From Comic Art Fans, thanks to Ilke Hincer (email)
| February 4, 2003 | Spotlight on Westfield
Before I begin, I need to make a special thank you to Mary Carter, from
Westfield's Customer Service. I had first asked about their "Worlds of
Westfield" (or WOW for short) because of its use of SOLUS #1 as the
cover and she was kind enough to send me a reference copy. For all
hardcore Pérez (or Solus fans), this is definitely something you should
want in your collection.
PREVIEWS also feature Pérez on their PREVIEWS CONSUMER ORDER FORM (Jan 03), so this WOW catalogue makes a nice companion.
With the cover price of $4.25, I am assuming that they make this
catalogue available for free to their subscribers, because I would
imagine people would rather just order Diamond's PREVIEWS for a lower
price ($3.25 and with lots color pages).
The WOW magazine runs about 34 black and white pages and cram in tiny
images to corresponding text. Fortunately their online catalogue
(located on their website: www.westfieldcompany.com
) offers really good scans of future products. I think for this
reason, that most people only uses their online catalogue for orders.
With original interviews and employee's suggestions/picks (which are
usually geared towards independent publishers), and with both their
online and paper catalogue (if it's free) is a much better alternative
than what Diamond charges for their catalogue.
Westfield have been around for 23 years and, if you can remember, they released that exclusive (and hard to find) AVENGERS FOREVER #1 (WESTFIELD COMICS) alternate cover. They also featured a George Pérez interview on their April 2000 (for June products) issue of WORLD OF WESTFIELD vol 20 #4.
Feel free to contact Westfield - they are more than happy to be an assistance if you have any questions or comments.
Below are additional information on how to contact them.
The Westfield Company
8608 University Grn * PO Box 620470 * Middleton, WI 53562-0470
Phone: 608-836-1945 Ext. 10 * Fax: 608-836-6950 * Web: www.westfieldcompany.com
November 15, 2002 | Avengers Legends Series
As previously mentioned on this website, the Avengers have a new series
of "Legends" books. They are actually just re-titled trade paperback
books, the first two do have some Pérez-related material. AVENGERS
FOREVER TP includes reprinting the cover to AVENGERS FORVER #1 and AVENGERS FOREVER #1 (Westfield) cover.
What's interesting to note is that the subtitle of the second book is
"GEORGE PEREZ BOOK I". Sounds like they are going to release a book II
Note: Covers shown are original covers and not with the new Legends logo.
From Marvel Comics
AVENGERS LEGENDS VOL. I: AVENGERS FOREVER TPB (NOVEMBER 27, 2002)
Written by Kurt Busiek
Art by Carlos Pacheco
A team of Avengers from disparate timelines fights to safeguard the future from Immortus, the Lord of Time.
PAGE COUNT: 264
AVENGERS LEGENDS VOL. II: GEORGE PEREZ BOOK I TPB
Written by Jim Shooter, David Michelinie
Art by George Perez
This edition includes some of legendary George Pérez's finest work —
including classic confrontations with Ultron and the Taskmaster.
PAGE COUNT: 160