News: Megaton Special #1 (Errata)
October 11, 2004 08:58 pm
You may want to include this in the Perez Errata section. The ad is from Comics Interview #50. More info about the Megaton Special is at: www.mightycrusaders.net
'Youngblood' ashcans have been printed
COMICS BUYER’S GUIDE #967 May 29, 1992, Page 84
By Rik Offenberger
Rob Liefeld's Youngblood super-team first appeared in a 1987 promotional
who's who from Megaton Comics, Explosion #1. Youngblood resurfaced
again two months later when it was advertised in Megaton #8 to appear in
its own comic book titled Young Megaton Special # 1, by Liefeld and
Hank Kanalz. Issue # I was to feature a Liefeld and Jerry Ordway cover.
Megaton Comics went out of business before that comic was printed.
Now, Youngblood will finally see the light of day. The comic book has
been pushed back to a release date of April 17. However, on March 13,
ashcan editions of Youngblood began to surface. The ashcan editions are
two separate 5 1/2 x 81/2" black-and-while stories from Youngblood # 1.
Edition "A" features the 13-page lead story which will be printed in its
entirety in Youngblood # I from Image Comics and Malibu Publishing.
Edition "B" has the story from the other side of the flip book plus four
extra pages of art that will not be included in Youngblood # I .
According to John Beck, a spokesperson for Image Comics, the print run
on edition "A" was 1000 copies, and edition "B" was limited to 500
copies. He further said that they were selling for as much as $20 each
in some stores in the New York area.
All copies will have "Image Press" individually hand-stamped inside the front cover.
[ Art ]
August 29, 2004 10:55 am | Site Update
DC ANNIVERSARY ART
(1989), published in PEREZ OBSCURA #1, from Wonder Woman Museum
(Jun 2001), published in HEROES CONVENTION CHARLOTTE 2001 #20, from Wonder Woman Museum
COMICS INTERVIEW #50 Cover
(1987), published in DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT'S COMICS INTERVIEW #50, from Wonder Woman Museum and Xum Yukinori
BATMAN, WONDER WOMAN, and SUPERMAN
(1987), published in HISTORY OF THE DC UNIVERSE LIMITED EDITION (Limited Edition), from Wonder Woman Museum
From COMICS INTERVIEW #50
January 1, 2003 | Site Update
Andy Mangels: So what happened then? You were going to do a DEATH
SQUAD series with Bob Layton and you started on a graphic novel called
George Pérez: "TERROR TRAIN. Actually TERROR TRAIN was a short
story I wrote when I was in high school. I can no longer find the
original manuscript. A very pre-splatter movie type of splatter story.
It was done very much in that type of style way before any splatter
movies ever showed; I didn't know about Herschel or Lewis at the time…
…As for DEATH SQUAD, I was already a pro at that point and I was doing
an origins story of the DEATH SQUAD with Bob Layton for Omnibus
Publishing, which had already produced the PEREZ ACCENT ON THE FIRST E
book. But Omnibus never went anywhere; the PEREZ book itself, due to
bad management, bad marketing, bad timing, didn't go anywhere - I assume
only about 600 ever went out to any audience; it's a very rare book
now. So DEATH SQUAD totally fell apart.
November 17, 2002 | Spotlight on CRISIS #7
The cover to CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS #7 has always been one of my
favorite covers of all time. Here are some of the stories and
artworks relating to this topic.
The last spotlight I did was October 30, 2002 | Spotlight on Comics Interview, which a lot of people read and liked. So let me know what you think of this one.
The following excerpt is from an interview by Andy Mangels from DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT'S COMICS INTERVIEW #50
- which ran about 127 pages! Lots of rare artwork and information, I
highly recommend getting a copy if you haven't got one yet.
Andy Mangels: Can you explain what happened with the starling
similarities with CRISIS #7 cover to X-MEN #136 - which in turn looked
liked LOIS LANE #128?
George Pérez: Well, that was incredible sheer coincidence. I
didn't even notice it until BUYER'S GUIDE or someplace showed both
covers, and I thought, "My God!" it's an incredible resemblance. My main
influence in doing that was a cover of THOR, where Odin is holding the
body of his son… that was my inspiration for that cover. I
didn't know or remember the X-MEN cover, and haven't the faintest idea
when people mention a LOIS LANE cover, which cover they're talking about. So there was definitely a comic-book inspiration there - but not the one that everyone thinks it is.
Andy: So that was totally all a coincidence then?
George: Totally. I was rather stunned because the emotional expression on Cyclops and Superman were so similar. Now that was
a sheer coincidence. Supergirl and Phoenix are both facing the same
way, their head on the same side of the page, so it's like… a weird
coincidence. The one exception being not a single one of the covers
that people mention did any other artist go as crazy in drawing that
many characters in the background. (Laughter)
Special thanks to Mile High Comics, The Artist's Choice, Ebay, Comic Art L and Outpost 2000 (for giving me the Crisis Posters).
October 30, 2002 | Site Update
DAVID ANTHONY KRAFT'S COMICS INTERVIEW 50TH ANNIVERSARY
PEREZ! SPECIAL EDITION
All George Pérez issue!
George Pérez opens up to Andy Mangels, who asks all the questions
you've always wanted to hear answered. From his earliest work to the
far-rainging future, Pérez covers it all - inside stories, secret stuff
you've never noticed in the art, topics he's never talked about before.
Candid photos. The unprinted projects. The missing TITANS you'll never
know about - unless you read this epic, lavishly illustrated interview!
This one's a must!
OVER 100 PAGES
To celebrate our big 50th issue, we've gone all out to bring you a
book-length special edition 0 an important work that belongs in every
comics collection. George Pérez provided us with 30 pounds of original
art to pick from, and Andy Mangels opened his collection of Pérez art
work, the largest in the world - he has stuff even George doesn't!
you'll see art never published anywhere! More like a book than a
magazine, it may be the only way to add this art to your collection.
Only $10.00 postpaid.
| September 30, 2002 |
From Brian Talley
, via Forum
Topic: George in Baltimore!
posted 9/30/02 2:44 AM
George, just wondering what a sketch will run me at the Baltimore
Comic-Con. I haven't done the convention thing in years and don't know
what the "going rate", if there is such a thing is these days. Any input
you can give would be appreciated. And if the name looks a bit
familiar....I was the colorist on the cover you did for COMICS INTERVIEW
#50, and I'm still kicking myself for not making an offer on that piece
all these years later. If time allows at the con, on Sunday, lunch is