I think George Perez has had an amazing run in comics, and I think his run on Teen Titans with Marv Wolfman will long be considered a career highlight.
I find it interesting that he's back doing one of DC Comics' headline titles.
He recently posted this on Facebook, and since that's read by countless millions and retweeted and linked to my millions of others, I'm stealing it for here.
Here's what George wrote about his new gig as part of the DC Comics reboot of Superman:
"Since I'm not going to be doing any interviews regarding the Superman reboot (not wishing to inadvertently spill any plot beans) I just want to give you all the skinny on what exactly I'm doing on the book. As was recently revealed is that I will be writing the new series Superman: The Man Of Tomorrow.
"What wasn't explained is that I'm also doing the thumbnail layouts for the book, something I did for artist Kerry Gammill years ago when I worked on Action Comics. This way, I'd be providing my storytelling style, body language and suggestions for facial expression, but the final look of the book and characters will be handled by Jesus Merino, and from what I've seen of his work so far, we're going to work quite well together.
I am a graduate of Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. We have a large list of alumni who have gone on to bigger and better things. Some of these people include Regis Philbin, Martin Scorsese, and comic book legend George Perez. My brother Danny is an art teacher there and he informed me a few months back that the school was able to secure George Perez to come in and do a talk with the art students of the school. My brother told me to come in and meet him.
Prior to meeting Mr. Perez at my old high school, I first met him at the NY Comic Con. In my blog about the Con, I mentioned that I was going to get a bunch of books signed and graded by CGC and I got my copy of “Crisis on Infinite Earths” #7 signed by Mr. Perez.
On Monday, Mr. Perez arrived at the school where he was greeted outside of my brother’s classroom with a display of reproductions of numerous comic book covers of his work through the years - some of the covers that were reproduced were used from my collection.
This weekend was the 4th annual New York Comic Con (NYCC).
I have been going to the NY Comic Con ever since it began four years ago. Before the NY Comic Con, I had been to several small conventions in the area over the years. When the NY Comic Con was started, I wasn’t planning on going because I figured the admission would be a bit expensive and I had a one year old boy at home. However, I discovered that since I’m a librarian, I could sign up as a “professional” and get in for free! Unfortunately, this year professionals didn’t get in for free and we had to pay a small admission price. However, we had our own separate entrance onto the convention floor and I got in just as things opened up.
Since I started going to the NYCC, my main concern besides seeing if I can get some cheap comics was getting my books graded by CGC. Over the past few years, I’ve gotten the following books from my collection graded “Incredible Hulk” #181, “Ultimate Spider-man” #1, and “Uncanny X-Men # 139. Getting your books graded by CGC can be expensive. It’s about $16 a book plus insurance and shipping. I decided this year would be different. I decided to get a few books graded, but this time, I decided to get them signed and graded.
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