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cover:  George Perez
Date: May 2005
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    writer:  Mark Waid
    art:  David Nakayama
    colors:  Sonia Oback
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    News: Troy Hickman to Write 'City of Heroes'

    May 25, 2005 08:32 pm
    Troy Hickman to Write 'City of Heroes'
    May 25, 2005

    CITY OF HEROES #1 (Cover C) (May 2005)
    Image Comics
    Top Cow Productions has selected Troy Hickman (Common Grounds) to write the next story arc of City of Heroes, the comic book co-venture with Ncsoft and Cryptic Studios based on the popular massive online multi-player role-playing game (MOMRPG). Hickman's run begins with issue #4 in August, following Mark Waid's three-part story arc. The first issue of City of Heroes, which featured a number of variant covers including designs by George Perez and Alex Ross, just came out this month.

    Hickman's Common Grounds stories took the superhero genre in a new directions and earned him nominations for two 2005 Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards. The Common Grounds comic series was collected in trade paperback form and published by Top Cow in December of last year. Hickman is familiar with the City of Heroes online game since he has been playing it for awhile and he enjoys it because it allows him to bring out the nuances of the characters he has created for the game -- something he will try duplicate in the stories he is writing for the City of Heroes comics.

    News: City of Heroes #1 To Ship May 11th

    May 02, 2005 05:45 pm

    CITY OF HEROES #1 (Cover C) (May 2005)
    Image Comics
    Shipping Next Week: May 11, 2005
    Monday, May 02, 2005 10:28:01 AM

    The following products are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores next week. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

    MAR051733D CITY OF HEROES KEOWN CVR #1 $2.99
    MAR051734D CITY OF HEROES PEREZ CVR #1 $2.99

    News: City of Heroes #1 Preview

    April 12, 2005 09:27 pm
     From Newsarama
    Previewing City of Heroes #1
    posted 04-12-2005 11:47 AM by MattBrady

    Top Cow has provided Newsarama with a ten-page preview of City of Heroes #1, the debut issue of the studio’s tie-in with the popular NCSoft/Cryptic Studios Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game. The issue is due to hit comic shops in early May, as well as be sent to City of Heroes' over 100,000 subscribers, free of charge, making it one of, if not the most widely distributed super-hero comic book in the US market.

    The first storyline, “Hard Crash,” is written by Mark Waid, with pencils by David Nakayama penciling, and colors by Sonia Oback. The first issue will have three covers by the likes of Rodolfo Migliari, Dale Keown and George Pérez.

    Waid, Nakayama, Rick Basaldua and Sonia Oback will be signing for the release of the book on May 4th, 2005 at the Melrose location of Golden Apple.

    News: From George Pérez (Feb 2005)

    February 20, 2005 12:00 am
     From George Pérez

    CITY OF HEROES #1 (Cover C) (May 2005)
    Image Comics
    I am currently inking the incredible Jose Luis Garcia-Lopez on a project written by Phil Jimenez, who is also the cover penciler, with me inking Phil. Unfortunately, beyond that, I'm not at liberty to reveal what the project is so I've been calling it "The EZ Company Project" since all three creators share the same last two letters in our family names. DC Comics should be making an announcement relatively soon and it will be a relief to finally be able to talk about it openly.

    Contrary to solicitations I have indeed drawn the cover for FALLEN ANGELS #20. Due to a mix-up in the scheduling it initially appeared that I couldn't do the cover, so the regular team was told to go ahead and draw the cover. When Peter David found out about that he reminded the editor that the deadlines had been pushed back and even though the book had been solicited with another cover, Peter figured few would be bummed out to find that there was a Pérez cover after all.

    I have also drawn a cover for a Marvel Visionaries book spotlighting my 1970's run on FANTASTIC FOUR. Tom Smith colored that piece and, as usual, did a wonderful job.

    I am currently drawing a variant cover for Top Cow's CITY OF HEROES #1 and will be drawing the cover for a CITY OF HEROES novel called "Web of Arachnos". This should be the first of three covers for a series of CoH novels. And since I just mentioned Top Cow, I should also announce that I will be participating in a special 10th Anniversary edition of WITCHBLADE. I will be drawing three pages written by Ron Marz. And as I draw those pages I will be filmed by a video crew for TwoMorrows' DVD companion to its MODERN MASTERS book series.

    There have been other offers, including some covers for Dynamic Forces' RED SONYA and ARMY OF DARKNESS. I also will be providing a cover for DF's STORYTELLER, yet another retrospective on my career. (I am definitely being over-exposed). A cover for ForceWerks' B.A.B.E. FORCE is also on my schedule. There have been other one-shots I've been offered that I'm not yet free to discuss, or yet to accept, but after "The EZ Company Project" I will be primarily focusing my attention on completing GAMES: THE TITANS GRAPHIC NOVEL. Inker Mike Perkins has already started on some pages and Tom Smith has 30 pages ready to start so it's up to me to get busy so that Marv Wolfman can start dialoguing the first half of the book.

    As for conventions this year, here's my schedule for 2005 so far.
    February 25-27: Mega Con in Orlando, FL.
    March 18-20: Wizard World Los Angeles in Long Beach, CA
    April 22-24: Pittsburgh Comicon in Monroeville, PA (I even provided the T-Shirt art)
    July 14-17: Comic-Con International in San Diego, CA
    September 13-17: Comic Book Festival in Avilés, Spain

    Those are the confirmed shows. There is a possibility of more, but I'm trying to limit my time away from the drawing board this year.

    News: Pérez Cover For "City of Heroes"

    February 19, 2005 11:29 am
     From Comic Book Resources, thanks to Ilke Hincer (email)

    CITY OF HEROES #1 (Cover C) (May 2005)
    Image Comics
    by Jonah Weiland, Executive Producer
    Posted: February 17, 2005

    Image Comics has provided CBR News with covers and solicit information for product shipping May, 2005.

    City of Heroes #1 "Hard Crash," pt. 1 of 3
    ARROW: The NEW comic series based on the SPECTACULAR video game! (W) Mark Waid (P) David Nakayama (Col) Sonia Oback (Cov) Rodolfo Migliari, Dale Keown and George Pérez
    Paragon City is a Silver-Age superheroic wonderland-until the reality and terrors of the modern age catch up to its defenders in one awful and shocking moment! Now the defenders of Paragon will find out once and for all what a real hero is in today's world! Noted superhero writer Mark Waid brings you the action, with Kubert School grad and Wizard contest winner David Nakayama on art! Full color 32 pages $2.99 ongoing series
    Three covers available by Rodolfo Migliari (Common Grounds), Dale Keown (The Darkness) or George Pérez (JLA/Avengers). Have your retailer reserve your favorite!

     June 28, 2004 07:32 pm | Perez Influences
    From Vu (email)
    Subject: Perez Influences (3 links)
    Date: Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:55 pm

    CITY OF HEROES (Game) Interview
    Tuesday, March 09, 2004 12:26:08 PM


    There are a wealth of comic books around which must have been a major source of ideas for the game. Are these also where some of the ideas for the CoH story arcs will draw inspiration from? Are there any writers, stories or comic books in particular which you would cite as favourites?
    Jack Emmert (lead designer): My personal inspirations have been George Perez and Marv Wolfman's New Teen Titans, and John Byrne and Chris Clairemont's Uncanny X-Men. I think that these comics were the first to take into consideration the adult reader. Instead of being perfect, heroes were portrayed as regular, normal people with abnormal powers.