George Peréz announces retirement from the comics industry
Over the weekend, George Peréz released a statement wherein he announced his formal retirement from comics. Citing health issues as the reason for his retirement, Peréz will still make convention appearances throughout the year, but he is no longer actively drawing commercially or taking commissions.
Peréz has had a long career in comics, both as a penciler and a writer. He and Marv Wolfman were frequent collaborators, most notably with their acclaimed run on The New Teen Titans and the revolutionary epic Crisis on Infinite Earths. Besides penciling the interiors for Crisis-- which had appearances from hundreds of characters, making it an impressive feat by itself-- Peréz also drew the covers, and the seventh issue’s cover alone has been imitated dozens of times in the years since.
He has also had great acclaim drawing Wonder Woman, The Avengers, Infinity Gauntlet, Justice League of America, Fantastic Four, and the absolutely amazing and impossible to find JLA/Avengers. Most recently Peréz contributed a variant cover for Action Comics #1000, and wrote and illustrated Sirens for BOOM! Studios.
Here’s hoping for better health and a long, happy retirement for Peréz. Check out the gallery below for just a sample of the truly great work this legendary creator has done over the years.