| February 10, 2002 |
It should be noted that the two George Pérez answers and questions are
founded on page 24, with a little FF checklist that he's involved in:
This does not include George as cover artist (FF #183, 194-197), as well as annuals.
(Artist on Fantastic Four #164-167, 170-172, 176-178, 184-188, 191-192.)
| February 8, 2002 |
KIRBY COLLECTOR #33
I just got the new issue of the KIRBY COLLECTOR #33, man I love
this mag!!!! Well, anyway it has a short interview (two questions) to
just about everyone that has worked on the Fantastic Four, and George is
included. Here's George's questions and answers:
What Lee/Kirby of Fantastic Four is your favorite and why?
I think it would probably be the introduction of the Inhumans. There
just something that I enjoyed about The Inhumans and that was early
Kirby with Sinnott. I think that was one of Joe Sinnott's best inking
phases on Kirby so I think that definitely has to rank up there.
Although there are others that I enjoyed that are not getting proper
attention because I only have to name one. The second you asked the
question I just thought of the cover and The Inhuman introduction.
How would you say the Lee/Kirby issues influenced your work on the FF?
The entire sense of super-hero dynamics was definitely taken from
Lee and Kirby. In the case of the Fantastic Four, some of the best
supporting characters in the Marvel Universe were introduced in that
book, from Dr Doom to Galactus to Silver Surfer. It was a surprise every
time you turned the page when those two guys were working in their
prime. It was part of my DNA. I was so influenced by that book; with the
exception of minor costuming details, it didn't even require me to do
referencing with the pages I front of me. I was pretty much able to do
it on my own, but that was because of a lot of years of referencing.
Little did I realize how much my initial reading of the comic would be
part of my learning experience in comics.