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:


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

Perez pencils. Joe Sinnott inks

NEXT: The #11 Pick… click here.

Anthony Durso is the owner of Retropolis Tees and the custom toy-package website The Toyroom.


— The Complete TOP 13 GEORGE PEREZ COUNTDOWN. Click here.

— Comics Pros Pick Their Favorite GEORGE PEREZ Covers. Click here.

Author: Dan Greenfield

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  1. My introduction to George Perez was at the very start of his Avengers run. He hooked me. Loved his anatomy and perspective.

    And long before I knew it had a name I was always really intrigued by how he used the “Kirby crackle”. I believe he probably understood and made better use of it than any other artist after Kirby.

    Sorry he’s not able to work at the level he would like to be anymore.

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