DC joins fans from all over the world in mourning the passing of George Pérez.
As a writer, co-plotter, penciller, and inker, George Pérez left an indelible mark on the world of comics, bringing pleasure to a legion of fans and influencing a whole generation of creative talent.
“George Pérez had an art style that was both dynamic and incredibly expressive,” said DC Publisher and Chief Creative Officer Jim Lee. “His art was the perfect storytelling canvas for some of the most important events in DC history. While he will be sorely missed, his work will live on with a countless number of fans, as well as all the talent he’s influenced over the years.”
While at DC, Pérez’s art style was the perfect fit for The New Teen Titans with writer Marv Wolfman. Together, they changed the face of team comic books while elevating the status of several DC characters once thought of merely as sidekicks. Pérez was also the artistic force behind the groundbreaking Crisis on Infinite Earths, the maxiseries that not only celebrated DC’s 50th anniversary, but radically restructured DC character continuity.
“Just like all of the comic book fans that he was always so overjoyed at meeting at a signing or convention, I’ll forever cherish the time that I got to spend with George,” said DC Editor-in-Chief Marie Javins. “He was a one-of-a-kind person that brought so much joy to the world, and we are all better for having known George and his impressive body of work.”
Recently, his groundbreaking work on the DC and Marvel crossover JLA/Avengers was reprinted with proceeds benefiting the Hero Initiative, the charity dedicated to helping comic book creators in medical or financial need.
Marvel Comics pauses to reflect upon the life and career of beloved writer and
legendary artist George Pérez, who was widely known and respected for his incredible talent, kindness and generosity in the comics community and beyond. During his career at Marvel, he contributed to several ongoing titles, such as THE AVENGERS, THE INHUMANS, and FANTASTIC FOUR. He also co-created Marvel’s first Latin American SuperHero and first Puerto Rican mainstream character, Hector Ayala, AKA White Tiger, which inspired more heroes under the same alias.
George won numerous awards, starting with the Eagle Award in 1979 for his time on THE AVENGERS #167-168 and #170-177, and two Eagles after that. He also received an Inkpot Award, several Comics Buyer’s Guide Fan Awards, and a Jack Kirby Award for Best Finite Series two years in a row. Most recently, George received an Inkwell Award, specifically a lifetime achievement award in inking.
George made an indisputable impact on the comics community and its fans. He was well-known for being a friendly and approachable creator, particularly for his warmth, generosity, and kind nature. He will be deeply missed by all that knew him and were touched by his many decades of work.
The CW has canceled Legends of Tomorrow after its 7th season, Batwoman after its 4th, Naomi after its first. This leaves three CWverse shows currently running; The Flash (on its 9th and potentially final season), Superman & Lois (currently airing its 2nd season), and Stargirl (with a 3rd season on the way). There are also two shows working their way down the pipeline, Justice U, where John Diggle trains team of 5 young metahumans, and Gotham Knights, which follows Bruce Wayne's rebellious adopted son in the wake of Bruce's murder as he's forced to forge an unlikely alliance with the children of Batman's enemies after they are all framed for killing the Caped Crusader.
If you’ve ever dreamed of exploring the DC Universe, then the new collection of DC animated shorts, DC Showcase: Constantine - The House of Mystery, will blow you away. This disparate batch of tales takes you through multiple time periods and genres, from the dystopian world of Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth, to the candy-colored 1960’s of Blue Beetle, to the wartime mash-up of The Losers, to the unimaginable horror offered by the collection’s all-new short, Constantine - The House of Mystery.
“All these shorts ended up inhabiting these different time periods and places within the DC Universe,” supervising producer Rick Morales noted. “The powers that be asked me if I would be interested in doing a few shorts. I said yes and began talking to writer Jim Krieg about it. He already had the idea to do this Constantine short, and it became clear very quickly that this would be the lynchpin short.”
Constantine - The House of Mystery picks up where the magician’s last appearance, in Justice League Dark: Apokolips War, left off, as John Constantine deals with the consequences of messing with reality.
DC Showcase – Constantine: The House of Mystery is now available on Blu-ray and Digital 4K.
Arriving in August, AMAZING FANTASY #1000 will be a giant-sized one-shot brought together by some of the industry’s most acclaimed creators. The collection of stories will explores the past and future of Amazing Spider-Man storytelling in tales that leave a profound impact on the Spider-Man mythos and showcase why Spidey is one of the most beloved heroes in history.
Here’s just some of what fans can expect from this landmark issue:
Visionary writer Neil Gaiman’s grand return to the Marvel Universe
Emmy Award winning creator behind Veep and Avenue 5 Armando Iannucci’s Marvel Comics debut
Spider-Man mastermind Dan Slott and superstar artist Jim Cheung team up to explore the enduring love between Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson in a story set in the far future
Acclaimed artist Michael Cho and novelist Anthony Falcone introduce a new Spider-Man villain
Ho Che Anderson crafts a horror-fueled Spidey adventure that cuts to Peter Parker’s core
Plus stories by Rainbow Rowell, Jonathan Hickman, and many more!
“It’s Spider-Man’s 60th and we wanted to celebrate in style by inviting some of the greatest creative minds in the world to celebrate it!” Editor Nick Lowe said.
fans will return to the SPIDER-VERSE this August in a brand-new EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE limited series by Dan Slott, Mark Bagley and more!
Over the course of five issues, EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE will introduce brand-new Spider-heroes as well as catch up with classic favorites such as Araña, Spider-Man Noir, Spider-Gwen, and Spider-Man: India! Each thrilling issue will contain three stories packed with debuts, new status quos, and seeds for an overarching saga that will set the stage for THE END OF SPIDER-VERSE, a new epic launching later this year.
“Marvel has decided to do the unthinkable, go big, and bring the saga of the comic book Spider-Verse to a fiery conclusion,” Slott shared with Polygon. “Yes, that’s right. Later this year we shall all bear witness to THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE!”
This year marks Ghost Rider's 50th anniversary, and Marvel is celebrating with a special one-shot that puts the spotlight on the Spirit of Vengeance's past, present, and future. ComicBook.com can exclusively reveal Ghost Rider: Vengeance Forever #1, from writer Benjamin Percy and artist Juan José Ryp, and a cover by Björn Barends. The anniversary one-shot ties into Percy's current run on Ghost Rider while also paying tribute to the creators who came before him. Readers will also be introduced to a new character named Necro the Tattooist who will give Johnny Blaze a warning about his future.
"For the 50th anniversary of Ghost Rider, I wanted to do something epic, so I dreamed up an issue that channeled and celebrated the wild legacy of all the creators and stories who came before me," Ghost Rider writer Benjamin Percy told ComicBook.com via email. "I did so by interweaving a larger story -- about Johnny Blaze in the present-- with smaller stories that spotlight Danny, the Midnight Sons, Ghost Rider 2099, and more, so many and so much more, including never-before-seen iterations of the Spirit of Vengeance. We'll travel to the far past and the near future, and the frame for all of this involves a new, haunting character known as Necro the Tattooist. He brings to the surface the secrets we carry beneath our skin. Juan Jose Ryp is the artist assigned to this special anniversary issue, and he is especially brilliant at conjuring beautiful nightmares. Brace yourself: this issue will leave its burnt-rubber mark on you."
DC's Human Target maxiseries is getting a new addition. DC announced plans to publish Tales of the Human Target, a 48-page one-shot that will expand upon the world of Tom King and Greg Smallwood's buzzed-about series. The one-shot anthology will be written by King with art by an impressive array of artists, including Smallwood, Mikel Janín, Rafael Albuquerque, and Kevin Maguire. All of them will be teaming up to tell stories of what happened before Chance drank the poison intended for Lex Luthor, which kicked off the events of Human Target late last year.
In this one-shot anthology, Christopher Chance "teams up" with members of the Justice League International – some of whom already are prominently involved in this story – in four connecting mysteries, and one of them may be responsible for the poison that has The Human Target living on borrowed time. The issue will feature a main cover by Smallwood, which is reminiscent of hard-boiled detective novels of the 60's and 70's.
Sony expands their Spidey universe with an 'El Muerto' film starring Bad Bunny
Enters the ring on Jan. 12, 2024
Lucasfilm and Disney+ have released the first full trailer for the Disney+ exclusive limited series Obi Wan Kenobi, premiering May 25th.