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The story behind the Rich Buckler/George Perez 2014 Team-Up

posted May 21, 2017, 9:17 AM by Vu Nguyen

D D writes:


ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON 2014 (11-12 Jan 2014)
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Sad day yesterday (20-May-2017). We lost a legendary comic artist. When I had an opportunity to meet Rich Buckler for the first time at the 2014 ACC, I knew I had to get a commission from him. So I contacted him prior to the show, and arranged 2 commissions. One was the penciled Joker which I have already posted in my Joker gallery, and the second was this one.

The concept for this commission was that, George Perez (one of my all-time favorite artists) was going to be in attendance at the 2014 ACC also. I knew that George was mentored by Rich when George first entered the business. So, I need a jam that would pull the artists together. Nothing says partnership more than Superman and Batman...The World's Finest. I explained to Rich in detail what I wanted, and how I wanted the characters posed. When I arrived to the show, Rich had his Batman competed. Throughout the show, when I was walking by, he would keep asking me to see it, and he kept touching it up. When I picked it from Rich, it was n Friday night. Friday night was vendor night, and most artists were not going to be in attendance until Saturday and Sunday. Rich got into the show Friday night, with just a couple of hours left. I told him who I was, so I could pick up my commissions. He had to run to the restroom, so he asked me if I would watch his table for a few minutes. Upon his return, I sat with him for about an hour, and we talked. He signed other items I had brought with me. He was just absolutely a nice guy!

Fast forward to next day, Saturday. I needed to get George Perez to do Superman, knowing that he usually only does the quick head sketches (which I will posting many many of in the upcoming months). When I reached my turn in line for George, I showed George what I wanted and explained to George why I wanted it. He was hesitant at first, but agreed for a reasonable fee above his normal fee. The reason George agreed to do it, was because Rich had outlined in pencil the Superman pose. George just had to fill in the blank, so to speak. I was in heaven after I obtained Superman from George!

Towards the end of the show on Saturday, I was at getting another sketch from George (actually the last sketch of the day since the show was closing), and who should be waking by...Rich Buckler. The 3 of us were chatting, and George completed my sketch. I asked if I could get a picture of the 2 of them posing the same way as Superman and Batman. Almost in unison, they both said "ABSOLUTELY!" George was in great spirits, and got into Superman serious mode for the picture. Of all the shows I have attended, none have ended on a more perfect note than this.

Sorry for the lengthy description, but I feel Rich Buckler deserves the recognition for making this sketch possible and turning a fan's show experience into one of his most memorable show moments! Thank you George and Rich! And Rich, forever may you Rest In Peace!

My only regret at this show, was not getting a picture with both of them :-(
  • Photo 1: Rich completed Batman (Pre-Superman being added).
  • Photo 2. George adding Superman!
  • Photo 3: World's Finest!
  • Photo 4: I took the photo to the 2014 DCC, where both artists were in attendance, and had them sign it.
 

Lendas do Universo DC: Mulher Maravilha Vol 3 available this week

posted May 21, 2017, 1:25 AM by Vu Nguyen

From saraiva.com.br


LENDAS DO UNIVERSO DC VOL 3: MULHER MARAVILHA (Legends of the DC Universe: Wonder Woman) (Brazil) (23 May 2017)
Panini Comics

Lendas do Universo DC - Mulher Maravilha - Vol. 3 (Cód: 9654821)
Panini Comics (Avalie agora)

Lançamento previsto para 23/05/2017

George Pérez e seus parceiros de crime retornam em mais um volume da coleção que reapresenta uma das fases mais elogiadas da Princesa Amazona! Nesse número, Diana enfrenta a atormentada Cisne Prateado e uma de suas mais cruéis adversárias… a bela e mortal Circe! E ainda: leia a história que reuniu dois gênios (Pérez e o adorado John Byrne) e duas lendas (a Mulher-Maravilha e o Superman). Imperdível! (Wonder Woman 15-19, Action Comics 600 I)

George Perez's Wonder Woman 100 Project Original Art Sold for $2k

posted May 20, 2017, 10:24 PM by Vu Nguyen

@scottperry writes:
9:25 PM - 20 May 2017



WONDER WOMAN 100 PROJECT (28 Jun 2017)
Hero Initiative

Repost: Fallcon 2003

posted May 20, 2017, 7:41 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 20, 2017, 7:43 PM ]

With the recent death of Rich Buckler, I thought I'd repost this Fallcon 2003 report.  When I restarted the George Perez Website, all entries prior to 2008 were lost to the internet... I do have backup of the entire original website on my computer, so here is a repost about Bucker's appearance.

>>>
October 5, 2003 | Fallcon 2003


From Vu

I haven't been to Minnesota's Fallcon Comic Book Convention since they moved to the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, so it's been a good one or two years. Things have certainly changed, the biggest difference is that there were a lot of exhibitors, vendors, companies, and artists (as seen in the overview photograph).

I did feel sorry for the exhibitors who were stuck in the "Batcave" which were colder, damper, and (what seems like) half-lit. I asked one of the vendor why they got the bad end of the stick, and basically it was because they had applied for space very late in the stage of the convention and they got what was left over.

I attended Rich Buckler & Mike Grell's Panel later in the day, in the "Danger Room". Since the place was an old theater, noises really carries well. Unfortunately, this goes for people who were talking in the back of the theater.

Grell did most of the talking, he seems really excited about a possible up-coming movie adaptation of his creation, Jon Sable. His involve in the film only goes as far as his script (he cited that Hollywood in generaly does not want the writer's input after the script). If you grew up in the eighties, you would remember that NBC (?) actually aired about six or seven episode of Jon Sable! They changed it a little, but it's still pretty much the same character.

There were a lot original artworks, which I suspects were donated for display by the owner of www.comicsfun.com, as I saw the Triton and Spectra artwork by George Pérez in frames. The "Celebrating 60 Years of Wonder Woman" included over 50 artists, but none of which included George Pérez's! My favorite WW sketches were Dan Clowes and Peter Gross (Death wearing WW's outfit).

As for that one final photograph, I have to admit I am a bit of a Miracleman fan, and I had no idea that two-pack existed. I thought I'd share the information, in case someone out there wants one for their collection.

OVERVIEW
CELEBRATING 60 YEARS OF WONDER WOMAN
SPECTRA (1975), art by George Perez
RICH BUCKLER at the Minnesota's Fallcon Comic Book Convention (4-5 Oct 2003)
RICH BUCKLER & MIKE GRELL PANEL
SPAWN & MIRACLEMAN TWO-PACK (San Diego Comicon Exclusive)

R.I.P. Rich Buckler

posted May 20, 2017, 6:18 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 22, 2017, 3:35 AM ]


ASTONISHING TALES #25 (Aug 1974)
Marvel Comics
John writes:

Bleedingcool.com said Rich Buckler died of cancer.  I saw Buckler and his wife at SpringCon (Minneapolis) years ago, nice guy.  I happened to be in Paris just prior and mentioned I saw his gallery exhibition while there, which knocked him out.


Vu writes:

The first time I saw Rich Buckler, he was at Fallcon 2003 (04 October 2003). I rarely take photos with artists, celebrities, or musicians - but I had to get one with Rich because I knew that Buckler was the guy that gave George Perez his first professional break.  R.I.P. 

 
George Perez, in an interview in Wizard #35, talked about how he accidentally got into the business:

I got in with [Factor Unknown], but meanwhile Sal Quartuccio [now head of Sal Q Productions] had shown my stuff to [artist] Rich Buckler. Rich need an assistant and called me up with an offer. I was working as a bank teller at the time.

My first published pro work was on Rich's first issue of Deathlok, Astonishing Tales #25. He gave me a two-page cartoon sequence at the end showing how he and Doug Moench came up with Deathlok from discarded ideas in a trash pail. My art being what it was at the time, I penciled everything except the Deathlok figure.

By being Rich's assistant, people at Marvel got to know me. And people like [editor] Jim Salicrup and [writers] David Kraft and Bill Mantlo saw my work, liked it, and got me my first work under my own name.George Tuska needed a break on the Man-Wolf feature in Creatures on the Loose and Dave Kraft liked working with me, so he asked me to stay. Around the same time, I was given a fill-in on the Sons of the Tiger feature in Deadly Hans of Kung Fu #6, but Bill Mantlo asked for me to stay on as well.

Thanks to them, I was given regular work fairly quickly. That was around 1974, only two years out of high school. Within six months after that, Rich Buckler fell behind. Since I was Rich's assistant, they asked me to pencil what was supposed to be a Fantastic Four annual and turn into two issues of the regular book [#164-#165].

George Perez and Rich Buckler was last seen together in ALBUQUERQUE COMIC CON 2014.

Grandes autores de Wonder Woman: George Pérez – Rastros coming in June 2017 via ECC

posted May 20, 2017, 11:11 AM by Vu Nguyen

From ecccomics.com


GRANDES AUTORES DE WONDER WOMAN: GEORGE PEREZ - RASTROS (Spain) (13 Jun 2017)
ECC Ediciones
Grandes autores de Wonder Woman: George Pérez – Rastros

Desde su llegada al mundo de los mortales, la Princesa Amazona se ha convertido en un imán que atrae el peligro y el riesgo. En su periplo terrestre, ahora Diana se enfrenta a las amenazas de Circe y de Cisne Plateado, y también a una investigación para resolver el asesinato de Myndi Mayer. Entretanto, Zeus toma una decisión que cambiará para siempre el destino de los dioses olímpicos.

Este volumen agrupa los números del 15 al 24 de Wonder Woman, publicados entre abril y diciembre de 1988. En ellos, George Pérez (Crisis en Tierras Infinitas) culmina con éxito su etapa como autor completo. Como broche final, se incluye el primer anual de la cabecera, escrito por Pérez y dibujado por artistas de la talla de Brian Bolland, Arthur Adams, John Bolton y José Luis García-López.

30,50 €
EDICIÓN ORIGINAL: Wonder Woman núms. 15-24 USA, Wonder Woman Annual núm. 1 USA || FECHA PUBLICACIÓN: Junio de 2017 || GUIÓN: George Pérez, Len Wein || DIBUJO: Art Adams, Brian Bolland, Chris Marrinan, Curt Swan, George Pérez, John Bolton, José Luis García-López, Ross Andru || FORMATO: Cartoné, 312 págs. A color. Disponible el 13/06/2017 || ISBN: 978-84-17106-26-3

New Teen Titans: The Judas Contract New Printing has shipped on 26 Apr 2017

posted May 19, 2017, 9:11 PM by Vu Nguyen

As predicted, the new 2017 printing of The Judas Contract shipped to coincide with the release of the Bluray film... although it shipped a little late.  Also worth noting is that it does not feature a new George Perez cover, as originally promised.
 
From previewsworld.com


NEW TEEN TITANS: THE JUDAS CONTRACT TP (2017) (26 Apr 2017)
DC Comics
NEW TEEN TITANS THE JUDAS CONTRACT NEW PTG
JAN178493
(W) Marv Wolfman (A) Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, Romeo Tanghal (A/CA) George Perez
Written by Marv Wolfman; Art by George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo, and Romeo Tanghal; Cover by Pérez

They were Earth's teenage defenders - unbeatable and unstoppable. Riding high, they took an eighth member - a young girl - into their ranks.

She was their downfall.

In the '80s, THE NEW TEEN TITANS was DC's most popular title and a huge sales success. The series reached a high point with the multi-part storyline now reprinted in this new edition featuring the epic that played on comics readers' expectations and offered shocking revelations and surprising twists at every turn. Included are THE NEW TEEN TITANS (Volume One) #39 and 40, TALES OF THE TEEN TITANS #41-44 and ANNUAL #3.

THE JUDAS CONTRACT is by the fan-favorite team of writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) & penciller and cover artist George Pérez (Avengers, WONDER WOMAN), with inkers Dick Giordano, Mike DeCarlo and Romeo Tanghal.

From the retirement of Robin and Kid Flash, to the birth of Nightwing and the introduction of Jericho, to the ultimate betrayal of a Titan - "The Judas Contract" kept readers positively riveted during its initial run and still has fans talking today.

Discover for yourself one of the most exciting times in comics history!
In Shops: Apr 26, 2017
SRP: $19.99

Swordquest #3 and Atari Classic: Swordquest shipping in August

posted May 19, 2017, 8:47 PM by Vu Nguyen

From bleedingcool.com


ATARI CLASSICS: SWORDQUEST (Aug 2017)
Dynamite Entertainment

SWORDQUEST #3 (Perez Cover) (Aug 2017)
Dynamite Entertainment
Exclusive First Look At The Gaming-Related Titles Dynamite Is Shipping August 2017
Posted by Dan Wickline May 19, 2017

We’ve got an exclusive first look at the covers and solicitations for the game related titles Dynamite is shipping in August 2017. These include the Atari related titles of Centipede and Swordquest, an Animal Jams trade and new Pathfinder comics plus an Art of the Path of Exile hardcover.

(excerpt)

SWORDQUEST #3

Cover A: Goñi Montes | Cover B: George Pérez | Cover C: Mel Rubi | Writers: Chad Bowers, Chris Sims | Art: Ghostwriter X

Peter and the twins are joined on their mission by a mysterious stranger who brings them vital information…or could be a crazy person. The jury is still out. They are now on the cusp of some seriously misguided wish fulfillment or steering directly into their destiny, which is a road filled with danger and magic. The for real kind of magic!

ATARI CLASSICS: SWORDQUEST (Trade Paperback)
Cover: George Pérez | Writers: Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, Hope Shafer | Art: George Pérez, Dick Giordano, Frank Cirocco, Ray Garst, Hiro Kimura

For the first time ever, the classic Swordquest mini-comics created by comic book industry legends Roy Thomas, Gerry Conway, George Perez, and Dick Giordano (and originally packaged with the Atari cartridges of their namesake) are gloriously remastered and collected in a trade paperback for long-waiting fans to enjoy! Adventurous siblings Torr and Tarra set forth on a quest across four worlds to recover the Sword of Ultimate Sorcery…a prize that sets them one step closer to overthrowing King Tyrannus and his sinister ally, the wizard Konjuro.

Walmart Exclusive Coloring Book/Blu-Ray Combo Packs

posted May 19, 2017, 8:22 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 19, 2017, 9:28 PM ]

John writes:


DC COMICS COLORING BOOK SC (27 Jul 2016)
Insight Editions
Saw these at Wal Mart today: Exclusive Coloring Book/Blu-Ray Combo packs.  Priced at $9.99 and up.

Everything is previously released, so nothing new, DC Coloring Book has a George Perez cover, Wonder Woman has Perez interiors.
  • Batman (1989) with Wonder Woman Coloring Book;
  • Batman Begins with DC Comics Coloring Book;
  • The Dark Knight with Wonder Woman Coloring Book;
  • The Dark Knight Rises with DC Comics Coloring Book;
  • Superman (1978) with DC Comics Coloring Book;
  • Man of Steel with Wonder Woman Coloring Book

Photo below from blu-rayretailerexclusives.blogspot.com (original link and image was been removed from their website).


Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition in stores now

posted May 19, 2017, 7:56 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated May 19, 2017, 7:56 PM ]


WONDER WOMAN: COMMEMORATIVE EDITION (16 May 2017)
Warner Brothers
If you already own the George Perez Book/Bluray Combo, don't bother picking up the recently released Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition

This is my third copy of the WB film (previously owning the DVD in 2009 and the Book/BD Combo in 2015) and I can tell you that it's not worth the upgrade with Wonder Woman: Commemorative Edition.

If you own the digital version (via Ultra Violet code or through direct digital purchase), you should be automatically upgraded to the Commemorative Edition. There is no difference.

Besides from the new cover artwork, the only thing new in this version is the "What Makes a Wonder Woman" special feature.  The 10-min feature does use some George Perez example artworks, but actually did not interview him.

Instead you do have interviews with some other comic creators, like Phil Jimenez, Cliff Chiang, and Geoff Johns.  The rest included various Wonder Woman authors, directors of the cartoon and the upcoming film: Lauren Montgomery, Jill Leopore, Michael Jelenic, Gal Gadot, Patty Jenkins, and Andrea Quijada.  Also, a rare appearance by Pete Marston (son of William Marston).

If you only have the DVD, I would recommend trying to track down and upgrade to the 2015 Book/BD combo (which includes both digital comic codes and UV film codes).


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