Sunday, November 01, 2009

MAKING A MARK: GEORGE PÉREZ

Often touted as one of the nicest guys in the industry, the legendary pencils of George Pérez have detailed almost literally, every character in comics. With his clean art style and unmatched versatility leading to career defining runs on THE NEW TEEN TITANS, CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS, SUPERMAN and WONDER WOMAN, Pérez was a key artistic force in the 'DC Boom' of the 80's.

Still at the head of the game today, this Puerto Rican artists page layouts and covers always go the extra mile in terms of design and conveying emotion. His trademark, having a separate smaller panels for every characters reaction to key events, came in handy when he pencilled the ultimate DC/Marvel crossover JLA/AVENGERS.

IF I WAS E.I.C HE WOULD WORK ON: THE VISION One of the most overlooked and interesting Marvel characters, no one has nailed The Vision artistically like George Perez. Add in the his dysfunctional family, Ultron, Giant-Man, and the Scarlet Witch and you've got one hit self-titled series ready and wired to go.

GET HIS BEST: Georges 80's relaunch of WONDER WOMAN is outstanding stuff, and for the best of 'earths mightiest' see his second run on the AVENGERS with Kurt Busiek. For a shorter shot of his artistic brilliance grab the mini that's as cool as it's title; CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS.

RIGHT NOW HE IS: With 2010 an anniversary year for the Teen Titans, DC is looking at a 'number of projects' for George, including the long awaited graphic novel: NEW TEEN TITANS: GAMES, reuniting him with writer Marv Wolfman.

2 comments:

  1. I met GP at a con once, and he was soooo nice to me, it made me feel even better that I worship(ped) his work!

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  2. That would be awesome Rob.. wow. I don't know what I would say!

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