THE ART OF ARMY OF DARKNESS HC
by J. Scott Campbell, Arthur Suydam, Nick Bradshaw, John Bolton, Ben
Templesmith, Tim Seeley, George Perez, various, covers by Michael Hussar
July 2004, Ash Williams -- the reluctant hero of the cult classic film,
Army of Darkness -- has been an integral part of Dynamite
line. Throughout the years, dozens of highly skilled comic artists have
drawn and painted our hero, Ash (not to mention the Chosen One's
interchangeable armament of chainsaws and mechanical gauntlets, of
course). This gorgeous hardcover art book stands as a testament to the
unyielding spirit of a horror cinema icon, as captured by some of the
comic industry's most beloved talents: J. Scott Campbell, Arthur Suydam,
Nick Bradshaw, John Bolton, Ben Templesmith, Tim Seeley, George Perez,
and many more!
208 pages, $39.99.
2013 has cover art by Neal Adams and JK Woodward, with interior
art by Mahmud Asrar, Jeremy Bastian, Doug Braithwaite, Mark Buckingham,
Mike Choi, Ian Churchill, Yildiray Cinar, Neil Edwards, Gary Erskine,
Carlos Ezquerra, Mark Farmer, Rebekah Isaacs, Bob Layton, Ema
Lupacchino, Guillermo Ortego, Kevin Maguire, John Mccrea, George Perez,
Esad Ribic, Tim Seeley, John Watson.
cover art by Dave Gibbons and Sean Phillips. Interior art by Arthur
Adams, Charlie Adlard, Howard Chaykin, Frank Cho, Katie Cook, Alan
Davis, Michael Dialynas, Gary Frank, Mike Grell, Roger Langridge, Steve
Scott, Mark Texeira, Christopher Uminga, John Watson, JK Woodward,
Catch the Wave: September 26-28: Pittsburgh Comicon
JLA/Avengers artist and She-Devils creator George Pérez, Harley Quinn artist Chad Hardin, and Jon Sable Freelance writer-artist Mike Grell have joined the guest roster for the Pittsburgh Comicon, which will be held September 26-28, 2014 at the Monroeville Convention Center in Monroeville, Pennsylvania.
They join Guest of Honor Bill Sienkiewicz, Broadsword Comics’ Jim Balent and Holly G!, Emmy Award-nominated Ren & Stimpy animator of Bob Camp, Cavewoman creator Budd Root, Vanguard Publishing’s J. David Spurlock and other guests.
For additional information including the full guest list to date, check the show’s site.
Jim McLauchlin's PANEL DISCUSSIONS: WONDER WOMAN - Gayest Character Ever
by Jim McLauchlin
Date: 10 July 2014 Time: 05:45 PM ET
Take a look at any second-grade playground and you’ll see a raft of
8-year-old girls with Wonder Woman tennis shoes and backpacks. There’s
little doubt: Wonder Woman is a merchandising bonanza for DC Comics, and
the sweet spot of that rich marketing field is little girls, and the
moms who buy their T-shirts at Target.
But take a look at The Castro in San Francisco, the “Boy’s Town” of
West Hollywood or Christopher Street in New York, and you’ll find an
equally dedicated, but perhaps less marketable fan base. There’s little
doubt: Wonder Woman is wickedly popular among…gay men.
Does it seem strange? That a character would find two such disparate
audiences, with seemingly nothing in common? It may be. But that’s
likely because Wonder Woman is the strangest of all comic book
George Pérez tried to address the feminine. Pérez wrote Wonder Woman for a celebrated five-year run from 1987-92. He thinks a one-size-fits-all mentality, when it creeps in, is problematic.
“I think one of the problems that comics has in dealing with
superheroines is that they try to hard to make them superheroes,” he
says. “All they’re doing is the same thing that men do. Just the idea
that they’re no different that men, except in how they look, always
seemed a bit off to me. The difference between Superman and Wonder Woman
is not strength, or power level, or origin, but the fact that she is a woman.”
Pérez set out to make Wonder Woman a book that women would like…and
hopefully everyone else as well. “At the time I started, not a single
woman at DC Comics liked the book,” he says. “I insisted on having a
female editor to police me, and police the book. I figured if I could
please her, and make her proud of the character, then I was doing a good
job and providing a proper role model.”
Pérez was lucky in that Karen Berger, one of comics’ all-time top gun
editors, got the book. The title flourished under their direction. So
much so, that a young Phil Jimenez read and enjoyed the book, developing
an artistic style very close to Pérez’ own.
“I think there are two definitive versions of Wonder Woman: The Lynda
Carter version and the George Pérez version. Those two versions have
defined Wonder Woman for the past 30 years,” Jimenez says today. “I
think she became a gay icon with Lynda Carter.”
SIRENS Call to Legendary George Perez for Creator-Owned Series at BOOM!
by Chris Arrant, Newsarama Contributor
Date: 11 July 2014 Time: 02:15 PM ET
This September, the iconic writer/artist George Pérez eschews the
worlds of Marvel and DC to create his own heroes, villains, and epics in
the new series, George Pérez’ Sirens
. Taking his passion for storytelling and creation as seen in everything from New Teen Titans
to Wonder Woman
to the Justice League and the Avengers and blending it with his own love of action, diverse eras and female characters, Sirens
follows a titular team of disgraced female heroes who are called back in action to save the same people who turned against them.
Culled from various eras and locales in world history, the heroines of
Sirens strike upon Pérez’ diverse love of fiction and also a little
support from friends and family – the writer/artist is basing virtually
all of the characters in Sirens after people he knows, including his wife Carol. Unlike other projects of Pérez’ in recent memory, Sirens strikes home as it’s the beginning of a new era outside of Marvel and DC and on his own creations.
Newsarama: George, what excites you about doing Sirens?
George Pérez: Well, the chance to write and illustrate
my own stories is definitely a big plus, but I think the greatest
thrill for me is using so many of my friends, fans and even family
members as cast members. This makes it more of an artistic challenge for
me and the idea that is causing so much personal excitement for so many
others is a real thrill. I tried it once with the unfortunately
short-lived Crimson Plague PLAGUE in the late 90s, but that was
a book I was financing myself. This time BOOM! is handling all the
marketing and promotion stuff. I can just sit down and be as creative as
my imagination and ability will allow.
[ Read more SIRENS Call to Legendary George Perez for Creator-Owned Series at BOOM! ]
Publisher: BOOM! STUDIOS
(W/A) George Perez (CA) George Perez, Cameron Stewart
WHY WE LOVE IT: The name George Pérez should say it all, but we are beyond excited to work with one of comics' living masters on his own original title. He's worked on great female characters like Wonder Woman and Scarlet Witch, but this, a team of female heroes of his own creation, had us swooning.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE IT: It's a scifi adventure story that spans time and space, featuring a team of female heroes that kick butt across the universe. If you like strong female scifi characters like Battlestar Galactica's Starbuck, Star Wars' Princess Leia, and Alien's Ripley, you'll find a lot to love about GEORGE PÉREZ'S SIRENS!
WHAT IT'S ABOUT: As an intergalactic force enslaves planets across the galaxy, the legendary team known only as the Sirens must reunite to save the galaxy-but is that even possible when the Sirens themselves don't even remember who they are? And the rest of the universe only remembers them as...villains? A sixissue miniseries featuring your new favorite comic book team, written and drawn by the master himself, George Pérez (Wonder Woman, JLA Vs. Avengers) begins his greatest story yet.
Item Code: JUL140949
In Shops: 9/17/2014
George Pérez: "I Get to Do What I Wanted to Do When I Was Five Years Old!"
a comics interview article by: Chase Magnett
Comic Con, one of the largest comic conventions in the United States,
was held last weekend with marked increases in both attendance and star
power. Amongst said stars were some legends of the comics medium,
including George Pérez. Pérez has worked on such titles as The New Teen Titans
and Crisis on Infinite Earths
. He is now working with publisher BOOM! Studios writing, drawing, and inking his newest project Sirens
spent most of his weekend chatting with fans, drawing sketches, and
being one of the nicest people at the entire convention. He was able to
spare some time on Saturday morning to speak with Comics Bulletin
reporter about a wide range of topics. Below is their conversation about
healthcare, royalties, theater, working at BOOM!, and a whole lot more.
Read more [ George Pérez: "I Get to Do What I Wanted to Do When I Was Five Years Old!" ]