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RIP George Perez

posted May 7, 2022, 10:30 AM by Vu Nguyen



To all of George’s fans and friends,

Constance here, with the update no one wants to read. George passed away yesterday, peacefully at home with his wife of 490 months and family by his side. He was not in pain and knew he was very, very loved.

We are all very much grieving but, at the same time, we are so incredibly grateful for the joy he brought to our lives. To know George was to love him; and he loved back. Fiercely and with his whole heart. The world is a lot less vibrant today without him in it. He loved all of you. He loved hearing your posts and seeing the drawings you sent and the tributes you made. He was deeply proud to have brought so much joy to so many.

Everyone knows George’s legacy as a creator. His art, characters and stories will be revered for years to come. But, as towering as that legacy is, it pales in comparison to the legacy of the man George was. George’s true legacy is his kindness. It’s the love he had for bringing others joy - and I hope you all carry that with you always.

Today is Free Comic Book Day. A day George absolutely loved and a fitting day to remember his contributions to comics and to our lives. I hope you’ll enjoy your day today with him in mind. He would have loved that.

Please keep his wife Carol in your thoughts and again, I thank you for respecting her privacy. I remain available through the contact on the page.

George's memorial service will take place at MEGACON Orlando at 6pm on Sunday, May 22nd. It will be open to all. Details to follow. We will miss him always.

DC Celebrating George Perez for all of June

posted Apr 24, 2022, 3:36 PM by Vu Nguyen

From dccomics.com


DC will celebrate the 68th birthday of George Pérez, one of the titans of the comic industry, with a two-page spread featuring some of his most beloved characters in each of its June periodical releases. Working from a layout designed by Dan Jurgens, some of the industry’s biggest names including Jim Lee, Walter Simonson, Alex Ross, Dave Gibbons, Todd McFarlane, Daniel Sampere, Jerry Ordway, Nicola Scott and many more, collaborated on the colorful spread.

“When I was asked to come up with a design and layout that would honor George Pérez and his many incredible contributions to DC Comics over the years, I was truly honored,” said Dan Jurgens. “I have admired George’s work since I first saw it and have had the good fortune to work with him in different capacities, on a number of projects. More importantly, I’ve been able to see the way George treats fans and readers, always smiling, gregarious and approachable. It was a joy to watch this cover come together and I’m sure everyone who contributed feels the same way.”

The tribute features the following DC characters that Pérez is most known for, as well as the man himself, drawn by a number of the top artists in the industry and colored by Hi-Fi:

  • The Monitor & Anti-Monitor - Jim Lee & Scott Williams
  • Trigon - Todd McFarlane
  • ​The Spectre - Alex Ross
  • Darkseid - Walter Simonson
  • Firestorm & The Justice League Satellite - Scott Kolins
  • Ares & Hippolyta - Phil Jimenez
  • Cheetah & The Amazons - Colleen Doran
  • Lady H.I.V.E. & H.I.V.E. Agents - Scott Koblish
  • Vigilante - Dave Gibbons
  • Cheshire - Joëlle Jones
  • Brother Blood - Darryl Banks
  • Blackfire - Mike McKone
  • Gizmo & Mammoth - Klaus Janson
  • Shimmer - Bruno Redondo 
  • Psimon - Mikel Janín
  • Neutron & Jinx - Dan Mora
  • The Legion of Super-Heroes - Francis Manapul
  • The Justice Society of America - Jerry Ordway
  • Power Girl & Huntress - Kevin Maguire
  • The Justice League of America (and the background) - Dan Jurgens & Norm Rapmund
  • Superboy-Prime & Alexander Luthor - Ivan Reis
  • Supergirl - Gary Frank
  • Harbinger - Adam Hughes
  • Pariah - Daniel Sampere
  • Jericho & Kole - Nicola Scott
  • The New Teen Titans, Deathstroke & George Pérez - José Luis García-López

Accompanying the spread on a separate page will be a key highlighting the characters and artists that participated.

In addition to being included in all of DC’s June issues, the tribute will also be featured as a variant cover for Dark Crisis #7. Each issue of the event series will feature a cover highlighting a previous crisis event from DC’s history, starting with the genre defining Crisis on Infinite Earths by Marv Wolfman and George Pérez for issue #1. Artwork and additional details on each of the covers will be announced at a later date.

"George Pérez is one of my favorite comic storytellers of all time. To say he’s a ‘great artist’ is a massive understatement,” said Dark Crisis Writer Joshua Williamson. “His work on the original Crisis of Infinite Earths inspired so much of my love for DC Comics. When I saw DC editors pull together this incredible piece with so many amazing legendary artists celebrating George, I won't lie, it was emotional.  And now it's an honor to have this tribute be a cover to Dark Crisis." 

A special version of the Dark Crisis #7 variant cover will be available for sale by The Hero Initiative to raise funds for one of Pérez’s favorite charities. Pérez is a founding member of Hero Initiative’s board of directors and has served as chair of its Disbursement Committee.

For the latest information on DC, visit the DC website at www.dccomics.com and follow @DCComics and @thedcnation on social media. The DC UNIVERSE INFINITE digital subscription service is your one-stop spot for a host of classic and memorable stories; for more information and to subscribe, check out the website at www.dcuniverseinfinite.com.



George Perez: Once An Avenger... Always an Avenger

posted Apr 21, 2022, 3:34 PM by Vu Nguyen

George Pérez writes:



George was incredibly touched when he saw this beautiful tribute from Marvel Comics.

He's spending his time at home with Carol, making the most of his days and remains in good spirits. He is so grateful for all the love and support.

For those who didn't know these drawings appeared first in Avengers Finale (2004) with art by George, inks by Mike Perkins.

Hero Initiative offers limited reprint of JLA/Avengers

posted Feb 16, 2022, 8:26 PM by Vu Nguyen

From heroinitiative.org



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For the first time in decades, the acclaimed JLA/Avengers crossover will be reprinted by Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need. With only 7000 copies being printed, Hero Initiative is honoring one of George Pérez seminal bodies of work and his long-time support of Hero.

JLA/Avengers will be available in March from participating comic book stores and will be distributed via Diamond Comic Distributors. This 288-page full color, softbound volume features the original 2003 four-issue co-publishing venture between DC and Marvel, written by Kurt Busiek with art by George Pérez. The book carries a retail price of $29.99 and is limited to 7000 copies.

This collection also features 64 pages of companion content and will reprint introductions by original Avengers writer/editor Stan Lee and Justice League of America editor Julius Schwartz. A bonus in the Hero Initiative edition is a new afterword by Kurt Busiek.

George Pérez is a founding member of Hero Initiative’s board of directors and has served as chair of its Disbursement Committee.

George Pérez writes:

I am so incredibly overjoyed to hear that my fanboy dream is going to be available to a whole new generation of comic book fans who weren’t there when it was printed that many years ago. And it’s wonderful that it’s happening while I’m still alive to see it.

Whatever it was that allowed this reprint to be released I am very grateful and on behalf of the fans all I can say is well done DC and Marvel!

And of course, I am so elated that all profits from this re-print are going to one of my favorite personal charities!

From previewsworld.com

JLA AVENGERS TP HERO INITIATIVE VAR
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(W) Kurt Busiek (A) George Perez

The intercompany crossover that brought two super-teams together and rocked the comics world is back! Own the entire 4-issue co-publishing event between DC Comics and Marvel Comics, written by Kurt Busiek (Trinity, Marvels) with stunning art by George Pérez (Crisis on Infinite Earths, Avengers). This collection also features 64 pages of companion content, and introductions by original Avengers writer/editor Stan Lee and Justice League of America editor Julius Schwartz. Bonus: With a new afterword by Kurt Busiek. Hero Initiative is the only charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need! In Shops: Mar 16, 2022

Final Orders Due: Feb 21, 2022

SRP: $29.99

George enrolled in inpatient hospice

posted Feb 15, 2022, 7:27 PM by Vu Nguyen

George Pérez writes:



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Hi everyone,

Last week George was in a lot of pain and we discovered it was due to an issue with his gallbladder. This caused a very serious infection. The decision was made to treat this using antibiotics and a tube to decompress the gallbladder. This went well and he has recovered from the infection.

However, in the days following the drain occluded, causing pain and leakage. This was a huge quality of life issue. He was admitted back to the hospital on Sunday and the drain was replaced today. He feels much better.

George, Carol and his care team have made the decision for George to be enrolled in inpatient hospice. This doesn’t mean death is imminent, it means he can spend his remaining time with his friends and family and his wife can spend this time just being with him. This is a joy for them both.

To all who have sent well wishes and kind sentiments, George would like to express his sincerest and most heartfelt thanks. To those of you who have sent me letters through my email, George has and is receiving them.

This is a time during which I ask you to please respect the privacy of George and his wife. If you need to reach out, I remain available. At George’s direction, I will continue to provide updates.

Again, thank you all for making George’s life so incredibly enriched. All of you are a testament to a life well lived and he is SO grateful. Thank you all so much.

-Constance

George Perez in the hospital for an infection

posted Feb 8, 2022, 3:38 PM by Vu Nguyen

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Hello fans and friends, this is an update on behalf of George. Thank you for all of your well wishes and support. Your posts and comments bring him a lot of joy.

Presently George is admitted to the hospital dealing with an infection, that’s being treated with antibiotics. We anticipate him getting to go home in the next day or so. We ask please, for privacy at this time and if you need to reach out, please use the email on the page.

Re: The CGC signing, it is presently postponed indefinitely. Should rescheduling be possible, we will send out an update.

Thank you as always for all of your love and support. This part is directly from the man himself: “The strength I have and the will to persevere comes in great part, from all of you. Thank you”

-Constance

Busy in 2022

posted Jan 8, 2022, 10:31 AM by Vu Nguyen

George Pérez writes:

Hello again, my dear friends, fans and family:

I hope everyone enjoyed themselves as each of you ushered in the new year in your own fashion. It looks like I will be kept quite busy in 2022 if my schedule for January alone is any indication. So many wonderful people determined to keep my days full and my spirits elevated with visits, dining and a cascade of loving texts, emails, phone calls and letters expressing love, support and gratitude.

I’ve been especially touched by the number of people who have expressed gratitude for my inspiring them through my art and stories. One can never really predict or appreciate how much one’s own stories and art can affect, influence and inspire those who read them.

Which leads me to offering thanks of my own. I want to personally thank those great creative writers who provided me with the tools and direction that challenged me to be visually creative and to become a better storyteller throughout the years. There are so many wondrous scribes I would like to thank, and I apologize sincerely for any omissions. It is definitely not because I think less of them; it’s simply because I want to keep this post from being too unwieldy.


Of course, I can’t even start a list like this without singling out my wonderful friend Marv Wolfman, who I consider the gold standard by which I measure any collaborative relationship. I don’t know where I would be as a creator if it hadn’t been for this beautiful man. He’s inspired me like no other, and I am proud to call him my friend.

Following very, very closely behind are such creative luminaries like Kurt Busiek, Peter David, Steve Englehart, Len Wein, Doug Moench (the very first writer I ever worked with professionally), Jim Shooter, Jim Starlin, David Kraft, Bill Mantlo, Warren Ellis, Barbara Kesel, Chris Claremont, Mark Waid, Roy Thomas, Ron Marz, Tony Isabella, David Michelinie, Gail Simone, Gerry Conway/ Paul Levitz and all the other greats who helped me look so good. When fans thank me, they are thanking you as well.

Thank you all for helping me look so damn good.

Thank You from George Perez

posted Dec 23, 2021, 6:16 PM by Vu Nguyen

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Hi there, friends, family and fans!

Well. This past week has sure been a whirlwind of life-affirming activity! In addition to the spectacular cosplay shoot on December 18th (which was quickly followed by a scrumptious Italian dinner with close friends at the hotel restaurant) , every day of my calendar since then has been filled with social activity wherein I enjoyed dinner and/or lunch with even more beloved friends and family—and I even got in a couple of private book signings as well. This has really been one incredible Christmas season—and it’s not even over yet! When this year ends, and with the help of two very dear friends who have offered to provide transportation, I will be celebrating 2021’s passing as well as the start of one last New Year with my 90 year-old parents, whom I haven’t gotten to visit in almost two years. What a great circle of generous and loving friends and family I have!

Of course, there are still many more serious matters to contend with as well as my wife Carol and I work to make my own passing as peaceful and uncomplicated as possible. My new will is now ready to be signed and witnessed; I’ve taken all steps with the bank to have my future royalties transferred to my wife’s name and account, and we’ve already made an appointment to discuss my options for hospice care when the need finally arises.

And with those somber matters dealt with, I look forward to making the most of the New Year with charity signings, meet and greets and maybe even a convention or two. I find that being among family, friends and fans is the best tonic when it comes to living my remaining life to the fullest. I’m flattered, moved and humbled by all the kind words heaped uponmy in the literally thousands of messages I’ve received since I first announced my diagnosis. I can only hope that, even in the short time allotted to me, I can continue to be worthy of those words.

Until we chat again, I am, and always will be, grateful to you all.

Happy Holidays to All—and be kind to each other.

George Pérez
December 23, 2021

“The Last Supper”

posted Dec 12, 2021, 10:29 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Dec 12, 2021, 10:32 PM ]

George Pérez writes:

Today was another wonderful day, enjoying a delicious lunch at our favorite Indian restaurant with my lovely wife Carol and two of our favorite couples, Paul and Constance Eza and ”The Johns” (Frosbutter and Lemay). Although someone joked that this looked similar to “The Last Supper”, believe me, that’s far, far from the truth. I intend to enjoy plenty more meals with many more friends before I finally partakeof MY last supper!

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George and David Perez

posted Dec 11, 2021, 11:08 AM by Vu Nguyen

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Yesterday I had the great pleasure of sharing a lunch and memories with my brother David who flew in from Taos, NM to see me and visit our parents in southern Florida. It was a joyous reunion since David and I had not seen each other in over a year and we can't know whether we'd ever be seeing each other again. Although, knowing my kid brother, it's more likely that we will. I love him so much!

Later that day. My doctor, my wife Carol and I spoke about what I could expect when I reach that point she calls End-of-Life. Despite the rather rather somber specifics, I found myself rather at peace with the information. Knowledge is power and I feel stronger by knowing what to do when my body's signals call out to let me know that mu journey's end is just around the corner.

Of course, I intend to make a lot of stops along the way, seeing as many friends, family and fans that I can possibly fit in. Some dear friends will even be driving Carol and me to southern Florida (five hours away) so that we can spend New Years with my 90 year old parents, further proof of how lucky I am to have engendered the affection of such generous and loving friends.

A truly magical day--one, I'm sure, of many more to come.🥰

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