By Tim Stevens
To bring Asian-Pacific American Week to a close here at Marvel.com, we check in once more with writer Greg Pak as he recalls his first encounter with an Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration and some of the works that have made him proud to be part of Marvel's community.
Greg Pak: My first exposure to Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month came in the early 90's when I was at film school at New York University. Purely by chance, I happened to be out on a gorgeous May afternoon walking through Union Square and stumbled across a giant festival packed with a multiracial crowd featuring a preponderance of Asian people. It was the Asian-Pacific American Heritage Festival organized by CAPA [Coalition of Asian-Pacific Americans], and it was awesome. I may be mixing up a
As the years went by, I began to get invitations to screen my own films during Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month to various university and community groups. So I've long been grateful for the opportunity the month provides to get new work in front of fresh audiences. And I'm particularly thrilled that this year we're joining the festivities here at
One of the things that's made me very proud to work at Marvel is the company's long history of publishing work featuring heroes of remarkably diverse backgrounds. I've been lucky enough to work on a few of these classic characters myself: writing the recent WAR MACHINE series starring Jim Rhodes and telling the origin story of German Jewish
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