News‎ > ‎

Mystery writer is working with George Perez on a comic book project

posted Jan 25, 2021, 5:00 PM by Vu Sleeper
From Ilke

BACK ISSUE! #122 (Aug 2020)
TwoMorrows Publishing
Excerpted from John Trumbull's interview with Spencer Beck in BACK ISSUE #122 (Oct 2020):

JOHN TRUMBULL: What's been the biggest adventure in your years of representing [George Pérez]?

SPENCER BECK: That's a tough one. There's been a lot of them. That's not an easy question. There's too many. There's one writer, I can't say the name, that George always wanted to work with in the last decade or two--and he never got the opportunity to work with. When this writer saw George's retirement announcement, he wrote this glowing article about how much he idolized George and regretted how he never had the opportunity to work with him.

TRUMBULL: So it was mutual.

BECK: Yes. I called George and said, "Creator X loves you and wants to work with you. I know you've said you would kill to work with Creator X." And through a mutual best friend of this creator I called him and can't use the words the guy said--but there were some expletives involved! "'Expletive' yes, I would kill for the opportunity [to work with him]. How about this? I'll write a story for him, and the deadline is whenever it's done."

TRUMBULL: So it's going to happen?

BECK: It's going to happen. It might be five years, it might be two years. He said, "Let him do one page every three months. I don't care. I just want the opportunity to put on my resume that I wrote one of the final stories for George Pérez."

TRUMBULL: That really says something.