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 Post subject: George Perez RIP
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2022 6:28 pm 
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This is a bad month for DC fans, first Neal Adams and now George Perez...

Perez was the beloved writer of iconic runs of New Teen Titans and Wonder Woman, he also briefly wrote Superman, he was also the penciler for Crisis on Infinite Earths,

For Marvel, he did pencils on The Avengers (once in the 70's and again in the '90s), The Inhumans, and Fantastic Four. His most consequential work for Marvel was doing the pencils for Jim Starlin in the original Infinity Gauntlet series, which became the basis for Avengers Infinity War in the MCU (even though Infinity War is technically a completely different story in the comics.) The most important character he co-created during his Avengers run probably was the villain Taskmaster, who was the very loose basis for the villain in the Black Widow movie.

Among the less important works he did were a brief run on The Hulk, a co-author of the first JLA/Avengers crossover event.

But it is his work on Wonder Woman for which he will always be best known. A few years ago I went through a phase where I was intensely interested in Wonder Woman and read everything I could, including all of Perez's legendary run, he is still probably the definitive Wonder Woman writer. I've never been a big fan of the character, but Perez made her quite appealing.

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 Post subject: Re: George Perez RIP
PostPosted: Sat May 07, 2022 8:33 pm 
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Doom wrote:
This is a bad month for DC fans, first Neal Adams and now George Perez...

Perez was the beloved writer of iconic runs of New Teen Titans and Wonder Woman, he also briefly wrote Superman, he was also the penciler for Crisis on Infinite Earths,

For Marvel, he did pencils on The Avengers (once in the 70's and again in the '90s), The Inhumans, and Fantastic Four. His most consequential work for Marvel was doing the pencils for Jim Starlin in the original Infinity Gauntlet series, which became the basis for Avengers Infinity War in the MCU (even though Infinity War is technically a completely different story in the comics.) The most important character he co-created during his Avengers run probably was the villain Taskmaster, who was the very loose basis for the villain in the Black Widow movie.

Among the less important works he did were a brief run on The Hulk, a co-author of the first JLA/Avengers crossover event.

But it is his work on Wonder Woman for which he will always be best known. A few years ago I went through a phase where I was intensely interested in Wonder Woman and read everything I could, including all of Perez's legendary run, he is still probably the definitive Wonder Woman writer. I've never been a big fan of the character, but Perez made her quite appealing.


And he was a good speaker/MC.


Otherwise, you know what I'm likely to say.

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