My first George Perez comics were Fantastic Four and Avengers in 1976. When I started putting it together that he was the artist, the guy making the comic look so awesome, he became my favorite. He’s been my #1 comic artist ever since.
His first DC story I saw was the New Teen Titans insert in DC Comics Presents #26. He was now at my favorite comic book company? I was really hoping to see him in JLA and that happened the very next month in issue #184. He took over as artist because longtime artist Dick Dillin had died of a heart attack.
About ten seconds after seeing his JLA, I wondered what a JLA/Avengers teamup would look like. It took nearly a quarter century to get there, but it happened.
So many wonderful memories.
New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, Brave & the Bold with my #1 writer Mark Waid, his early 90s Action Comics, Crisis on Infinite Earths, History of the DC Universe, Hulk: Future Imperfect, Marvel Team Up, Ultraforce
As Mitch Gerads said…
“The silver lining here is we have time to let him know that he is the absolute GOAT.”