GEORGE PEREZ ON LEGION OF 3 WORLDS, I
04-02-2008, 10:57 PM MattBrady
by Vaneta Rogers
George Perez is no stranger to Crises.
Now DC has tapped him to help out with another Crisis by drawing the Legion of Super-Heroes -- not just one of the teams, but three versions of them from three different universes -- in this summer's five-issue mini-series Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds.
Working with writer Geoff Johns, Perez will be drawing five oversized issues that readers can expect to be filled with characters in what Johns promises is an epic tale. Fans got a preview of the story and Perez's take on the Legion -- as well as a few surprise characters from the 21st century -- in this week's Action Comics #863, where Johns once again incorporated a comic book "trailer" to get readers excited about the upcoming project.
Johns and Perez last worked together on Infinite Crisis in 2005, when Perez did several pages to help out regular mini-series artist Phil Jimenez. And of course, as a veteran penciller in the comic book industry for over 30 years, Perez is also well-known for his role as penciller on Crisis of Infinite Earths.
So now that he's involved in the Final Crisis, Newsarama talked to Perez about the Legion story he's drawing, as well as his upcoming pages in DC Universe #0.
Newsarama: We talked to you way back in 2006 about your hopes of doing a Legion comic once you finished work on Brave and the Bold. Smart Newsarama readers could have just looked at our interviews with you to guess what you were doing next. Has this been in the works that long, or did it take them awhile to find the right Legion comic for you?
George Perez: Well, actually, after the first time I talked to them about it, Steve Wacker was still working at DC, and he was doing the Legion books. And there was talk about certain Legion projects. Some of that fell by the wayside once he left the company. But there were constant talks, and I thought the closest I was going to get at that point was drawing the Legion in Brave and the Bold.