Pak at the 2017 New York Comic Con
Dallas, Texas U.S.
|Education||New York University|
University of Oxford
|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 and Hercules. In 2019, Pak began writing Star Wars comics for Marvel.
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, 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.
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. 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 was awarded received an Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject at the 71st Academy Awards..
Pak began writing for Marvel Comics in September 2004 and signed 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.
His 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 vol. 5 #1-4 (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)
- Weapon X #1-27 (with Greg Land, 2017–2019)
- X-Men Prime #1 (with various, 2017)
- Weapons of Mutant Destruction: Alpha #1 (with Mahmud Asrar, 2017)
- 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)
- What If: Submariner (with David Lopez, 2006)
- Amazing Fantasy vol. 2 #15 (with Patrick Scherberger, 2006)
- Incredible Hulk vol. 2 #92-111 (with various, 2006–2007)
- Incredible Hulk #601-611, 709-717 (with various, 2009-2010, 2017-2018)
- Incredible Hulks #612-635 (with various, 2010-2011)
- The Totally Awesome Hulk #1–23 (with Frank Cho, December 2015 – 2017)
- Giant Size Hulk #1 (with various, 2006)
- Planet Hulk Gladiator Guidebook (with various, 2006)
- What If: Planet Hulk
- World War Hulk #1-5 (with John Romita, Jr., 2007–2008)
- World War Hulk: After Smash (with Rafa Sandoval, 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)
- Skaar: Son of Hulk Presents - Savage World of Sakaar (with various, 2008)
- Planet Skaar Prologue (with Dan Panosian, 2009)
- Dark Reign: The List - Hulk (with Ben Oliver, 2009)
- Generations: Banner Hulk & The Totally Awesome Hulk (with Matteo Buffagni, 2017)
- Weapon H #1–12 (with various, 2018-2019)
- Hulkverines #1-3 (with Ario Anindito, 2019)
- Incredible Hercules #112-141 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and various, 2008–2010)
- Hulk vs Hercules: When Titans Collide (with co-author Fred Van Lente and various, 2008)
- Assault on New Olympus #1 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and Rodney Buchemi, 2009)
- Thor & Hercules: Encyclopædia Mythologica (with co-author Fred Van Lente and various, 2009)
- 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)
- Chaos War #1-5 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and art by Khoi Pham, 2010–2011)
- Herc #1-10, #6.1 (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, 1-8 (with co-author Fred Van Lente and art by Dale Eaglesham, 2012)
- Silver Surfer vol. 6 #1-5 (with various, 2011)
- Red Skull #1-5 (with Mirko Colak, 2011)
- Agents of Atlas
- War of the Realms: The New Agents of Atlas #1-4 (art by Gang Hyuk Lim, May - June 2019)
- Agents of Atlas vol. 3 #1-5 (with Jeff Parker, art by Gang Hyuk Lim and Carlo Pagulayan, August 2019 - )
- Atlantis Attacks #1-5 (2020)
- Aero #1-ongoing (with co-writer Zhou Liefen, art by Keng, 2019-)
- Sword Master #1-ongoing (with co-author Shuizhu, art by Gunji 2019-)
- Batman/Superman #1-9, 11–27, Annual #1-2 (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)
- Boom Studios:
- Dynamite Entertainment:
James Bond 2018-
- Valiant Comics:
- Truitt, Brian (February 21, 2013). "'Batman/Superman' showcases meeting of DC Comics icons". USA Today.
- "Greg Pak: You Wouldn't Like Him When He's Angry" (Radio Program). NPR.org. 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
- Angulo, Sandra P. (April 23, 1999). "Oscar winner Keiko Ibi is shooting a cheerleading movie". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 23, 2020.
- 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.
- "War Of The Realms: New Agents Of Atlas (2019) #1 (of 4) - Marvel Comics". comicstore.marvel.com.
- Marston, George (23 May 2019). "AGENTS OF ATLAS Returns With New #1 In August". Newsarama.
- John Wick at the Grand Comics Database
- Greg Pak at the Grand Comics Database
- "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 (archived from the original)
- Greg Pak at IMDb
- "Asian Pride Porn". AtomFilms.com
- "Robot Stories" Official website
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