Stretching his artistic muscles…
Comics great George Perez announced his retirement this month (click here) and we’re celebrating his illustrious career across 13 days with the TOP 13 GEORGE PEREZ COUNTDOWN — ranking his best work going back to his professional beginnings in the 1970s. I’m personally most familiar with Perez’s DC output, so I’ve enlisted 13th Dimension contributor Anthony Durso to make the daily picks. (He also made that fancy banner.) Get your arguments ready, folks! — Dan
Pick #13 was The Infinity Gauntlet. (Click here.) Next up on the countdown:
12. FANTASTIC FOUR
From 1975 to 1980, George Perez was THE artist on Fantastic Four, handling pencils on the majority of the issues from #164 to #192, plus two Annuals (I first encountered his work on Issue #184, part of a three-pack of comics purchased at the drug store).
Perez’s issues were chock full of the classics (Klaw, Molecule Man, Impossible Man, the Frightful Four), as well as new friends and foes for the FF (Tigra, Thundra, the Brute, Salem’s Seven, and…the Texas Twister!). Not to mention the exo-skeleton Thing suit Ben Grimm used when he lost his power, man! This was a great entry point for readers and Perez was up to the tasks that the rotating door of writers threw at him. — Anthony Durso
NEXT: The #11 Pick… click here.
— The Complete TOP 13 GEORGE PEREZ COUNTDOWN. Click here.
— Comics Pros Pick Their Favorite GEORGE PEREZ Covers. Click here.