I was flipping through Marvel: The Expanding Universe Wall Chart book and noticed this Hellcat drawing by George Perez and Vince Colletta from AVENGERS #144 (Feb 1976) Marvel Comics.
Comic Book Men's Mike Zapcic: "I think getting to meet George Perez was probably the best thing for me."
EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW – Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen of AMC’s Comic Book Men
Posted: January 23, 2017
During Jekyll Comic Con 2016 this past December, we got a chance to sit down with Mike Zapcic and Ming Chen of AMC’s hit show Comic Book Men – the reality TV show based on the lives, careers, and often offbeat personalities of the staff of the Kevin Smith owned comic book store Jay & Silent Bob’s Secret Stash in Red Bank, NJ.(excerpt)
NN: You guys see a lot of celebrities come into your store on the show. Who do you think was the coolest one you’ve got to meet thus far?
Both: (emphatically) “Stan Lee”
Chen: (laughs) “You mean other than Stan Lee, right?”
NN: Well, yes, other than Stan Lee, of course.
Chen: “Take Stan Lee off the table, and I think anyone from the old Star Wars universe, Billy Dee Williams or Peter Mayhew most notably. Like, if you told me when I was a kid that Chewbacca would come in or I’d be sitting there playing cards with Lando, I wouldn’t believe you.”
My current favorite store, Five Below (everything for $5 or less), is currently selling comic books: Marvel 4 Pack for $4.
I actually did not see any True Believers: Infinity Gauntlet, but I would think the distributor would include the book (as I found a few various True Believers comics in both of the packs I bought). I think this is a good deal and will be back at the store to buy a few more (perhaps visit a different location to see if they have different stock).
NOTE: The digital codes are all expired and will not redeem.
My #custom 6" classic 80s #Troia from the design of #GeorgePerez , for the #DCUniverse #actionfigure line. .
Used Raven as base figure. I cut off her hood, cape and skirt, then sculpted over a new hair and separate pieces of her armors. Then painted accordingly using acrylic paints and sprays.
THE DC UNIVERSE BY MIKE MIGNOLA HC
Please note that Aquaman is erroneously missing from the DC Comics Presents 1981 pin-up by George Perez, according to aquamanshrine.net. Aquaman was a guest-star on issue #5. Rob speculates, "Somehow, Arthur was either forgotten by Perez when he was roughing out the sketch, or he was left off a list presumably sent to him by DC (by editor Julius Schwartz?). And yet no one forgot Man-Bat or Hoppy The Marvel Bunny. Geez."
Below is the original art, courtesy of thebristolboard.tumblr.com.
Google Play is currently running a free $5 credit for first time buyers promotion... so applying that to any collected comic book and it's a good deal. For example, the Infinity Gauntlet book will be $3.79 (plus taxes, if applicable). This is a good deal if you have an Android tablet and looking to add some books in your collection.
Personally speaking, although this is a good price, I actually already own this on Comixology, as well as in print (the original monthlies and the collected hardcover).. so I'm not going to re-buy it on another format.