DC Comics artist and author George Perez, who illustrated “New Teen Titans” and helped relaunch “Marvel Girl,” has died on the age of 67, the comics writer introduced on Saturday.
The South Bronx native died of pancreatic most cancers peacefully beside his spouse, Selection reported.
“George Pérez had an artwork fashion that was each dynamic and extremely expressive,” DC Writer and Chief Artistic Officer Jim Lee said in a statement.
“His artwork was the right storytelling canvas for a few of the most necessary occasions in DC historical past. Whereas he will probably be sorely missed, his work will dwell on with a numerous variety of followers, in addition to all of the expertise he’s influenced through the years.”
The author, co-plotter, penciller, and inker labored with writer Marv Wolfman on the enduring New Teen Titans sequence within the Eighties. Perez was additionally credited because the “inventive power” behind 1985’s crossover sequence “Disaster on Infinite Earths,” which celebrated the corporate’s fiftieth anniversary and streamlined continuity throughout its titles, in keeping with D.C.
Perez moreover was a contributor within the 1987 relaunch of “Marvel Girl,” which helped deliver “the character nearer to her roots in Greek mythology.”
He additionally designed Superman villain Lex Luthor’s iconic battle go well with in Motion Comics for the Man of Metal.
In 2003-2004, he illustrated the D.C. Comics-Marvel crossover “JLA/Avenger” that includes superheroes from the Justice League of America and the Avengers.
“Identical to all the comedian e-book followers that he was at all times so overjoyed at assembly at a signing or conference, I’ll eternally cherish the time that I bought to spend with George,” mentioned DC Editor-in-Chief Marie Javins.
“He was a one-of-a-kind person who introduced a lot pleasure to the world, and we’re all higher for having identified George and his spectacular physique of labor.”
In keeping with his shut good friend Constance Eza, a public memorial service has been scheduled for MEGACON Orlando at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Could 22.