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George Perez (American, b.1954)

Comic Book Art

Who is George Perez?

George Perez is an American comic book artist and writer whose seminal work with both DC and Marvel comics have helped shape a large part of the comic landscape since the 1970s.  He’s won the 1979 Eagle Award for his work on The Avengers and an Inkpot Award in 1983, as well as many Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Awards for Favorite Artist, Favorite Penciler, and three consecutive years as their Favorite Cover Artist (1985 - 1987)

While many artists and writers have come and gone between the two major comic publishers, Perez worked on so many highly-anticipated limited series and large-scale adventures, that his work is considered par-excellence in the comic artist field. 

What is Comic Artist George Perez Famous For?

Perez is best known for his work on The Avengers and Wonder Woman, as well as the indomitable limited series Crisis on Infinite Earths. He produced major work for both DC and Marvel, as well as Image Comics and BOOM! Studios. 

With Marv Wolfman he co-created the New Teen Titans, which become DC top selling comic book competing directly with Marvel’s Uncanny X-Men in sales. Also worth mentioning that many of the characters in DC’s movies and TV shows were either created by him or influenced by his work. For example, Cyborg (from Justice League movie and Doom Patrol TV series), Raven & Starfire from TV’s Titans, Slade from Arrow, 

How Did George Perez Get Started?

George Perez’s early career was as a penciler for a two-pager based on the character Deathlok in Astonishing Tales No. 25 in 1974 for Marvel Comics. His work was soon in-demand there, where he went on to illustrate The Avengers for much of the 1970s. 

What Comics Did George Perez Illustrate?

George Perez is best known for his series of covers for Crisis on Infinite Earths and Infinity Gauntlet both of which represented huge limited series for their respective comic publishers (the former for DC and the latter for Marvel). At the time, these were some of the best-selling comics of their era, tying in almost every major superhero and creating epic covers that had all of the hallmarks of a Perez piece. Perspective, action, and especially drama.

What Comic Characters Did George Perez Create?

George Perez created the White Tiger, the first Puerto Rican superhero, for Marvel in 1975. White Tiger became a recurring character in many Marvel comics at this time, including almost all of the Spider-Man titles from the 1970s. He also created the famed Spider-Man supervillain, the Taskmaster in the 1980s -- who recently appeared in the new Spider-Man video game. Starting with the debut in November 1980, Perez and co-creator Marv Wolfman created New Teen Titans. While he didn’t create them, his work on The Avengers as well as his limited series runs will be what most fans remember Perez for in the years to come. 

What Comic Book Publishers Did George Perez Work For?

Perez worked for Marvel Comics, DC, and many other smaller publishers including Image and Boom. He is best known for his work with the major comic publishers. 

How Much is a George Perez Original Comic Book Art Worth?

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