George Pérez

George Pérez is a comic book writer and artist, best known for his work on popular titles such as The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Crisis on Infinite Earths. Pérez’s career in comics began in the 1970s, where he quickly gained attention for his detailed and dynamic artwork.

One of Pérez’s most iconic works is his run on The Avengers, which began in the late 1970s. Pérez’s work on the series helped to define the superhero team book genre, with his intricate artwork and focus on character relationships. His work on the title is considered a classic among comic book fans and has been collected in several trade paperback editions.

Pérez’s other major contribution to comics is his work on the DC Comics crossover event, Crisis on Infinite Earths. The 12-issue series was a massive undertaking, featuring dozens of characters from across the DC Universe. Pérez’s artwork helped to bring the sprawling story to life, with his detailed panels and dynamic action sequences. The series has since become a cornerstone of the DC Comics universe and has been collected in multiple editions.

Some of his most collected comic books include:

  1. Crisis on Infinite Earths #1-12: This series, published by DC Comics in 1985, was a major crossover event that redefined the entire DC Universe. Perez’s artwork on this series is considered some of his best, and helped to establish him as one of the top artists in the industry.
  2. The New Teen Titans #1-40: Perez teamed up with writer Marv Wolfman on this series, which introduced a new generation of teen superheroes to the DC Universe. Perez’s detailed artwork and dynamic storytelling helped to make this one of the most popular comics of the 1980s.
  3. Avengers #141-144, #147-149: Perez worked on this series in the mid-1970s, creating some memorable stories featuring classic Avengers characters like Captain America, Thor, and Iron Man.
  4. Wonder Woman (vol. 2) #1-62: In 1987, Perez took over as writer and artist on this series, helping to revitalize the character for a new generation. His work on this series was characterized by intricate details, dynamic action scenes, and a strong sense of storytelling.
  5. JLA/Avengers #1-4: In this crossover event between Marvel and DC Comics, Perez brought together two of the most iconic superhero teams of all time. The series was highly anticipated by fans and featured some of the most impressive artwork of Perez’s career.

In addition to his work on superhero titles, Pérez has also created his own original works, including the series Sirens and Crimson Plague.

George Perez, passed away on December 31, 2021. Perez had been battling pancreatic cancer for several years and announced his retirement from the comic book industry in 2019. He will be deeply missed by fans and colleagues alike.

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