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A Marvel Comics series written by Greg Pak
"And all of these characters, be they male or female, are strong, intelligent, and very, very good at their jobs. When the women are in danger, they’re saved due to the efforts of a mixed-gender team – as are the men. And if some non-white characters have shady criminal histories, they’re balanced out by those with impeccable records. These characters defy stereotypes and pigeonholing, and though their cultural backgrounds have obviously had an impact on their lives, as we see specifically in flashbacks to Rhodey’s childhood, their race isn’t their sole defining feature. ... it’s a very well-written book even beyond its casting successes, and I encourage anyone with even a passing interest to give it a try."
-- Jennifer Smith, Fantastic Fangirls

"Throw in the Ultimo Virus, Norman Osborn and a knock-down-drag-out fight with Ares the God of War, and you've got yourself a gritty, action-packed, viscera-soaked solo arc that War Machine has deserved since the '90s."
-- Wizard Magazine


The Latest
 
03.10.13Free Greg Pak Marvel books at Comixology!
05.10.102010.05.14 - 05.15 - Greg Pak to attend Glyph Awards, East Coast Black Age of Comics Con '10
04.08.10Greg Pak's "War Machine" wins ComicCritique.com's Maximum Force Award
02.15.10Greg Pak and Leo Manco's "War Machine" nominated for three Glyph Comic Awards
02.12.102010.02.10 - "War Machine: Dark Reign" trade paperback
01.11.10Greg Pak and his books nominated for multiple CBR Assemblies Awards
12.31.09ComicAttack loves "War Machine" #12
12.23.09TeenReads.com gives "War Machine: Iron Heart" the thumbs up
12.14.092009.12.15 - Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente at Comic Book Club in NYC
12.08.09Comic Book Club LOVES "Incredible Hulk" #605 and "War Machine" #12
12.04.092009.12.09 - "War Machine" #12
10.28.09"War Machine" #10 preview
09.11.09"War Machine" #9 preview
09.11.092009.09.16 - "War Machine" #9
09.04.092009.10.21 - "War Machine: Iron Heart" paperback
09.04.092009.10.28 - "War Machine" #10
09.04.092009.09.16 - "War Machine" #9
08.25.09Bloggers say nice things about Greg Pak's comics
08.24.09Marvel interviews Greg Pak about "War Machine" #9
08.06.09Comic Book Resources likes "War Machine" #8
08.01.09IGN posts an 8 page preview of "War Machine" #8
07.26.092009.08.05 - "War Machine" #8
07.14.092009.07.15 - "War Machine: Iron Heart" hardcover
07.09.09Newsarama interviews Greg Pak about "War Machine"
07.06.09War Machine's "War Crimes" trial coming soon!
06.27.09Wizard Magazine loves "War Machine: Iron Heart"
06.19.09Modern Mythology interviews Greg Pak about Hulk and War Machine
06.14.092009.06.17 - "War Machine" #7
06.12.09Myspace comics previews "War Machine" #7
06.01.09Pendragon's Post plugs "War Machine" #6
05.28.09IGN likes "War Machine" #6
05.28.09Pak Talks Comics - Super Giant Reader Q&A!
05.22.09"War Machine" #6 preview!
05.19.09Marvel.com talks Skaar, Herc, and War Machine with Greg Pak
05.08.09Marvel.com interviews Greg Pak about "War Machine" #6
05.05.09CBR likes "War Machine" #5
05.03.092009.05.28 - "War Machine" #6
05.03.09Comixtreme loves "War Machine" #5
05.02.09Sequential Tart covers Greg Pak and "Secret Identities" at the NYCC
04.30.09IGN likes "War Machine" #5
04.26.092009.04.29 - "War Machine" #5
04.17.09CBR interviews Greg Pak about "War Machine" #5 and #6
04.03.09Greg Pak on what's coming up for Jim Rhodes in "War Machine"
03.26.09IGN likes "War Machine" #4
03.17.092009.03.25 - "War Machine" #4
02.26.09Wizard loves "War Machine" #3
02.21.09Washington Post picks War Machine as one of the Top 10 Black Superheroes of All Time!
02.21.09"War Machine" #3 preview at CBR
02.21.09"War Machine" #2 sells out, gets second printing
02.21.09Marvel.com interviews Pak and Fraction
02.07.092009.02.25 - "War Machine" #3
02.07.092009.02.18 - "War Machine" #1 second printing
01.29.09"War Machine" #1 sells out, gets second printing with Manco variant
01.27.09War Machine versus God of War! Marvel.com interviews Greg Pak
01.26.09Pak Talks Comics: Giant new Reader Q&A!
01.23.09Wizard digs "War Machine" #2
01.20.09CBR digs "War Machine" #2
01.18.09ComicMix interviews Greg Pak about Herc, Skaar, Magneto, and War Machine
01.17.09Another excerpt from the Pak Talks Comics "War Machine" #1 director's commentary
01.16.09Pak Talks Comics: Inside the engine of "War Machine" #1
01.16.09Marvel posts six page preview of "War Machine" #2
01.16.09MyCup O' Joe includes "War Machine" preview art
01.10.09TFAW loves "War Machine" #1
01.08.092009.01.21 - "War Machine" #2
01.06.09BrokenFrontier.com likes "War Machine" #1
01.05.09Newsarama likes "War Machine" #1
12.31.08"War Machine," "Incredible Hercules," and "Magneto Testament" previews!
12.24.082009.01.02 - "War Machine" #1
12.04.08Pak Talks Comics: Reader Q&A
11.21.08IGN talks with Greg Pak about "War Machine"
11.14.08Newsarama interviews Greg Pak about "War Machine"
10.28.08Greg Pak comic book pull list for November/December 2008
10.28.08Comic Book Resources interviews Greg Pak
10.22.08"War Machine" 8 page preview story now viewable for FREE at Marvel.com!
10.14.08"War Machine" sneak preview digicomic now at Marvel.com!
10.03.08WizardWorld interviews Greg Pak about War Machine
08.20.08Marvel.com interviews Greg Pak about Skaar, War Machine, Magneto, and Hercules
07.27.08Wizard and IGN interview Greg Pak about "War Machine"
07.25.08Pak and Rosemann talk "War Machine"
07.25.08Marvel announces "War Machine" ongoing written by Greg Pak
Calendar
 
2010.05.14 - 05.15 - Greg Pak to attend Glyph Awards, East Coast Black Age of Comics Con '10
 
2010.02.10 - "War Machine: Dark Reign" trade paperback
 
2009.12.15 - Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente at Comic Book Club in NYC
 
2009.12.09 - "War Machine" #12
 
2009.10.28 - "War Machine" #10
 
2009.10.21 - "War Machine: Iron Heart" paperback
 
2009.09.16 - "War Machine" #9
 
2009.09.16 - "War Machine" #9
 
2009.08.05 - "War Machine" #8
 
2009.07.15 - "War Machine: Iron Heart" hardcover
 
Reviews
 
ComicAttack loves "War Machine" #12
 
"War Machine" #12, the final issue of Greg Pak's series, has nabbed a rave review from ComicAttack.net. Here's an excerpt:Pak has been impressive this entire series and brought War Machine to another level in my opinion. His interpretation of Rhodes...
 
TeenReads.com gives "War Machine: Iron Heart" the thumbs up
 
TeenReads.com likes "War Machine: Iron Heart," written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco. Here's an excerpt:While the terms of the Middle Eastern occupation in this story differ from the real world, Pak subtly compares his fictional tale with...
 
Comic Book Club LOVES "Incredible Hulk" #605 and "War Machine" #12
 
The Comic Book Club's Alex Zalben has posted a rave review of "Incredible Hulk" #605, written by Greg Pak with art by Ariel Olivetti and Paul Pelletier. Here's the blurb:I’m going to pretend that Greg Pak coming back on this...
 
Comic Book Resources likes "War Machine" #8
 
"War Machine" #8, written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco, has scored a nice review from Comic Book Resources. An excerpt:If you remember the "West Coast Avengers" series from years gone by, then Greg Pak has a special...
 
Wizard Magazine loves "War Machine: Iron Heart"
 
"War Machine: Iron Heart," the collection of the first five issues of Greg Pak's "War Machine" series, has garnered kudos from Jason Knize in Wizard Magazine. Here's an excerpt:Throw in the Ultimo Virus, Norman Osborn and a knock-down-drag-out fight with...
 
Pendragon's Post plugs "War Machine" #6
 
An excerpt:Overall a great read. This book makes you think, while maintaining the expected excitement and thrills of the super hero genre. The book also uses my preferred form of comic book art: striking the ideal balance between beautiful craft...
 
IGN likes "War Machine" #6
 
Kevin Fuller has written a glowing review of "War Machine" #6 for IGN. Here's an excerpt:... this is a fun series that definitely qualifies as one of the best new titles to come out of Secret Invasion/Dark Reign. Instead of...
 
CBR likes "War Machine" #5
 
Timothy Callahan has reviewed "War Machine" #5 for Comic Book Resources. Here's an excerpt:Manco is a fascinating choice for this type of comic, because he can pull off the sensitive character moments and the big, ultra-violent action sequences, but he...
 
Comixtreme loves "War Machine" #5
 
An excerpt:This was a very intense and very satisfying conclusion to the first story arc. Greg Pak really has Rhodey down and the flash backs he has been giving up during the story have been a really nice touch to...
 
IGN likes "War Machine" #5
 
An excerpt:If the teaser on the last page is any indication, War Machine will be fun action-packed read that just may have an impact on the larger Marvel Universe.Click here to read the whole thing. "War Machine" #5, written by...
 
IGN likes "War Machine" #4
 
IGN has posted a review of "War Machine" #4, which hit comic book stores on Wednesday. Here's an excerpt:I'll hand it to Pak. It's tough to see Ares plastered on the cover and not assume his presence is merely of...
 
Wizard loves "War Machine" #3
 
Andy Serwin has posted a rave review of "War Machine" #3 at WizardUniverse.com. Here's an excerpt:My favorite new ongoing Marvel series continues to impress. Greg Pak's tech-heavy thriller keeps the action pumping faster and more furious than rounds from a...
 
Wizard digs "War Machine" #2
 
Kevin Mahadeo has reviewed "War Machine" #2 for WizardUniverse.com. Here's an excerpt:While the title does a fantastic job of telling a compelling story that incorporates real-world concerns, it truly succeeds through the use of simple, fan-fulfilling moments of sheer awesome–such...
 
CBR digs "War Machine" #2
 
Doug Zawisza reviews "War Machine" #2 for Comic Book Resources. Here's an excerpt:Pak does a very good job of putting this series over the top. This issue is 100% war theatrics and high ordnance explosions, laced with some very tricky...
 
TFAW loves "War Machine" #1
 
The bloggers at TFAW.com have posted a review of Marvel's "Dark Reign" books and have some special words for "War Machine" #1, written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco. Here's an excerpt:War Machine #1 is nothing short of...
 
BrokenFrontier.com likes "War Machine" #1
 
Tonya Crawford has posted a review of "War Machine" #1 at BrokenFrontier.com. The kicker:The lines between man and machine, hero and monster, justice and murder can be entertaining and interesting to explore under a talented pen and Pak certainly has...
 
Newsarama likes "War Machine" #1
 
From the Brendan McGuirk Best Shots mini-review:My favorite memories of War Machine are from the Benson/ Kaminski and Gabriel Gecko 1994 series, where Rhodey basically became the defense branch of a small nation, so I thought War Machine #1 was...
 
Distinctions

The twelve issue "War Machine" series written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco, Allan Jefferson, Wellinton Alves, Mahmud Asrar, and R.B. Silva, has nabbed the coveted Maximum Force Award from ComicCritique.com. Here's an excerpt:

The triple-twists of plot and cat-and-mouse motivations of the characters ranked with the best suspense/spy stuff ever done, and the way that humanity and the heroes, if not winning, get a way to live and even make the most of another day was immensely satisfying and utterly unsentimental. A milestone of story that gets to make its point and toughness that works to show its substance.
Click here to read the whole thing.

"War Machine," written by Greg Pak with art by Leonardo Manco, has been nominated for three Glyph Comics Awards, including Story of the Year, Best Writer, and Fan Award for Best Comic. The winners will be announced in May in Philadelphia at the East Coast Black Age of Comics Con 2010.

Click here to view all of the nominees.

And click here to vote for "War Machine" in the Fan Favorite category!


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