George Pérez writes:
Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 8:16pm
As many of you know, I've been dealing with vision issues for almost two years now and there have been times when I was becoming unsure of whether I could produce the type of detailed art I had become known for during my four-decade-plus career. I deliberately selected to do four panoramic panels stretching across two pages in order to challenge my reputation for elaborate composition and attention to the tiniest of details.
Now, while I am happy to say I think I achieved what I wanted here, it definitely took me far longer than it used to in my younger days and much of the extra cleanup and rendering were done digitally since my eyes aren't really able to handle the really tiny lines anymore.
I'm showing this not only to explain why this series is running so incredibly far behind, but also to hopefully show my continued commitment to producing the best work I can despite my limitations. For my next project I'm figuring I may just perform the pencilling chores, working with a writer and an inker--just as I started in the industry nearly 42 years ago. Not sure what that next job will be yet, but I intend to give it everything I got.
I owe that to my fans-- and to myself.
Superman #52 to ship this week: May 25th, 2016
SUPERMAN #52 (FINAL DAYS)
Publisher: DC COMICS
(W) Peter J. Tomasi (A/CA) Mikel Janin
The "Final Days" epic concludes in one explosive fight as the new master villain uses Superman's own solar super flare power against everyone. Can even two Supermen, Supergirl, Wonder Woman and Batman be enough to stop this onslaught? And how will the outcome of this battle change Lois Lane's life forever?
Item Code: MAR160217
In Shops: 5/25/2016
According to www.previewsworld.com - Sirens #6 to ship this June 2016.
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Talking New Teen Titans issues 20 to 22(excerpt)
A Miniview with Marv Wolfman By Jennifer M. Contino April 18, 2016
Whenever possible for the rest of my series on The New Teen Titans, I'm going to ask writer and co-creator Marv Wolfman questions that coincide with the issues I'm talking about in the series. This month, I shared my memories of issues #20 to 22, the introduction of villains Disruptor and Brother Blood. Even though Wolfman had to re-read an issue to jog his own memory, he was able to give Sequential Tart some insight into these stories.
ST: What did you enjoy the most about collaborating with George Perez on these three issues?
Marv Wolfman: I have only a dozen or two years left. It would be faster to list what I didn't like working with George. Which was nothing. We worked together like we were one person. It was a perfect team.
Preview: George Perez's Sirens #5
Posted: 05/05/2016 6pm
Trapped in a time paradox, the Sirens must face off against zombie versions of themselves and figure out a way to prevent the second destruction of Earth!
New Teen Titans Vol. 6 Paperback – January 10, 2017Writer Marv Wolfman (CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS) and artist George Perez (FINAL CRISIS: LEGION OF THREE WORLDS, Avengers) craft a timeless story starring Robin, Kid Flash, Wonder Girl, Cyborg, Changeling, Raven and Starfire--a group of young individuals with great powers and strong personalities.
by Marv Wolfman (Author)
The Teen Titans help fellow heroes Thunder and Lightning rescue their father from H.I.V.E. And when the Fearsome Five escape prison, it's up to the combined forces of the Titans and the Outisders to battle their army of Earth Creatures. Then, in one of the 1980s most legendary stories, Dick Grayson uncovers the startling truth behind the past of his teammate Donna Troi, a.k.a. Wonder Girl. And Kid Flash leaves the team after a grim battle against the forces of Brother Blood.
Thanks to Ilke
Tom Smith, an Old Bridge resident who was one of the premier colorists in the comic book industry from the 1980s until the early 2000s, stands in front of some of his work, hanging in his Old Bridge home. (Photo: Mark R. Sullivan/Staff Photo)
The Secret Life of Tom Smith: Comic book creator, stroke survivor
Chuck O'Donnell, Correspondent 8:04 p.m. EDT May 1, 2016
Smith was a top colorist in the comic book industry from two decades; 20 months ago, he had a stroke at a comic con event, but still has positive life outlookEditor’s note: “The Secret Life of …” is a weekly feature looking at the fascinating people across Central Jersey
Whether it was taking a leisurely drive to the mall or spending the night ballroom dancing with the missus, the stroke that Tom Smith suffered almost 21 months ago robbed him of some of his joys in life.
But he refuses to let it take his joy for life.
Smith worked dead-end jobs in factories for 10 years or so before finally breaking into comics. Soon, he and superstar artist George Perez formed a formidable creative team. They worked on hundreds of comics together, including the Hulk’s “Future Imperfect” event and the “JLA/Avengers” crossover story. Few people have made the irradiated glow of Hulk’s skin or golden tint of Iron Man’s helmet pop off the page like Smith.