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Encyclopedia > George Pérez
New Teen Titans #1, the most famous series George Perez drew for.

George Pérez (born June 9, 1954 in The Bronx, New York City, New York) is a Puerto Rican-American illustrator and writer of comic books. Along with John Byrne, he was arguably the most popular artist in American comic books in the 1980s. He primarily illustrates superhero comics, mainly published by DC Comics and Marvel Comics, and is known for his clean, dynamic, yet extremely ornate style. teen titans File links The following pages link to this file: DC Comics Teen Titans George Pérez ... teen titans File links The following pages link to this file: DC Comics Teen Titans George Pérez ... June 9 is the 160th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (161st in leap years), with 205 days remaining. ... 1954 was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Bronx is one of the five boroughs of [[New Bronx from the island of Manhattan. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the largest city, by population, in the United States. ... State nickname: Empire State Other U.S. States Capital Albany Largest city New York Governor George Pataki Official languages None Area 141,205 km² (27th)  - Land 122,409 km²  - Water 18,795 km² (13. ... A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ... Uncanny X-Men #135 (1980), cover by Byrne John Byrne (July 6, 1950 - ) is a British-born Canadian (now naturalised American) author and artist of comic books. ... Events and trends The 1980s marked an abrupt shift towards more conservative lifestyles after the momentous cultural revolutions which took place in the 1960s and 1970s and the definition of the AIDS virus in 1981. ... A superhero is a fictional character who is noted for feats of courage and nobility and who usually has a colorful name and costume and abilities beyond those of normal human beings. ... The current DC Comics logo, adopted in May 2005. ... Marvel Comics, sometimes called by the nickname House of Ideas, is an American comic book company. ...


Pérez's family migrated from Puerto Rico in the 1940's. Like many of the immigrants from Puerto Rico, they were poor and settled in the Bronx where there was and is a large Puerto Rican community (Barrio). Pérez's parents became factory workers. Eventually, they moved to Flushing in Queens, New York. There, Perez used to visit a comic book store called "Mike's Comic Hut" every chance he had. He became fasinated with comic books and their illustrations. 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Barrio is a Spanish word meaning neighborhood. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ... Queens is geographically the largest of the five boroughs of New York City in the United States, and the most ethnically diverse county in the U.S. It is coterminous with Queens County in the State of New York and is located on western Long Island. ...


Pérez came to prominence when he started illustrating The Avengers for Marvel Comics, starting with vol. 1 #141. His early style seemed very much influenced by Jack Kirby, one of Marvel's leading creators from the 1960s, albeit with a stronger sense of anatomy and a penchant for making his worlds seem bright and beautiful. The Avengers are a Marvel Comics superhero team, comprised of many of the Marvel Universes most popular and powerful heroes and the Marvel Comics counterpart to DC Comics Justice League of America. ... The Fantastic Four, one of Kirbys most famous creations Jack Kirby (August 28, 1917–February 6, 1994) was one of the most influential, recognizable and prolific artists in United States comic books. ... Events and trends The 1960s was a turbulent decade of change around the world. ...


In the 1970s he illustrated several other Marvel books, including Fantastic Four, where he began working with Marv Wolfman. This article provides extensive lists of events and significant personalities of the 1970s. ... The Fantastic Four (sometimes called the FF) are a Marvel Comics superhero group. ... Marv Wolfman is an American comic book writer. ...


Pérez soon moved over to work for DC Comics. Following a popular stint on Justice League of America, Pérez's career took off with the launch of The New Teen Titans, written by Wolfman. This incarnation of the Teen Titans was intended to be DC's answer to Marvel's increasingly-popular X-Men comic, and Wolfman and Pérez indeed struck gold. Moreover, Pérez's facility with layouts, details, and faces improved enormously during his four years on the book, making him one of the most popular artists in comics. The Justice League, featuring the Flash, Superman, Aquaman, Batman, Wonder Woman, the Martian Manhunter, and Green Lantern. ... The Teen Titans (also The New Teen Titans, The New Titans, and The Titans) is a team of comic book superheroes in the DC Comics universe. ... The X-Men are a group of comic book superheroes featured in Marvel Comics. ...


Wolfman and Pérez followed this with DC's 50th-anniversary event, Crisis on Infinite Earths, which purportedly featured every single character DC owned in a story which radically restructured the DC universe's continuity. Pérez was inked on the book by two of the best inkers in comics at the time: Dick Giordano and Jerry Ordway. Cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #1. ... In fiction, continuity is consistency of the characteristics of persons, objects, places and events seen by the reader or viewer. ... Richard Joseph Dick Giordano (July 20, 1932 - ) is a United States comic book artist and editor. ... Jerry Ordway is an American writer and artist of comic books best known for his work on DC Comics All-Star Squadron, Infinity Inc. ...

Cover of Wonder Woman #1, artwork by George Perez

Following Crisis, Pérez was responsible for relaunching Wonder Woman, tying her more closely to the Greek gods and jettisoning many of the extraneous elements of her history. Pérez at first worked with Len Wein on the stories, but eventually took over the full scripting chores. While not as popular as either Titans or Crisis, the book was a very successful relaunch of one of DC's flagship characters. The Modern Era Wonder Woman This image is a book cover. ... The Modern Era Wonder Woman This image is a book cover. ... Wonder Woman is a DC Comics superhero. ... Greek mythology comprises the collected legends of Greek gods, goddesses, heroes, and heroines, originally created and spread within an oral-poetic tradition. ... Len Wein is an American comic book writer and editor. ...


In the 1990s, Pérez left the spotlight, although he worked on several popular projects, most notably Sachs and Violens and Hulk: Future Imperfect, both written by Peter David. Events and trends The 1990s are generally classified as having moved slightly away from the more conservative 1980s, but keeping the same mind-set. ... Peter Allen David is an American writer, best known for his work in comic books and Star Trek novels. ...


Pérez finally returned to a major ongoing title for the third series of The Avengers, written by Kurt Busiek, where he remained for nearly three years, again receiving critical and fan acclaim for his polished and dynamic art. After leaving the book, he and Busiek worked to produce the long-awaited JLA/Avengers inter-company cross-over, which saw print in late 2003. The Avengers are a Marvel Comics superhero team, comprised of many of the Marvel Universes most popular and powerful heroes and the Marvel Comics counterpart to DC Comics Justice League of America. ... Kurt Busiek (born September 16, 1960) is an American comic book writer. ... 2003 is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Major Works

Crisis on Infinite Earths #1

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Trivia

Pérez is noted for often using a technical pen when inking. Unlike standard ink-dipped pens, technical pens tend not to allow the variety of line widths typically expected in comic book inking. This gives Pérez-inked work an unusual look.


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