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Guest of Honor George Perez Spotlight Panel at Baltimore Comic-Con

posted Oct 12, 2009, 10:24 AM by Vu Sleeper

BALTIMORE COMIC-CON 2009 (10-11 Oct 2009)
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by Jim Gibbons, Contributing Writer, posted: 13 minutes ago 

While voices on bullhorns drifted over the heads of the shorts-clad crowd participating in the Baltimore Running Festival outside Charm City's convention center, a second crowd of people bogged down with backpacks and long boxes made their way inside. On a drizzle-filled Saturday, Baltimore Comic-Con had begun.

Among the first events to pull people out from lines in Artist Alley was the Spotlight on George Perez panel, highlighting the legendary artist and Guest of Honor's 35 years in the comics industry. Known for his work on titles like "New Teen Titans," "Crisis on Infinite Earths," "Avengers," "Wonder Woman," and most recently "Final Crisis: Legion of Three Worlds" with Geoff Johns, Perez - in a floral print shirt with a Diet Coke in hand - sat in front of a packed room full of comic fans. Though the thin, red riser walls of the panel room allowed plenty of ambient noise - and three bellowing PA announcements about a young girl named Grace Burns who had been separated from her family - to drift into the panel, fans sat with all eyes on Perez.

Perez began with some news for Titans aficionados. Though he said he is turning down more work than he can possibly accept right now, Perez's parter-in-crime Marv Wolfman apparently found the plot to a Titans graphic novel entitled "Games" that was lost long ago. The book will be out by October of 2010 and will run 120 pages.

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