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Paste Magazine: Our Favorite Comic Book Cover Artists of All Time

posted Feb 9, 2019, 8:00 AM by Vu Nguyen

WONDER WOMAN #7 (Aug 1987)
DC Comics
Paste Magazine listed George Perez in "Our Favorite Comic Book Cover Artists of All Time"

George Pérez: Pound for pound, nobody has drawn more superheroes than Pérez. His exacting pencils have covered a huge swath of the Big Two’s most sacred creations, with the exception of extensive work in the X-Universe. The Fantastic Four, Avengers, JLA, The New Teen Titans and literally every DC character (at the time) in Crisis on Infinite Earths. His covers reflect this awe-inspiring range, brimming with shared-universe scuffles and demigod poses mimicked the world over by toddlers in cardboard domino masks and bath-towel capes. With such lively, empowering covers, there’s a certain irony that Pérez's most famous image portrays a weeping Superman holding the lifeless body of his cousin, Supergirl. And that eclecticism defines Perez’s greatest strength, the storytelling prowess to zoom from epic battles to intimacy from cover to cover. Sean Edgar