He’s a wonder, WW fans…
Comics great George Perez announced his retirement in January (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 #7 was Justice League of America. (Click here.) Next up on the countdown:
6. WONDER WOMAN
After Crisis on Infinite Earths shook up the status quo at DC, Superman was handed to John Byrne (and others), while Frank Miller (and others) gave Batman a reboot. But what about Wonder Woman? Enter George Perez. Initially paired with writer Greg Potter (Issues #1-2) and then Len Wein (#3-17), Perez served as co-plotter and artist. By Issue #18 he added scripter to his duties, working in that capacity until #62. Perez’s version of Diana/Wonder Woman leaned heavily into her role as a feminist icon and utilized her Greek-mythology heritage as a foundation to expand her world and influence within the DC Universe. If you weren’t a Wonder Woman fan before Perez, you couldn’t say that after he worked on the character. — Anthony Durso
NEXT: The #5 Pick is…
— The Complete TOP 13 GEORGE PEREZ COUNTDOWN. Click here.
— Comics Pros Pick Their Favorite GEORGE PEREZ Covers. Click here.