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(Comic Book)   George Perez draws... his final breath   (comicbook.com) divider line
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2022-05-07 4:28:03 PM  
My favorite page ever drawn.  Thanos' grim determination.  Mephisto, of all beings in the universe, bearing witness and thinking, "Holy shiat.  This f*cking guy's really going to do it!"  Thanos', "Check this shiat out." grin.  All set against a backdrop I can only describe as Jack Kirby meets Bill Watterson.  Thanks George.

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2022-05-07 4:38:58 PM  
Superfark cancer
 
2022-05-07 4:51:34 PM  
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2022-05-07 5:53:07 PM  
I was able to meet him at a comic book store signing event around 1990. I have a signed copy of Wonder Woman #1. He always had a distinctive artistic style that I think everyone respected. He'll be missed.
 
2022-05-07 5:54:19 PM  
I'm not gonna be the one that starts off the RIP memestorm, but I truly had someone else in mind before I opened the link/thread.
 
2022-05-07 6:40:35 PM  
Just in time for Free Comic Book (artist) Day

RIP George.
 
2022-05-07 6:52:38 PM  
The man was so damned talented.  Every time I see one of his big group pictures I'm just in complete awe.
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2022-05-07 7:28:51 PM  
One of the greats...

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2022-05-07 7:40:58 PM  
Perez was one of those artists who you remember as drawing more stuff than he actually did. He had such a strong influence on the industry that other artists used his techniques. Sorry he's gone.
 
2022-05-07 8:01:32 PM  
A huge, huge loss, especially coming so quickly after losing Neal Adams.

I loved Perez's work on Crisis on Infinite Earths, of course, but I will always think first of his work on The New Teen Titans. He created or co-created so many iconic characters, many of whom (Lyla/Harbinger, Pariah, Brother Blood, Vigilante, et al.) have gone on to feature prominently in the Arrowverse.

He designed Deathstroke, without whom (among many other things) there'd be no Deadpool.

And he turned Robin into Nightwing and somehow made his original "disco" look seem cool.

Here's just a small sampling of why he was among the very best:

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2022-05-07 8:16:21 PM  
I met him at his table at a convention 5 or so years ago. He was taking quite a bit of time for fans asking for quick custom drawings or with a stack to sign. Which was cool, because he was chatting the whole time too, answering questions & telling stories. So the wait near the front of the line was more like getting into a super exclusive panel session that I'd have waited an hour for itself.

Obviously a great & very influential artist, but he sure seemed like a good guy too.
 
2022-05-07 8:23:48 PM  

hebrides: A huge, huge loss, especially coming so quickly after losing Neal Adams.

I loved Perez's work on Crisis on Infinite Earths, of course, but I will always think first of his work on The New Teen Titans. He created or co-created so many iconic characters, many of whom (Lyla/Harbinger, Pariah, Brother Blood, Vigilante, et al.) have gone on to feature prominently in the Arrowverse.

He designed Deathstroke, without whom (among many other things) there'd be no Deadpool.

And he turned Robin into Nightwing and somehow made his original "disco" look seem cool.

Here's just a small sampling of why he was among the very best:

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The entire Judas Contact story was incredible back in the day. Still one of the favorite graphic novels
 
2022-05-07 9:14:06 PM  

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2022-05-07 9:30:35 PM  
Shame. Not a comics person myself but plenty of friends have been posting about it and saying how all their meetings with him at conventions were awesome.
 
2022-05-07 10:19:48 PM  
As a die-hard Marvel fan growing up, it was Pérez's run on Avengers that got me to even look at anything DC.

His work on New Teen Titans and Wonder Woman somehow led me to Alan Moore's run on Swamp Thing when I wanted to see what else DC had to offer.

And of course Crisis on Infinite Earths was incredible. No one draws huge crowds is superheroes as he did. And somewhere out there on the net is a pencil drawing he did of a naked Starfire in bed with Robin who is unbuttoning his shirt. My boss at a comic store had a copy of that in the back office.

Pérez was a true master artist of the genre and by all accounts and even better person.

Rest In Peace, George.
 
2022-05-07 10:45:22 PM  
In the final page of Avengers #55, Marvel has elected to elevate George Perez to the rank of honorary Avenger.

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2022-05-07 10:57:25 PM  

Nick el Ass: clintster: [Fark user image 398x625]
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Thanks for posting that. I know George got requests at plenty of cons to recreate the iconic pose with various Supergirl cosplayers, and I know he did at least one pic like this one. Unfortunately my Google-fu wasn't strong enough to find any of those pics.
 
2022-05-07 11:07:57 PM  
Tremendous talent, RIP
 
2022-05-07 11:10:11 PM  
fark.

Neal Adams, George Perez... John Byrne better watch out.
 
2022-05-07 11:13:52 PM  

clintster: Nick el Ass: clintster: [Fark user image 398x625]
Oblig

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Thanks for posting that. I know George got requests at plenty of cons to recreate the iconic pose with various Supergirl cosplayers, and I know he did at least one pic like this one. Unfortunately my Google-fu wasn't strong enough to find any of those pics.


I could only find that one, and one of him holding Supergirl... but I did randomly find another shot of him in a giant group pic at a convention. George from everything I have seen and/or read was a class act until the very end. 

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2022-05-07 11:18:29 PM  

GypsyJoker: fark.

Neal Adams, George Perez... John Byrne better watch out.


Byrne has nothing to worry about, Adams and Perez were class acts and never lost their touch (Neal was never a great writer, but his art was always solid)

Byrne, not so much.
 
2022-05-07 11:20:19 PM  

houstondragon: hebrides: A huge, huge loss, especially coming so quickly after losing Neal Adams.

I loved Perez's work on Crisis on Infinite Earths, of course, but I will always think first of his work on The New Teen Titans. He created or co-created so many iconic characters, many of whom (Lyla/Harbinger, Pariah, Brother Blood, Vigilante, et al.) have gone on to feature prominently in the Arrowverse.

He designed Deathstroke, without whom (among many other things) there'd be no Deadpool.

And he turned Robin into Nightwing and somehow made his original "disco" look seem cool.

Here's just a small sampling of why he was among the very best:

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The entire Judas Contact story was incredible back in the day. Still one of the favorite graphic novels


Sadly had the ick factor of a 50 year old guy banging a 14 year old girl.
 
2022-05-07 11:23:15 PM  

GypsyJoker: fark.

Neal Adams, George Perez... John Byrne better watch out.


Dark Phoenix run and his work on West Coast Avengers were the best.
 
2022-05-07 11:23:23 PM  

minnesotaboy: One of the greats...

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George's run actually finally gave Wonder Woman a proper focus. While she was an A lister in name recognition, George's rum made her a legendary iconic character.
 
2022-05-08 12:45:22 AM  

Darth_Lukecash: GypsyJoker: fark.

Neal Adams, George Perez... John Byrne better watch out.

Byrne has nothing to worry about, Adams and Perez were class acts and never lost their touch (Neal was never a great writer, but his art was always solid)

Byrne, not so much.


Neal's art was solid? Dude's a Mt Rushmore of comics art dude. I think you can give him better than' solid'.
 
2022-05-08 3:58:47 AM  
Man, I thought losing Adams was as bad as this week was going to get.
Losing George, tho? Goddammit. Two of the most influential artists of, hell, the last 4 decades gone.
Luckily, I've got my autographed issue of Sachs and Violens #2, and I got to watch the Marv and George episode of TTG on Thursday.
But still, man, the most influential comic artist in my 48 years has passed, and the creative world as a whole is a lesser place for it.
 
2022-05-08 5:18:00 AM  

Nick el Ass: clintster: Nick el Ass: clintster: [Fark user image 398x625]
Oblig

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Thanks for posting that. I know George got requests at plenty of cons to recreate the iconic pose with various Supergirl cosplayers, and I know he did at least one pic like this one. Unfortunately my Google-fu wasn't strong enough to find any of those pics.

I could only find that one, and one of him holding Supergirl... but I did randomly find another shot of him in a giant group pic at a convention. George from everything I have seen and/or read was a class act until the very end.

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I was at that photo shoot, cosplaying as Mr. Miracle, so I was probably just out of frame next to Highfather there.

George was a hoot at conventions and photoshoots. Many of us looked at him like he was a rock star, but he was always humble and gracious.
 
2022-05-08 5:55:29 AM  

GypsyJoker: fark.

Neal Adams, George Perez... John Byrne better watch out.


John Romita Sr.
Mike Zeck
Bob Layton
Walter & Louise Simonson
Bill Sienkiewicz
Brian Bolland
Jim Steranko
 
2022-05-08 6:15:29 AM  
My first comic I ever bought by myself was New Teen Titans #10. His artwork was one of the reasons I got into comics and Have loved them for 40 years now. You will be missed, George.
 
2022-05-08 7:13:51 AM  

Russell_Secord: Perez was one of those artists who you remember as drawing more stuff than he actually did. He had such a strong influence on the industry that other artists used his techniques. Sorry he's gone.


I loved his run on FF, purchased most of it on the newsstand back in the day. Was surprised to see his actual issue count recently, was not as much as I recalled. It was great, though.
 
2022-05-08 7:58:07 AM  
Bought a Batman trade paperback with Neal Adams artwork.  THAT is the Batman from my youth and my ideal Bats.

Byrne strikes me as a bit of an ass, but he's been a favorite of mine since the 80's.  Used to buy anything he created, his FF run was superb.

Perez was just amazing.  Crisis and TT were incredible.
 
2022-05-08 8:01:47 AM  
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2022-05-08 8:14:41 AM  
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It's kind of hard to not having his passing affect me.
I guess I'll traipse down to comic book today
store for emotional support.
/and depressed overspending
 
2022-05-08 8:43:14 AM  
RIP
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2022-05-08 9:26:41 AM  
Rip
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2022-05-08 12:34:07 PM  

houstondragon: hebrides: A huge, huge loss, especially coming so quickly after losing Neal Adams.

I loved Perez's work on Crisis on Infinite Earths, of course, but I will always think first of his work on The New Teen Titans. He created or co-created so many iconic characters, many of whom (Lyla/Harbinger, Pariah, Brother Blood, Vigilante, et al.) have gone on to feature prominently in the Arrowverse.

He designed Deathstroke, without whom (among many other things) there'd be no Deadpool.

And he turned Robin into Nightwing and somehow made his original "disco" look seem cool.

Here's just a small sampling of why he was among the very best:

[Fark user image image 850x1260]


[Fark user image image 850x1268]

[Fark user image image 850x1286]

[Fark user image image 850x1271]

The entire Judas Contact story was incredible back in the day. Still one of the favorite graphic novels


What has disappointed me the most about The Judas Contract is the adaptations. They pull all the punches of the original storyline because "it's not suitable for children" which turns it into just another hero being tricked into villainy story which has been done hundreds of times.  The reality is that it's probably the darkest most adult story ever done in mainstream comics.
 
2022-05-08 7:01:41 PM  
I dance with his wife, and he was a good friend. He was legendary in his love for Carol, and would always be in the front row cheering her on. We lost a beautiful man this week.

I have a CSB of the time we met but I'm having trouble typing through the tears. It was funny, I promise.
 
2022-05-09 7:08:55 AM  
I loved the very-meta fact that he and Wolfman played themselves on Teen Titans Go

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