 #0.1-8 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and art by Dale Eaglesham, 2012)
- Silver Surfer #1-5 (with varios, 2011)
- Red Skull #1-5 (with Mirko Colak, 2011)
- Batman/Superman #1–27 (with Jae Lee and various, 2013-December 2015)
- Action Comics #23.2, 25–50 (with Aaron Kuder, November 2013-March 2016)
- Secret Origins a segment in #1 (with Lee Weeks, 2014)
- Teen Titans #17–19 (with Ian Churchill, February 2016–April 2016)
- Dynamite Entertainment:
- Truitt, Brian (February 21, 2013). "'Batman/Superman' showcases meeting of DC Comics icons". USA Today.
- Wilonsky, Robert (February 2013). "Dallas native (and DISD grad) Greg Pak tapped to write DC Comics' new 'Batman/Superman'". Dallas Morning News.
- "Greg Pak: You Wouldn't Like Him When He's Angry". NPR. July 10, 2012.
- The Yale Record. New Haven: Yale Record. Spring, 1990. p. 2.
- "25 NEW FACESOF INDIE FILM 2003". Filmmaker. Summer 2003
- Evans, William (August 13, 2014). "The Carcosa Interview: Greg Pak". The Nerds of Color.
- "RHODES SCHOLARS SELECTED FOR 1991". The New York Times. December 10, 1990
- Tramountanas, George A. (July 11, 2005). "Greg Pak Makes His Marvel - Signs Exclusively With Publisher". Comic Book Resources.
- Weiland, Jonah (July 18, 2004). Warlock Stories: Greg Pak talks "Warlock". Comic Book Resources.
- Weiland, Jonah (August 20, 2004). Greg Pak talks 'X-Men: Phoenix - Endsong'"., Comic Book Resources.
- Singh, Arune (June 2, 2006). "It's Not Over Till She Sings: Greg Pak Talks 'X-Men: Phoenix- Warsong'". Comic Book Resources.
- Richards, Dave (March 17, 2008). "GREEK WEEK Part I -Pak & Van Lente talk Hercules' Past". Comic Book Resources
- Richards, Dave (March 20, 2008). "GREEK WEEK Part IV- Pak & Van Lente on Herc's Past & Future". Comic Book Resources.
- Richards, Dave (September 4, 2008). "Love, Olympian Style: Pak & Van Lente talk 'Incredible Hercules'". Comic Book Resources.
- Richards, Dave (June 10, 2008). "Hulk Slash! Pak talks 'Skaar: Son of Hulk'". Comic Book Resources.
- Richards, Dave (May 31, 2008). "WW Philly: Pak talks 'Magneto: Testament'". Comic Book Resources.
- Brady, Matt (July 25, 2008). SDCC '08 - Pak & Rosemann Talk War Machine. Newsarama.
- Richards, Dave (July 25, 2008). "CCI: Pak, Rosemann on 'War Machine'". Comic Book Resources.
- Brady, Matt (November 10, 2008). "Greasing the Gears: Greg Pak Talks 'War Machine'". Newsarama.
- Secret Identities. The New Press. Retrieved September 16, 2012.
- Phegley, Kiel (June 24, 2014). "Greg Pak & Aaron Kuder Take Over 'Action Comics'". Comic Book Resources.
- Goldstein, Hilary (March 21, 2005). "Marvel Nemesis Unveiled". IGN.
- "Robot Stories & More Screenplays" Book Collection with Original Commentaries
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Greg Pak.|
- Official website
- Greg Pak at the Comic Book DB
- Greg Pak at the Internet Movie Database
- "Asian Pride Porn". AtomFilms.com
- "Robot Stories" Official website
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