16/05/2022 George Perez June 9, 1954 - May 6, 2022
George Pérez was born in the South Bronx, New York City of Puerto Rican parents. He started in the comics industry in 1973 as an assistant to artist Rich Buckler. best known for his work on Marvel Comics Fantastic Four and making his professional debut in Marvel Comics’ Astonishing Tales #25 in August 1974 with a two-page satire of Buckler’s character Deathlok who was the main character of that issue ‘
Pérez soon became a regular at Marvel. He drew a run of the action-adventure strip “Sons of the Tiger,” which was written by Bill Mantlo and published in the long-running Marvel magazine “Deadly Hands of Kung Fu.” He and Mantlo created The White Tiger - the first Puerto Rican superhero in comics. The White Tiger quickly started showing up in Marvel’s colour comics, especially the Spider-Man ones.
In the early Eighties, Pérez kicked off his long association with DC Comics helping to launch New Teen Titans, creating characters like Cyborg, Raven, and Starfire alongside writer Marv Wolfman. Together, they made DC’s crossover hit Crisis on Infinite Earths to unify the DC universe. Pérez reframed Wonder Woman in 1987 bring new life to it by by focusing on a mythological angle in her story. In 2014. He drew his last comic-book series, Sirens, for BOOM!, retiring five years later.
Perez was appreciated for his draughtman-ship, his full and busy panels allied to his originality in page layout and panel design.
In 1979, 1980, 1986, and 2000, George Perez received the Eagle Award, and the Inkpot Award in 1983.
Comic-Con inducted Pérez into the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame in 2017
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