ACCENT ON THE FIRST 'E'
Cover Price: $0.35
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Fanzine with lots of black and white illustrations from early in Perez's career. Limited to 600 copies.
Scan by Christos
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Full cover art:
Accent on the First 'E' value?
posted Feb 16, 2011 8:12 PM by vu sleeper
Bobby writes 2/16/2011 18:08:02:
have a question about Accent on the First 'E' by George. I wanted to
know what is the real story on this books printings and a possible
value? I heard that there is less then 600 copies of this book because
of a flood at the publishers warehouse. Is this true? Also, I have a
signed copy what would this be worth in your opinion because I can't
find any selling anywhere?
Any info would be much appreciated.
Quantum Blog: The Pace is Set
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
posted Jun 3, 2010 8:58 PM by vu sleeper
Page #24 of the portfolio section to Pérez: Accent On the First "E"
published in 1977 by Omnibus. The pin-up is titled "On Her Majesty's
Secret Service" and features Sean Connery as Ian Fleming's James Bond,
Diana Rigg as Emma Peel & Patrick Macnee as John Steed from TV's The Avengers
and Michael Caine as Harry Palmer from the 1965 film The Ipcress File
Art from 1977 - 11x17.
posted Jun 17, 2009 2:07 AM by vu sleeper [ updated a minute agoJun 17, 2009 2:28 AM ]
THE PACE IS SET!
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
We’ll return to our scheduled saga of my time with Star Trek in Hollywood
in a couple of posts. For now, there are a couple of other things I
want to talk about. One of them is the man I consider the single
greatest living artist in comic books: The one and only George Perez!
Here’s the wrap-around cover of the portfolio book Perez: Accent on the First E,
which I ordered through the mail in high school. Click on the image to
get the full effect! This early rendering of the Fantastic Four, the
Silver Surfer, and Galactus demonstrates, even at the dawn of his
professional career, everything that George’s work is about. I still
have my copy of Accent,
signed by George himself. At the time I was heavily into using
Prismacolor pencils and I colored some of the drawings in the book,
which are mostly black-and-white pencil reproductions. I wish now I
hadn’t done that. It’s one of those things you do when you’re very
young and not thinking about what you’re doing.
is one of the last great “classical” comic book artists, the guys who
came directly off the influence of the pioneers like Jack Kirby, et al. He names the long-running Superman
artist Curt Swan, as well as Kirby, among his major influences. George
is also one of the last Marvel artists to have a nickname. In the first
generation of Marvel Comics, one of the ways that the company formed
bonds and camaraderie with fans was by dubbing its creative talent with
nicknames: Stan “The Man” Lee, Jack “King” Kirby, Rascally Roy Thomas,
Jazzy John Romita, etc. George was very fittingly dubbed “The
Pacesetter” and did his first major work on The Avengers, his favorite
Marvel book, with writer Stainless Steve Englehart. (The name
“Pacesetter” survives today as the title of the official magazine
devoted to George’s work. The only other comic book artist with a
regular magazine specifically about him is Jack Kirby himself. A couple
of Pacesetter issues contain articles that I wrote about George’s incredible work on the 1979 X-Men Annual and his career breakthrough on the Marvel adaptation of the film Logan’s Run.)
[ Read more THE PACE IS SET!
From Comic Art Fans, thanks to Ilke Hincer
From Creation Entertainment
33 YEARS OF CREATION
Wednesday, August 27, 2003 4:55:03 PM
GEORGE PEREZ has drawn just about every
major Marvel and DC character at some point in his amazing career- a
good friend and great talent.
(Vu: As shown signing autographs for ACCENT ON THE FIRST 'E' (1977).)
From George Perez, via PEREZ OBSCURA #1 (thanks to Marcus Mebes.)
January 7, 2003 | Site Update
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 DEATH TRAIN."
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.
From Nick Rivera Jr
| July 17, 2002 |
NY Sci-Fi 2002 Review
George Pérez honestly has make a strong impact in my life. He is the reason I draw and paint today.
In 1984 my father gave me a copy of ''Accent on the First E''
by George Perez, I was 4 years old... and since then all I do is draw
aside from my real job. I traced every page of that book cover to
cover, every single day when I was 5,6 years old.
As I got older I simply refused to trace
knowing that George didn't trace the drawings... so I started to draw
them by eye, literally mastering every detail of each page.
If you've seen this book before you'll
know that it's an awesome black and white showcase book if Pérez's
early art. From then on.... I would draw everything in sight....
tables, cars, faces....... everything.
Trying every day to be a master at detail like George.
Today I draw and paint as a side job and it was all because of ''Accent on the First E''....that book rocked my life!
I still have it till this day along with
literally thousands of other George Pérez comics and posters......and I
just wanted to express my love and respect for the man's talent and
what he has inspired me to do.
Well I'm happy to tell
you that I met him at the New York Sci-fi and Fantasy Art Show at
Madison Square Garden on the 30th of June.
Hahahaha.... like a
little punk I almost cried. LOLOL picture a 22 year old at a show
crying over a comic book artist. But I held it in. I let out one tear
when I got home.
The show was great. I
little small but George Pérez was all I cares about. Wow... all types
of people were there... Adam West, Billy Dee Williams... Virgil from
wrestling... Stacey Walker(((hot fantasy art Model))) and a whole lot
of other top name comic book people.
But you know..... I honestly didn't give a !@#$% about those people.
Mr. Pérez was the only one I cared about. He took a picture with me and
autographed 3 books. The man was simply amazing. I wanted to stay with
him there till the show was done....but I didn't want him to think I
was a nut. LOL
So I walked around the
place to loosen up and found myself walking in circles to George's
table over and over and over again. LOLOLOL.... what a memory. All the
other artist..... I didn't even say hello to them or even ask for an
autograph. It's like those people were all shadows.
I was that shocked.
Well it was a pleasure meeting George Pérez and I have the memories to enjoy forever. Or until I hopefully meet him again.
FANTASTIC FOUR (1977), published in ACCENT ON THE FIRST E, from Christos
DR DOOM, published in ACCENT ON THE FIRST E, from Christos
LOGAN'S RUN, published in ACCENT ON THE FIRST E, from Christos
X-MEN, published in ACCENT ON THE FIRST E, from Christos
JOHN CARTER, WARLORD OF MARS (1977), art by George Perez/Joe Sinnott, published in ACCENT ON THE FIRST E and F.O.O.M. #20
BATMAN (1977), published in ACCENT ON THE FIRST E