After a battle with pancreatic cancer, legendary comic artist/writer George Perez passed away yesterday at the age of 67. Perez was best known for his work on The New Teen Titans, Wonder Woman, and Crisis on Infinite Earths for DC and The Avengers for Marvel. He had announced his retirement from comics work in 2019 due to vision problems and was diagnosed with cancer this past November.
I did not get a whole lot of exposure to Perez’s work back during my comic collecting days. He never worked on a Spider-Man title, which were my stock in trade, but I happened upon the stray issue or limited series here and there. By all accounts, he was a better man than he was artist, which is saying something. May his family find some solace in the fact that his talent has touched millions of people over the years.