News

George Perez Website ( george-perez.net )

Frequently asked question:
  • George is no longer able to offer the quick head sketches. Autographs and photos are free. Read more details at Commission Prices
  • George Perez is basically retired, suffers from tendinitis on his drawing hands and undergoing ongoing vision treatments for his left eye.
This website was made possible by George Perez, Ilke Hincer, Tony Lorenz, and Doug & Sheila

PAYPAL DONATION to sleeper101@hotmail.com 

News/tips/questions, please direct to Vu at vu(a)weheartmusic.com or use the contact form.

                                                

Infinity Gauntlet TP is #2 on July's Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels

posted Aug 12, 2018, 7:05 PM by Vu Nguyen

From previewsworld.com


INFINITY GAUNTLET TPB (1992) (Aug 1992)
Marvel Comics
Exclusive: July's Top 100 Best-Selling Graphic Novels
Aug 12, 2018


Focusing on the aftermath of Bruce Wayne and Selina Kyle's engagement, Tom King and Mikel Janin's Batman Volume 6: Bride or Burglar? from DC Entertainment was July's best-selling graphic novel.

Marvel Comics had seven titles in the top ten, with Jim Starlin, George Perez, and Ron Lim's The Infinity Gauntlet as their top book at #2. Also in the top ten were Venomized, a collection of the Cullen Bunn, Iban Coello, and Kevin Libranda mini-series, at #3; Star Wars: Doctor Aphra Volume 3: Remastered at #4; Chip Zdarsky, Jim Cheung, and Valerio Schiti's Marvel Two-in-One Volume 1: The Fate of the Four at #5; Ms. Marvel Volume 9: Teenage Wasteland at #8; Wolverine: Old Man Logan Volume 7: Scarlet Samurai at #9; and Rocket Raccoon and Groot: The Complete Collection at #10.

VIZ Media had two titles in the top ten — One-Punch Man Volume 14 at #6 and Dragon Ball Super Volume 3 at #7.

TOP 100 GRAPHIC NOVELS
Based on Total Unit Sales of Products Invoiced in July 2018

RANK DESCRIPTION PRICE ITEM CODE VENDOR

1 BATMAN TP VOL 06 BRIDE OR BURGLAR $16.99 APR180261 DC ENTERTAINMENT
2 INFINITY GAUNTLET TP $24.99 JUL110745 MARVEL COMICS
3 VENOMIZED TP $17.99 MAY180963 MARVEL COMICS

Update (08/12/2018)

posted Aug 12, 2018, 6:33 PM by Vu Nguyen


SUPERMAN #88 (Spain) (Feb 1991)
Zinco

SUPER-HOMEM #95 (Brazil) (May 1992)
Abril

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #1 (UK) (24 Apr 1993)
Fleetway

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #3 (UK) (22 May 1993)
Fleetway

ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN #4 (UK) (05 Jun 1993)
Fleetway

STARFIRE (08 May 1998)
art by Perez
from mzihia

THE NEW TEEN TITANS #1 (Oct 1982)
Tor Books

Disney's Newsies: The Musical (​September 7th - September 30th, 2018) art for Moonlight Players Theatre

posted Aug 11, 2018, 6:14 PM by Vu Nguyen

From moonlightplayers.com


DISNEY'S NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL (07 Sep - 30 Sep 2018)
Moonlight Warehouse Theatre
DISNEY'S NEWSIES: THE MUSICAL
​September 7th - September 30th, 2018
Newsies The Musical is a musical based on the 1992 film Newsies, which in turn was inspired by the real-life Newsboys Strike of 1899 in New York City. The show has music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and a book by Harvey Fierstein.

R.I.P. John Blair Moore

posted Aug 7, 2018, 8:37 PM by Vu Nguyen

From Vu

American comic book writer and artist John Blair Moore has passed away on August 5, 2018, at the age of 70. Although Wikipedia said he was best known for Invaders from Home (1990 by Piranha Press), I feel people might actually know him from his work with Disney Comics for Darkwing Duck and other characters in the Disney franchise.

Masquerade Costume Contest at Minnesota Fan Fusion, Rivercentre (04 Aug 2018)

posted Aug 7, 2018, 6:17 AM by Vu Nguyen

Masquerade Costume Contest at Minnesota Fan Fusion, Rivercentre (04 Aug 2018)


Read More
Minnesota Fan Fest
Minnesota Fan Fusion (previously known as Minnesota Fan Fest) is coming up on August 3-5, 2018. The event is, once again, held at the Rivercentre in downtown St. Paul. Everything is an upgrade ...

The big Saturday show of Minnesota Fan Fusion wrapped up yesterday with Masquerade Costume Contest organized by Best 3some Ever (a comedy podcast trio, featuring Nick, Robb, and Kevin).

Unlike last year’s Costume Contest at MN Fan Fest, this year had more contestants and a nice catwalk stage (which was a big improvement over Wizard World’s Costume Contest).

Some contestants strut their stuff, others quickly walk on and off. Don’t be nervous, it’s your chance to shine! Just a for any contestants, please strike a pose for about 30 seconds before turning and walking back. Some did a funky dance, some did what looks like a bad Fortnight dance, but it was all in good fun.

While the judges gave out points and made decisions, B3E entertained the audience with jokes and trivia. They didn’t interview the contestants, which is something that Wizard World did to buy some time.

I did agree with the first place winner (a themed group of Thor: Ragnarok), but it was somewhat unfair. Group cosplayers should have a different award category. If they had broken the awards out to two categories, then the Borderlands duo (Moxxi and Zer0) would probably be second place and Final Fantasy XV would have landed third. Maybe they take this suggestion into consideration and bring more random awards next time.

Personally speaking, I would’ve ranked The Rocketeer a lot higher, given the loving recreation of Dave Steven’s look and additional smoking/light-up backpack. Award for the most obscure reference is that lady from My Little Pony’s some episode featuring Fluttershy. What? No one would know what character that is except for some Bronies.

Winners of this year’s contest were:

Third Place: Freddy Fazbear from Five Nights at Freddy's
Second Place: Diablo III
First Place: Thor: Ragnarok

More photos soon in our writeup later (these are some selected photos I was able to dump). In the meantime, today is the last day for MN Fan Fusion. Sunday is usually the best day for shopping around, if you’re interested in picking up merchandises.

Thor: Ragnarok with Leeloo (did not compete) Thor: Ragnarok Thor: Ragnarok Final Fantasy XV Professor Genki (Saints Row) and She-Ra
Wolverine (did not compete) with Borderlands’ Moxxi and Zer0). Firestorm Nightcrawler Splatoon Freddy Fazbear (Five Nights at Freddy's)
Ant-Man Diablo III She-Ra Professor Genki (Saints Row) Minerva McGonagall (Harry Potter)

Masquerade Costume Contest group shot

Photos: Minnesota Fan Fusion at Rivercenter, St Paul (03 Aug 2018)

posted Aug 7, 2018, 6:16 AM by Vu Nguyen

Photos: Minnesota Fan Fusion at Rivercenter, St Paul (03 Aug 2018)


Read More
Minnesota Fan Fest
Minnesota Fan Fusion (previously known as Minnesota Fan Fest) is coming up on August 3-5, 2018. The event is, once again, held at the Rivercentre in downtown St. Paul. Everything is an upgrade from last year ...

Here are some photos from day one of Minnesota Fan Fusion.

TV & FILM
  • Dan Fogler
  • Danielle Panabaker
  • John Rhys-Davies
  • Laurie Holden
  • Ray Park
  • Summer Glau


  • AUTHORS
  • Andrew DeYoung
  • Brian Farrey
  • H.M. Bouwman
  • J.M. Lee
  • S.A. Bodeen
  • Sarah Ahiers


  • COSPLAYERS
  • AvantGeek
  • Kristen Lanae


  • COMICS & ARTISTS
  • Andy Kuhn
  • Barry Kitson
  • Brian & Kristy Miller
  • Chris Allo
  • Christopher Priest
  • Dan Jurgens
  • Dave Wheeler
  • Don Rosa
  • Gordon Purcell
  • Greg Land
  • Howard Chaykin
  • J.N. Monk
  • Jae Lee
  • Kevin Nowlan
  • Lee and Ty Blauersouth
  • Megan Sloane
  • Peter David
  • Rick Leonardi
  • Theo Nicole Lorenz
  • Z. Akhmetova


  • Nightwing(s) Lord of the Ring Loki Dan Jurgens Robin
    Hi-Fi Colors Howard Chaykin Indiana Jones Jae Lee Kevin Nowlan
    Animal Black Canary Barry Kitson Christopher Priest Don Rosa
    Asajj Ventress Captain America Velma Star Wars Daredevil and Spider-Man
    Peter David Star Wars Darth Vader Andy Kuhn Yu-Gi-Oh
    Harry Potter Harley Quinn Greg Land Gordon Purcell Fallout (with Nuka Cola Girl)

    Fallout


    vu (vu@weheartmusic.com) weheartmusic.com twitter.com/weheartmusic

    Quartz thinks American comics are sexist

    posted Aug 6, 2018, 6:21 PM by Vu Nguyen

    From Vu

    There is an article on Quartz India about how sexist John Byrne's She-Hulk covers are. Personally, I saw nothing wrong with the covers. I feel like this young artist Shreya Arora (and article) is attacking American comics without really understanding the comic book culture. For a long time (and probably still going on), it's a boy's club when it comes to popular superhero comics. If that's not your thing, there are a million other comic book styles and stories to fit everyone's needs, you don't have to read superhero comics.

    For the record, that She-Hulk with the Beach Ball cover is actually a joke about the infamous Demi Moore's pregnancy Vanity Fair cover, and has nothing to do with trying to be sexist.

    Check out "More Demi Moores" here flickr.com

    DC Nation #3 features interview with Christopher Priest on Deathstroke: Asylum

    posted Aug 2, 2018, 5:47 PM by Vu Nguyen

    From Vu

    In the new DC Nation #3 (01 Aug 2018), there is a one page interview with writer Christopher Priest about his "Deathstroke: Asylum" story arc in October 2018.

    One of the item he made clear was that he wanted to portray Deathstroke as "just a working stiff", as how Marv Wolfman intended for the character... ending with "I think he [Wolfman] saw Slade as a dark side of Batman."

    DC Nation #3 is free at your local comic book store, or free digital on https://amzn.to/2AxlKie

    Also, just a reminder that you can get your Deathstroke comics signed by Priest at MN Fan Fusion, starting tomorrow through Sunday (Aug 3-5). Details at minnesotafanfusion.com

    Thanos Legacy #1 to include two George Perez cover variants

    posted Jul 31, 2018, 5:34 AM by Vu Nguyen

    From comiclist.com, thanks to Ilke

    Thanos Legacy #1 will now include two George Perez covers. These will likely be old fan commissions, as previously seen with Infinity Wars: Prime #1 George Perez variant.  The comic book arrives September 5th.

    Thanos Legacy #1 (Cover A Geoff Shaw)
    Thanos Legacy #1 (Cover B Ron Lim)
    Thanos Legacy #1 (Cover C Stonehouse)
    Thanos Legacy #1 (Cover D Esad Ribic)
    Thanos Legacy #1 (Cover E Dave Johnson Cosmic Ghost Rider Vs Variant)
    Thanos Legacy #1 (Cover F George Perez)
    Thanos Legacy #1 (Cover G George Perez Virgin Variant)


    MN Toy Posse Summerville Swap at Event Horizon, Minneapolis (29 Jul 2018)

    posted Jul 29, 2018, 11:12 PM by Vu Nguyen

    MN Toy Posse Summerville Swap Flyer

    Read More
    Minnesota Fan Fusion
    Minnesota Fan Fusion (previously known as Minnesota Fan Fest) is coming up on August 3-5, 2018. The event is, once again, held at the Rivercentre in downtown St. Paul. Everything is an upgrade ...

    If you’re looking for a small toy convention or meet/trade toy collectors, check out the Minnesota Toy Posse shows (organized by Dave Wheeler and Mark Seekamp). We attended the MN Toy Posse Summerville Swap at Event Horizon in Minneapolis earlier today (Sunday, July 29), and it was a well-attended show, thanks to its free entry and local fanbase. As I’ve previously mentioned, I feel like these type of dealer shows should be free, like going to a yard sale or estate sale (unlike some other local shows like Blizzard World Minneapolis which charges an admission for entry).

    Off hand, I heard it was cheap ($20) to get a table at the show. There were about 40 tables at the show, most of them in the main room, while about six sellers (I say sellers since it seems like some people had multiple tables to themselves) were in the two smaller adjacent rooms. Since it was cheap to get a table, they did pass on the savings on to the buyers. Prices were all really reasonable. For example, the harder to find Thanos (Walmart Exclusive) were sold between $25 or $30, which is only slightly above retail.

    While some sellers were seasoned pros, most were just ordinary collectors who had excess/extra items they wanted to get rid of. A few times I had to hunt down the dealers (they were usually shopping at other tables) to give them money. Everyone was really nice and friendly.

    The next big show I am attending will be MN Fan Fusion, taking place August 3-5, 2018. This is not a free show, it is about $20-$30, but what you get are some out of town guests and a much larger space (plus panels and other activities). If you’re looking for toys, based on my attendance last year, I can tell you that some dealers will have action figures there.

    Note: Dave Wheeler, co-founder of Mind Wave Comics, will be a guest at MN Fan Fusion (as previously mentioned here).


    MN Toy Posse Summerville Swap at Event Horizon, Minneapolis (29 Jul 2018)

    1-10 of 4332

    Comments