Batman remarque in JLA/Avengers Collector's Edition
posted Mar 7, 2014, 6:22 PM by Vu Nguyen
Scan and information from www.ebay.com
It is a 1st printing. It is signed by Kurt Busiek, Tom Smith and also is signed and
remarqued by George Perez. (An artist Remarque is a small, personalized drawing that an artist adds near his or her signature.)
The George Perez artist remarque is almost a full page of BATMAN.
Certificate of Authenticity:
Autographs from Kurt Busiek and Tom Smith:
Perez Art Update (1/25/2007)
Thu, 25 Jan 2007 22:33:44 CST
INHUMANS (Nov 2002), art by George Perez, from Lynch.
BLACK CANARY (2006), art by George Perez, colors by Tom Smith. From Tom Smith
SCARLET WITCH (2006), art by George Perez, colors by Tom Smith. From Tom Smith
BATMAN (Aug 2004), art by George Perez. #47 Sketch out of 149, from JLA/AVENGERS: THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION - SIGNED AND REMARKED (Dynamic Forces)
WONDER WOMAN (1990), art by George Pérez, published in WONDER WOMAN #50 (Jan 1991). From Gary Land
STORM (2004), art by George Pérez. From Christopher Pate
ZAURIEL and BLACK KNIGHT (Nov 2006), art by George Pérez, colors by Tom Smith. At
WIZARD WORLD TEXAS 2006 from Kirk
Item number 6550042292: JLA AVENGERS SLIPCASE HC DF REMARKED PEREZ BATMAN COA 9
From Broken Frontier
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Ok, this is
totally awesome! Don't take my word for it, just buy the darn thing and
see for yourself. A gorgeous presentation on this deluxe slipcase
edition of the JLA/AVENGERS 4-parter. Really thats just the tip of the
iceberg, as there is so much more here.
#9 (Aug 2004)
BUSIEK & SMITH'S SIGNATURES
Inluded is the 2
oversized hardcover books, in the 1st book you have the actual 4 part
story in its entirety, along with forwards by DC & Marvels greatest
legends- Stan Lee and Julius Schwartz (recently deceased) and the 2nd
book or the compendium has all the DC/Marvel stuff leading up to this
monumental event, such as unofficial or unauthorized meetings of the 2
universes and for the 1st time anywhere, the actual George Perez
penciled pages to the doomed/failed 1st attempt at a team-up from 1983.
The 2 books are numbered on the outside
dust jacket and 1st book is signed by 2 parts of the creative team Kurt
Busiek & Tom Smith on the inner cover page, then the compendium is
signed and also has a really cool Batman sketch by George Perez"- very
rare to get!
Only 149 done and this is low COA #9.
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Just a note: The JLA/Avengers HC editions offered by The Shopping Channel
not only have the entire creative team's signatures, but ALSO feature Batman
head sketches by George. So they are signed by all the guilty parties:
Busiek, Perez and Smith.
From Ilke Hincer
There's some info on the DF JLA/Avengers HC at Diamond.
I assume that's only a part of the image; the Batman sketch shown on
The Shopping Channel had the other side of his face too.
week of 9/27/2004
New information on products since Previews was released.
Dynamic Forces' DF JLA/Avengers
Collectors Edition HC SGN (APR042640, $199.95) was solicited as coming
with a Superman head sketch by George Pérez. Instead, Pérez provided DF
with head sketches of Batman for this edition. Each head sketch -- such
as the one pictured here -- is a full page in size.
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When George was in Toronto for the con, he made an appearance on The
Shopping Channel (along with Nick Barrucci from Dynamic Forces) to promote
the JLA/Avengers Collector's Edition Hardcover. He mentioned that the
version being offered would not only have the entire creative team's
signature, but would feature a Batman head sketch by him within the
Compendium. Sure enough, they had a copy of the Compendium on display, and
showed off the Batman sketch that George had done for it. George said each
sketch would obviously be a little different, but they would all be of
Batman, what with the character being very popular and there being
excitement about the upcoming Batman movie starring Christian Bale.
SHOPPING CHANNEL: FRIDAY NITE FOCUS
(27 Aug 2004)
I'm guessing that the signed and remarked JLA/Avengers HC that's being
offered at the Dynamic Forces site is the version with
George's Batman sketch. Then again... they still list Perez elsewhere on the
DF site as having inked their alternate cover to Avengers Infinity #1, when
he did not, so who knows?
George Perez To Appear On Collectibles Show
AVENGERS ALMIGHTY ANNIVERSARY GEORGE PEREZ LITHOGRAPH
AVENGERS ALMIGHTY ANNIVERSARY GEORGE PEREZ LITHOGRAPH (Signed)
Mondo Media, Scoop, Friday, August 20, 2004
The Shopping Channel in Canada will be
the place for comics fans Friday, August 27, 2004, at 11:00 ET, when
Dynamic Forces and Nick Barrucci host superstar artist George Pérez for
a special showcasing the recently issued JLA/Avengers hardcover.
“When we were prepping this show, we
were planning to offer our signed copies of the massive Avengers/JLA
hardcover collection,” Barrucci. Said in a press release “We contacted
George to see if he was up for a trip North and he agreed! It's going
to be a blast!”
DF will also be presenting signed comics
and lithographs featuring the authenticated signatures of such creators
as Terry and Rachel Dodson, Alan Davis, Mark Farmer, Jae Lee, Mark
Millar, John Romita Sr., Chris Claremont, Adam Kubert, Brian Michael
Bendis, Todd McFarlane, Michael Turner, Jim Lee, Scott Williams, Alex
Ross, Dave Johnson, Roy Thomas, Greg and Tim Hildebrandt, and others.
I asked Kurt Busiek about extra pages of art being in the DF
JLA/Avengers limited edition hard cover. He said he had no idea or something
to that effect. So, is it possible?
I know from everything thing I'd heard up until it came out, that it was
originally supposed to have had a number of extra pages. Unfortunately I
haven't received my copy yet, so I don't really know what's included.
I did ask Spencer about some art that I heard wasn't included. He said
there were legal issues, but that it was originally the plan to include
So if there are extra pages in the DF edition, I know I'd buy it. Does
JLA/Avengers HC "missing" art
From Brian Morris
« Reply #10 on: 08/17/04 at 2:49pm »
on 08/12/04 at 2:35pm, Guest-Xum Yukinori wrote:
Didn't the DC solicitation mention a "portfolio of related art" from George in the compendium?
At the risk of looking crazy for talking
to myself, I've noticed in the JLA/A Hardcover "info-chain" on this
site that the Previews solicitation didn't mention additional art, but
the Dynamic Force solicitation states: "a Perez portfolio of art done
to commemorate the project " to be included in an "80-page" (not
64-page) volume 2.
I guess I got those two solicitations
mixed up -- which begs the question: is the "missing art" really in the
DF limited edition? Is there anyone who actually bought the DF set that
could tell us?
(Vu: I kind of doubt that the missing artwork will turn up on the DF version. Good luck on trying to contact them...)
Regarding the JLA/Avengers collection...
From Mike Devlin (Melbourne, Australia):
« Thread started on: 08/12/04 at 4:35pm »
I liked the enlarged format for the
artwork it allowed the small items to be seen. But, I was very
disappointed with the companion book. Compared to other collected
volumes of work put out by DC and Marvel separately in the past this
one was lacking. I would have liked to have seen pencils from the
series itself, concept drawings, even promo pieces published at full
size. I feel that both the editorial teams at Marvel and DC let us
down. I am also glad that I did not order the signed edition, for this
version was not worth the $75 price tag.
Vu is there a chance that you can get
some input from George as to what the two editorial teams wanted in
this collection as opposed to what we received.....
I bought the Hardcover JLA/Avengers collection thingy yesterday and the one
thing that bugged me the MOST (aside from all the missing art - the 2000
JLA/Avengers picture Perez drew for Wizard for Eg) was the fact that not all of the 21
pages of JLA/Avengers from 1983 were scanned from the oginals. What a bummer!
I've been looking forward to this aspect of the collector's edition the most of
all since 2001, or whenever it was suggested they'd be included in such a
So can you shed more light on why it
*seems* DC didn't try very hard at ALL to collect all the pages to
borrow and scan as they should have done (for the price if no other
Do you think DC or Marvel may one day scan *all* the pages again and print
them with a consistent quality level?
(Vu: I don't have the book yet to compare notes, for those
interested Amazon.com hasn't billed or shipped the book to me yet (I
ordered two copies). I think sometime people forget that, hey, we have
the series printed in a big, nice format! The companion piece should be
treated as a bonus, it's not going to please everybody, but it's still
better than not having anything. I do agree that the price seems high
for extras that doesn't seem to have a lot of work put into it, even
though the people putting it together will probably disagree. I don't
want to speak for DC Comics, but things probably went down to
copyright. They would've had to hunt down all the owners of the ACTOR
auctions, the Wizard people, the Heroes Convention people, just to get
permission to print those artwork in high quality, and it's a lot of
work. Not to mention that they seem to be on a tight budget, I don't
know. This is an open forum, if you think the price was reasonable or
the extras were awesome, please let me know, I feel like I've just been
posting negative reactions to this hardcover.)
From Dynamic Forces
| March 19, 2004 | JLA/A HC Signed From DF
JLA/AVENGERS: THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION HC - SIGNED VERSION
Thursday, March 18, 2004 12:59:33 PM
Signed By the entire creative team of
writer Kurt Busiek with artist George Perez and colorist Tom Smith and
Re-Marked with a Superman Head Sketch!. The entire team of creators
signs this beautiful collection! And as an extra added bonus fans who
order this by May 31st will get it at the "Introductory Price" of
$199.95! That's over a $50.00 savings off of the MSRP of $250.00!
The landmark crossover event of the
decade is collected in a spectacular 2-volume slipcased hardcover set!
Volume 1 presents the 224-page 4-issue miniseries including
introductions by Stan Lee and Julius Schwartz and a key to the
characters featured on the cover. The 80-page Volume 2 contains the
original 21 pages of pencils from the aborted 1980s crossover an
article on what went wrong by K.C. Carlson the new miniseries proposal
and plot development a Perez portfolio of art done to commemorate the
project and annotated notes from Kurt Busiek to the characters and
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Shipping: June, 2004 (Please note that the book will not be
available until August 2004, and, realistically, DF will not have the
creators signatures/head sketch until September or October.)
(Vu: I do not recommend buying anything from DF, based on my personal experience.
First of all, they are very slow on
orders. According to their website average orders takes as low as four
weeks to six weeks. That's a whole month for them to place an item into
a box to mail it to you, that is if they even have the item in stock.
Second, certain information can be mis-leading. For instance, the re-marked sketches are done by Tom Smith,
but they never mention this. Granted, that they do not say the sketches
are by George Pérez, but if you try to email or submit your questions,
it doesn't get answered.
Third, customer service is absolutely
terrible. In fact, I dare you to call their customer service line, you
will never, ever get a real person. Emails do not get responded either.
I have emailed them in the past, maybe four times, each time ignored.
From a potential customer's standpoint, this is very bad.
So, take my advice, do not order
anything from these guys. Terrible, terrible service. There's probably
a lot more reasons to avoid DF, like really expensive prices... Feel
free to contact me
(email) if you have further complaints against DF. I will post testimonials for their products as well.)
From Toon Zone, thanks to Skullogeist
| March 16, 2004 | JLA/A HC Available in August
JLA/AVENGERS: THE COLLECTOR'S EDITION
OVERSIZED, SLIPCASED HARDCOVER
Reported By Brian Cruz on March 15, 2004, 11:51 PM
It’s an event that will never be forgotten.
That’s why the once-in-a-lifetime
crossover event that brought these two historic super-teams together
and rocked the comics world receives the deluxe treatment it deserves
in August! JLA/AVENGERS: THE COLLECTOR’S EDITION is an oversized,
slipcased two-volume set collecting the legendary 4-issue miniseries
with a full complement of bonus features!
The 224-page first volume in the
slipcase contains the 4-issue miniseries written by Kurt Busiek (ASTRO
CITY, SUPERMAN: SECRET IDENTITY) with stunning art by George Pérez
(WONDER WOMAN) and introductions by Stan Lee and the late Julius
Schwartz, the architects of the original iterations of the Avengers and
the Justice League of America, respectively. This volume also features
a key to the characters on the intricately detailed cover of
The 64-page Compendium, featuring a new
cover by Pérez, contains the original 21 pages of pencils from
cancelled 1980s crossover by Pérez and writer Gerry Conway, plus an
article on it by former DC editor K.C. Carlson, a look at several other
unofficial crossovers, and more! But that’s not all — this volume also
features the JLA/AVENGERS miniseries proposal and plot synopses, and
annotated notes from Busiek for all the obscure characters and
creatures crammed into the pages.
There are no plans to reprint this
historical set, so this is the only opportunity to own the material
reprinted in the Compendium. Don’t miss out on what’s sure to be a
crown jewel in any comics collection!
This project is supported with house ads.
Advance-solicited; in stores August 11
Co-published with Marvel Comics
From Astro City Rocket, thanks to ES
| February 13, 2004 | Schwartz's Last Work To Be In JLA/A
Kurt's Question Corner
Posted: Feb. 10 2004,14:07 by Kurt Busiek
I don't have many stories
about Julie. I never actually worked for him, so I mostly saw him in
passing at the DC offices or at cons. But it was always a little
amazing to me that Julie Schwartz -- the Julie Schwartz who kicked off
the whole friggin' Silver Age and who was responsible for so many great
comics -- knew my name and liked my work.
Julie has appeared as himself in ASTRO
CITY, and as Marksman notes, he's the namesake of Julius Furst. Maybe
we should name the local baseball tadium, home of strange sports
stories, after Julie...
And I'm honored, and sad as well, that
apparently the last piece of writing Julie did was an introduction to
the JLA/AVENGERS book collection.
As a friend of mine said of Julie's
passing -- we should all live so long, we should all have such
accomplishments, we should all be as respected and loved.
From COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1565 (14 Dec 2003)
| November 2, 2003 | Pérez to Sign JLA/A HC
TRIO OF CREATORS APPEAR AT LEE'S COMICS
LEE'S COMICS - SIGNING
written by Nate Melby
published in COMICS BUYER'S GUIDE #1565 (14 Dec 2003)
(Lee) Hester said that there are a couple more signings he is hoping to have soon.
"I would like to have Michael Chabon in
here to promote his Dark Horse and DC work. I also spoke with George
Pérez about doing a signing for the collected JLA/Avengers when that is released."
| September 22, 2003 | Baltimore Con Report (SunWuKong)
My Baltimore Comicon Report
posted 9/21/03 7:29 PM
Just got back from the Baltimore Comicon
2003 and, as usual, I had one hell of a time (and hell on my finances).
Here's what I can remember from the con regarding Perez:
That's all I can think of right now. I'll see how much will get back to me later on in the week.
- Crossgen's "The War"
is going to be 3 issues long and it's going to be written by Ron Marz.
The first issue is going to be solicted in May of 2004. It's going to
resolve many storylines in many of the Crossgen titles.
- Perez is jubelent about JLA/Avengers first issue success. He says that he can finally clear out is debts and then some. The selling of the art alone is going to provide his wife with a new car! He also is very glad that this series is totally going to be for the fans.
- As of today. 1/4 of issue 4 of JLA/Avengers
is pen & inked. It looks like it will meet the Dec 31st release
date. Perez is very commited to meeting the deadline so that all of the
issues will be released before 2004.
- There is talk of about what format the collected edition is going to be. Perez said that DC is talking to put it into an "absolute" HC format (which I will lobby to no end!). They also said that the prior JLA/Avengers art might be printed in the collected edition as well.
- Perez needs the cover to issue 3 back because he needs to draw 4 more characters in it! It took 3 weeks for him to draw it. Tom Smith was asking fan at the con to find him color references for some of the characters!
- I did get one nugget of exclusive info. Hawkeye and Black Canary will meet in issue 3.
From Avengers Comicboard
| September 5, 2003 | Reference For JLA/A Collection?
Re: JLA/Avengers: Q for Kurt [SPOILERS]
Posted by Kurt Busiek on Friday, September 05 2003 at 04:55:52 GMT
Secondly, my only real disappointment when I reached the last pages was
the fact there were no endnotes. Any chance of getting endnotes in the
final issue, or perhaps in the inevitable trade (like "Marvels").
We're talking about doing an extensive sources/references column for a book collection.
From Comic Book Resources, thanks to Fin Fang Foom
| May 27, 2003 | JLA/A Hardcover
LYING IN THE GUTTER
Tuesday May 27, 2003
written by Rich Johnston
Expect a hardcover of "JLA/Avengers" very shortly after the fourth issue ships.
From ES, via Forum
| May 9, 2003 | JLA/A Panel Part 5
Topic: JLA/AVENGERS PANEL
posted 5/9/03 4:32 PM
I broken the posts down to one question and one answer.
Fan: How long is it going to be?
George Perez: It is going to be four (4)
prestige books all 48 pages long with wrap around covers which means a
grand total of 200 pages of artwork.
George talked about how happy he is to be working with the creative crew and how they're doing a great job (Kurt Busiek, Tom Smith, Tom Brevoort and Mike Carlin).
George then talked a little about the
coloring of the project and it's approval from the higher ups. George
also threw a little trivia at us when he said another great thing about
having Mike Carlin involved in the process is that Mike used to be the
Late Mark Gruenwald's Assistant editor when Mark was the editor of the
original JLA/AVENGERS. It brings a nice sense of closure to the project
for him since they are the only two from the original working on this
project. Len Wein doesn't work in mainstream comics anymore (Note: George was unaware of Len's Current Batman Mini-series BATMAN: NEVERMORE at DC) and Jim Shooter no longer works for Marvel.
Fan: Is there going to be a written history of your working on the original or the current version of the project?
George Pérez: If anything like that is
done it would be hopefully for a collected version of the book because
this is all in the talk stages so until the book comes out anything
regarding a collection is merely speculation by my part but the hope of
using the original 21 pages as added material because I'm always a firm
believer if you're doing a collected addition of anything particularly
the JLA/AVENGERS which is already getting top notch reproduction. You
really have to give the fans something extra. I am bound my contract at
CrossGen so obvious I can't draw a new cover or anything else for a
collection because I only had the wavier for the project.
One thing that I did as sneaky as I am (everyone laughs)
is that for all the ACTOR auctions and other places were I had art work
auctioned off that I have done JLA/AVENGERS including the cover of this
program well ever single one of those pieces I keep a file so we can
use as additional material for any collect works as well so I will have
new material, ah, because obviously the only people at Pittsburgh
Convention will have seen that cover, ah, granted it will not say
"Welcome to the 10th Anniversary of the Pittsburgh Comic Con" (everyone laughs) but I will have new material there.
to be continued....
Coming soon: George answer about creator cameos, tuckering (drawing
real people in a fictional setting) and the rumor of Kurt Busiek as Big
From DC Boards
| February 12, 2003 | JLA/A #4 to be on Time, DC to Collect Edition
Topic: Questions for Bob Greenberger 2
posted February 07, 2003 09:37 AM
posted by Bob Greenberger
I got it wrong yesterday, Marvel will
handle JLA/A #1-3 and we will do #2-4. Trust me, we're doing everything
we can to make sure that when this is schedule and solicited, we will
ship all 4 on time. Me, I can't wait to start the collected edition.