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Mech Cadets #2 (of 6)

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Based on 4 critic ratings.

The cadets don’t know what’s in store for them when they discover a Sharg prison!

But solemnity strikes as the battles rage and our heroes and even their Robos have tragedy in store.

And as all feels hopeless, Hero Force Two comes under attack, and an unexpected ally will make the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good…

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30 pages
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4 Critic Ratings & Reviews from:
  • 100


    Mech Cadets #2 is fantastic, and if you haven’t picked it up yet, you really should. This series is a standout of the Mecha genre, and this issue is quite possibly the best so far between Mech Cadet Yu and Mech Cadets. This is an easy “buy this if you only buy one comic this week” for me, and I think anyone else that reads it would agree.
  • 95

    The Comicbook Dispatch

    Packed with revelations about the alien race that built the giant robots, the surprising powers of Olivia Park’s Earth-built robot, and reflections on world history, Mech Cadets #2 mixes the search for the truth with fear of the unknown to deliver an action-packed robots-versus-aliens space opera.
  • 90

    Nerd Initiative

    Issue 2 is a very strong issue in this run. The art and writing talent are on full display which encaptures our imagination instantly. It’s a fun story for both kids and adults alike and if you are a science fiction fan at all then there is no reason this is not on your comic pull list each week.
  • 80

    Fans of old school Green Lantern comics will likely appreciate Mech Cadets #2, in which the main cast becomes a small group who find themselves pitted against the world—including their own chain of command—in order to do the right thing and leave no man (or adorable alien) behind. As always, Tak Miyazawa's visual storytelling and expressive body language is key to selling the issue, which is pretty action heavy (especially in the first half), which means lots of eyeless aliens and expressionless robots. Greg Pak's ear for dialogue is key to keeping the story moving by differentiating the voices of the large cast – something especially important in an installment like this one, where there's a lot of exposition to dump, and you have to keep that compelling. It also ends on a cliffhanger that relies on the emotional investment of the reader, so all that character work from the first two issues is key in sending the audience into issue #3 with a sense of the stakes.

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About the Author: Greg Pak

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. In 2019, Pak began writing Star Wars comics for Marvel.

Early life

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 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.

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

Personal life

Pak is married to Japanese filmmaker Keiko Ibi.

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