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Niagara Falls Comic Con's Dinner with Perez

posted by Vu Sleeper

From Vu


NIAGARA FALLS COMIC CON 2019 (7-9 Jun 2019)
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls Comic Con had already announced their "Dinner with Perez" ticket. The $124.95 CAD price includes a three course dinner with appetizer, entree, desert, and a non-alcoholic drink. Three autographs (bring your own books) also included.

Ticket does not include entrance fee to the convention. Limited to 30 tickets.

Amazing Comic Con Aloha to announce "A Special Perez Tribute Package"

posted by Vu Sleeper

From Vu


AMAZING COMIC CON ALOHA 2019 (22-24 Feb 2019)
Honolulu, Hawaii
Amazing Comic Con Aloha announced "A Special Perez Tribute Package", which includes dinner and meet & greet. Details to be announced soon.

Word Balloon with John Siuntres

posted by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


WIZARD WORLD, CHICAGO 2009 (06-09 Aug 2009)
Rosemont, IL

Word Balloon with John Siuntres revisit a George Perez interview from August 2009. Also Brad Meltzer talks about his new book The First Conspiracy.

Neil Gaiman wishing George Perez a great retirement

posted by Vu Nguyen

Neil Gaiman @neilhimself writes:
11:22 AM - 21 Jan 2019


DEATH AND WASP (Jun 2013)
art by George Perez at SUPANOVA 2013 - Sydney
from Matt S
I see that George Perez is retiring. We never got to work together, but I always admired his craft and drawing ability, and, when I met him, what a good guy he was. Have a great retirement, George.


Gladiator's origin

posted by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


GLADIATOR T-SHIRT (1994)
Pacesetter Productions

If you were wondering about the Gladiator T-Shirt in the background of George Perez's 1994 appearance at Heroes Con... it was a character that George created.

The origin of Gladiator is that he was one of the characters in a Nightwing detective story (investigating Batman's death). The story also would introduce a female character called Plague. Her blood would kill a man instantly.

DC rejected the Gladiator pitch, so George took the Gladiator character and Plague character - now renamed Crimson Plague (after a suggestion from his wife) and published the first book on Event Comics in 1997. Crimson Plague was published again under Gorilla Comics, in June 2000.

George said that he lost $5,000 per issue, and financially didn't make sense to continue the book after issue #2. By this time, however, he had signed on to work at CrossGen Comics, and left Gorilla Comics in December 2000.



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HEROES COMIC CONVENTION 1994 (17-19 June 1994)
Charlotte, North Carolina
Emilio Torres Garcia‎ writes:

I wanted to share this photo of George Perez that I took during Heroes Con 1994 in Charlotte, North Carolina. It was the first time that I met him in person. He signed me a copy of Crisis on Infinity Earths #1 that I bought at that same convention and still have.





The 7 most incredible comics George Perez drew for DC and Marvel

posted by Vu Nguyen

From syfy.com, thanks to Terry M
INCREDIBLE HULK: FUTURE IMPERFECT #1 (of 2) (1992)
Marvel Comics

After more than four decades in the comic book business, George Perez, announced his retirement over the weekend. Over the course of his career as one of the industry's most accomplished artists, Perez worked for both DC and Marvel, helping to create some of the most popular maxi-events for both companies including Infinity Gauntlet with Jim Starlin and Crisis on Infinite Earths with Marv Wolfman.

A consummate professional according to his peers, Perez provided art and inks for dozens of creators, setting the mood, providing clean lines and always moving the story forward. Perez may be known best for his attention to detail and love for massive group shots. Just look at the cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1 or Who's Who and you can get a sense of the scale Perez worked in. Flip to any page of Tales of the New Teen Titans or Avengers he worked on and you see that, even down to the backgrounds, Perez took great care in providing as much detail as possible, engrossing and inviting readers into new worlds.

George Perez's New 52 Superman brief run

posted by Vu Nguyen

From Vu


SUPERMAN CELEBRATION (07-10 June 2012)
Metropolis, Illinois
A fan recently asked why George Perez's New 52 Superman run was so short.

I thought everyone knew that George Perez quit/left that title... that's why it was only six issues.

The editors were constantly changing George Perez's story (even though the scripts were approved months prior). It sounded like the book was being written by multiple people and these changes forced George to re-write storyline based on the previous changes, etc.

Here is an excerpt about 2012's appearance at the Superman Celebration in Metropolis, Illinois, via bleedingcool.com:

"Unfortunately when you are writing major characters, you sometimes have to make a lot of compromises and I was made certain promises, and unfortunately not through any fault of Dan DiDio, he was no longer the last word, lot of people making decisions, going against each other, contradicting, again in mid story. The people who love my Superman arc, I thank you. What you read, I don’t know. After I wrote it… I told them here’s my script, if you change it, that’s your prerogative, don’t tell me. Don’t ask me to edit it, don’t ask me to correct it, I don’t want to change something that you’re going to change again if you disagree. No no, Superman is a big character, I was flattered by the responsibility, but I thought this was getting a little tough.

I didn’t mind the changes in Superman, I just wish it was the same decision issue 1 or issue 2, and I had to kept rewriting things because another person changed their mind, and that was a lot tougher, it wasn't the same as doing Wonder Woman, I was given a full year to get Wonder Woman established before enfolded into the DC Universe properly, I had a wonderful editor Karen Berger who ran shotgun for me. They wanted me to recreate what I did through Wonder Woman, but it’s not the same age, not the same atmosphere, I couldn’t do it any more, and the writer who replaced me, Keith Giffen, was very nice. I’ve known Keith since we both started in the industry, he called me up when they asked him to do Superman to make sure I wasn’t being fired off Superman. And regrettable I did have to tell him I can’t wait to get off Superman. It was not the experience I wanted it to be."

Marvel Masterworks: Avengers Vol 19 coming out April 10, 2019

posted Jan 20, 2019, 11:03 PM by Vu Sleeper

From previewsworld.com


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 19
(10 Apr 2019)
Marvel Comics
MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 19 MARVEL COMICS MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 19
OCT181009
(W) David Michelinie, Steven Grant, More (A) George Perez, More (A/CA) John Byrne

Who knew the fight of the Avengers' lives would be in the courtroom? Henry Peter Gyrich has his sights set on stripping Earth's Mightiest Heroes of their charter - but when the Grey Gargoyle crashes the hearing, the only motion is to Assemble! Then, the action moves to Pittsburgh before a new nemesis arrives in the form of...the Taskmaster! In his first appearance, the villain who can replicate any hero's actions battles the Avengers, Yellowjacket, the Wasp - and Scott Lang, the all-new Ant-Man! On the way to its milestone 200th issue, the team encounters the towering robot Red Ronin and unites against Ultron in an all-time classic! Also featuring a Wonder Man solo tale, a rare Vision story and an action-packed adventure starring - Jarvis?!

Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #189-202, MARVEL PREMIERE #55 and TALES TO ASTONISH (1979) #12.

Rated T
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $75.00


MARVEL MASTERWORKS: THE AVENGERS VOL. 19
(10 Apr 2019)
Marvel Comics
MMW AVENGERS HC VOL 19 DM VAR ED 273
OCT181010
(W) David Michelinie, Steven Grant, More (A) George Perez, More (A/CA) John Byrne

Who knew the fight of the Avengers' lives would be in the courtroom? Henry Peter Gyrich has his sights set on stripping Earth's Mightiest Heroes of their charter - but when the Grey Gargoyle crashes the hearing, the only motion is to Assemble! Then, the action moves to Pittsburgh before a new nemesis arrives in the form of...the Taskmaster! In his first appearance, the villain who can replicate any hero's actions battles the Avengers, Yellowjacket, the Wasp - and Scott Lang, the all-new Ant-Man! On the way to its milestone 200th issue, the team encounters the towering robot Red Ronin and unites against Ultron in an all-time classic! Also featuring a Wonder Man solo tale, a rare Vision story and an action-packed adventure starring - Jarvis?! Collecting AVENGERS (1963) #189-202, MARVEL PREMIERE #55 and TALES TO ASTONISH (1979) #12.

Rated T
In Shops: Apr 10, 2019
SRP: $75.00

Final Crisis 10th Anniversary Omnibus coming out January 23, 2019

posted Jan 20, 2019, 9:55 PM by Vu Sleeper

From previewsworld.com


FINAL CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OMNIBUS HC (23 Jan 2019)
DC Comics
FINAL CRISIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY OMNIBUS HC (MAR180342)
JAN190673
(W) Grant Morrison, Geoff Johns, Greg Rucka, Others (A) Carlos Pacheco, Doug Mahnke, George Perez, Scott Kolins, Philip Tan, Others (A/CA) J. G. Jones

The event that asked, "What happens when evil wins?" is collected in an omnibus edition that features every tie-in miniseries and chapter, as Superman, Batman and the Justice League must face this reality when Darkseid and his followers win the war between light and dark! Includes BATMAN #676-683 and #701-702, BIRDS OF PREY #118, DC UNIVERSE #0, DC UNIVERSE: THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT #1, FINAL CRISIS #1-7, FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS #1-5, FINAL CRISIS: REQUIEM #1, FINAL CRISIS: RESIST #1, FINAL CRISIS: REVELATIONS #1-5, FINAL CRISIS: ROGUES' REVENGE #1-3, FINAL CRISIS SECRET FILES #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUBMIT #1, FINAL CRISIS: SUPERMAN BEYOND #1-2, THE FLASH #240-241, TEEN TITANS #59-60, TERROR TITANS #1-6, JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA #21 and SUPERMAN/BATMAN #76
In Shops: Jan 23, 2019
SRP: $150.00

Get Art of Atari in the new Dynamite Comics Humble Bundle at the $18 level

posted Jan 20, 2019, 1:05 PM by Vu Sleeper

Leslie S writes:


ART OF ATARI (Hardcover) (25 Oct 2016)
Dynamite Entertainment
Humble Bundle has the Art of Atari in their Dynamite Comics bundle. $18 level. There is at least one George Perez painting in there.

www.humblebundle.com

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