CBR'S #3 ALL TIME FAVORITE ARTISTS & WRITER
by Brian Cronin, Contributing Writer
Posted: October 18, 2006
#3 ARTIST: George Perez - 399 points (10)
George Perez first broke into comics in the early '70s, drawing backups
for Marvel's magazine line. Soon, Perez was gaining enough attention
that he was given one of Marvel's bigger titles, "The Avengers." Perez
was a hit on the book, and for most of the '70s, Perez kept busy on a
number of assignments for Marvel, including a run on "Fantastic Four"
with Marv Wolfman.
DEADLY HANDS OF KUNG-FU #8 (Jan 1975)
Towards the beginning of the '80s, Perez was already doing work for DC
Comics, drawing "Justice League of America." When his old "Fantastic
Four" partner, Wolfman, made the move to DC, Perez and Wolfman got
together to launch the "New Teen Titans."
The book was a smash hit, both critically and commercially, and Perez and Wolfman were instant comic book stars.
"Titans" was the perfect mixture of Perez' strengths - clean, but still
dynamic and just a little ornate. In addition, Perez had soon gained a
reputation as being one of the best artists out there for drawing large
groups of heroes (note the team books he worked on - "Avengers,"
"Justice League," "Titans" - he loved the group shots).
On "Titans," Perez honed his skills, becoming more and more detailed.
His ability to draw large groups was put to the test when, in 1985, he
joined Wolfman on "Crisis on Infinite Earths," the massive DC crossover
that changed the DC Universe forever and remains a favorite amongst
comic readers. It also gave Perez the chance to draw lots and lots and
lots of characters.