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FOCUS ON GEORGE PEREZ (Aug 1985) Fantagraphics

cover:  George Perez
Date: Aug 1985
Cover Price: $5.95

ISBN 0-930193-09-1
Interviews, information, checklist in a nice bookformat, focusing on George Perez's early and current (1985) art and writing career.
Lots of reprinted material as early as age 13

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    HERO #12 (Fanzine) (Spain) (1988)

    George Perez's rejected DC art submission in 1972/1973

    posted Dec 1, 2019, 7:05 PM by Vu Nguyen

    From Vu

    George Perez's rejected DC art submission in 1972/1973.

    If you were wondering, Marvel Comics hired George Perez (through Rich Buckler's assistant art team - George was drawing backgrounds and other things to help Buckler meet deadlines) in 1974. First official Marvel work appeared in Deathlok in ASTONISHING TALES #25 (Aug 1974), then MONSTERS UNLEASHED #7 (Aug 1974).

    DC Comics didn't actually hire George until 1980, thanks to Marv Wolfman. First DC work appeared in FLASH #289 (Sep 1980). The rest is history, as they say.

    The 'Nightwing and Starfire Sharing a Bed' Outrage That Really Wasn't

    posted Jun 29, 2019, 9:22 AM

    The always amazing Heidi MacDonald interviewed George Perez in 1985 for Fantagraphics' Focus on George Perez book, and Perez had a surprising revelation about the actual fan reaction to the scene...

    MacDONALD: The first time I ever saw Baxter paper, I think it was the white that was most impressive. Let me ask you now about the famous, or infamous panel. Whose idea was that, the panel of Dick and Kory?

    Pérez: Oh, that was mine.

    MacDONALD: Uh-huh. And…

    Pérez: Well, the simple reason that Dick is 19 years old. I was married at 19. And, Kory’s age is indeterminate. Equivalent of an Earth 18-year-old, but their mores are different, and for her it was a totally irrelevant as far as the fact that she was at that age. Marv didn’t want to go into a controversy on the letters page, but as far as we’re concerned, and particularly as far as I’m concerned, they’re both at the age of consent. Dick is not a fool, and if there were any chance of them regretting the action later, they would have taken any preventive deeds necessary, but they are both consenting adults, and no matter what – the title says Teen Titans – at 19 years old, those two are legally adult.

    MacDONALD: Yeah, I was going to say, Robin has killed. I should say Dick. And there’s more hullabaloo than when he’s killed someone.

    Pérez: They’re worrying more about the fact that he’s gone to bed with someone whom he’s deeply in love with. And the fact that when he kills someone, it was also protecting this same woman, it’s like everything he’s done that’s been out of character for him up till now, has always been because of her. Since a storyline is coming up wherein they go back to Tamaran, and I believe the jist of it – great of Marv not to take to hemming and hawing about it – is the fact that she’s going to abdicate.

    She has absolutely no desire to return to Tamaran. She wants to stay with Dick, and we have to give her, as far as the readers were concerned, a full reason to stay on Earth. It has to be shown that Dick is not giving her a hard time, that it’s unrequited. The fact that they are lovers gives her a legitimate reason to stay with Dick. Otherwise, it would be an insult to the Starfire character if she said, “I’ll abdicate my throne,” without us being really sure that it was worth abdicating. She does have duties, but the Tamaranians are creatures of emotion, too. And, that one panel, which I did as tastefully as I could, there was no nudity involved, nothing was shown of the act, it’s just the fact that she was in what was established as being his bedroom, because I’d drawn the bedroom before. It’s the bedroom set I have. And, make no question about it, they were in bed together, and…

    MacDONALD: And it wasn’t because her bed had disappeared.

    Pérez: It wasn’t because her bed had disappeared, it was because of the fact that his bed was recognizable. I wanted to use a familiar room, so that you know that she was in there with him. As opposed to any vagueness as to whose bed that is. It’s his bed, there’s no question about it. It’s established. And there were much fewer letters than everyone made it out to be. It got exploded totally out of proportion.

    MacDONALD: Oh, then there wasn't a great swell of outrage?

    Pérez: No, Marv got a few letters. Enough to say that he had to print one, because he couldn’t ignore it, but not in direct proportion to the amount of letters we get. It wasn’t a fifth of our mail.

    News: Lost Boys: Special Edition 2-Disc DVD

    September 14, 2004 06:30 pm
     From Vu


    The 2-disc edition of THE LOST BOYS was recently released. I had already own the previously released digipak version, so I wasn't exactly rushing out to buy the new version of the film.

    The best part about this new release is that the entire film has an All-New Digital Transfer. The colors and images looks a lot sharper and clearer than the previous DVD. Unfortunately, the disc is not DVD9, it is only single layer.

    The new DVD includes some new features:

  • Commentary by Joel Schumacher
  • Lost Boys: A Retrospective Documentary
  • Return of Sam & The Frog Brothers: The 2 Coreys
  • Jamison Newlander - Multiangle Video Commentary
  • Vamping Out: The Undead Creations of Greg Cannon
  • Sinde the Vampire's Cave: 4 Featurettes
  • Vampire's Photo Gallery
  • Lost in the Shadows Music Video
  • World of Vampires Interactive Map and more

    Here are some new screen captures, notice the bright colors compared to the original posting in 2002: Pérez in The Lost Boys. Also notice FOCUS ON GEORGE PEREZ #1 is in each of the background.


  • October 9, 2002 | Pérez in The Lost Boys [ News ]

    From Andy Mangels

    [George Perez] Perez in The Lost Boys (Pic 1 - large file)

    Date: Tue, 8 Oct 2002 17:31:37 EDT

    Many years ago, my very first published work was in Focus on George Perez from Fantagraphics in 1985.

    In 1987, I was sitting in a movie theatre, watching the vampire film The Lost Boys, which features two kids known as "The Frog Brothers" who work in their parents' comic book shop on the pier haunted by the vamps. Lots of comics were featured (including some New Teen Titans issues in a few shots) but one very familiar cover showed up in not one, not two, but THREE different spots in the film! Since Focus on George Perez had a recognizable cover, and the first time was the best view, I shouted out "There's my book!" in the theatre, then glowed about it the rest of the film.

    Now, admittedly, it's not like any of the characters picked it up, nor that it was "focused on" (so to speak), but it was THERE.

    Yesterday, I got a DVD screen capture tool, so I quickly snapped several decent shots of scenes from the film. For those who don't HAVE the book, it's the yellow cover with the big red lettering which says "George Perez."

    Those of you on the GeorgePerez2 list won't get the attachment, but Vu has my permission to post these pics and this letter to the website if he'd like, so you can see them there.

    How's THAT for Perez obscura?