George Pérez Appreciation Post


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With the news out today that George Pérez has an inoperable form of pancreatic cancer and has 6 months to a year to live, I thought we'd partake in some adora vivos. Love him while he's alive.

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Wolfman and Perez on Teen Titans is almost single-handedly responsible for my comics fandom. While Marvel was beating DC across the board, Teen Titans was the only thing with the power to challenge Uncanny X-Men. What a fucking time to be a comics fan!

But...his masterpiece, IMHO?

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I've got to reread JLA/Avengers. I've been meaning to for a long time.

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21 minutes ago, Donomark said:

His Deathstroke has been unmatched with every failed reimagining. Look at this artwork.

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I think the earliest exposure I had to his work was this LPOD cover which always haunted me, the cheerful image juxtaposed with the dark title.

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Deathstroke's original design is incomparable. And yeah, that's one of those formative Batman stories for me. Hard to go wrong when you've got Perez and Aparo in the same story arc.

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4 minutes ago, Davedevil said:

It's strange to me how he had defining runs on Wonder Woman and Teen Titans along with a decent number of Superman and Justice League issues, but he never did Batman for any length of time, when he really nails him.

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He still did some big stories for Batman, like the two mentioned. I think that the companies wanted him on teams. Team books are pains in the asses for artists and there's noone better in the biz for drawing a shitload of characters in the same book. Wonder Woman happened because he was drawing their biggest selling book at the time and could basically do anything he wanted.

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