This issue of DEFENDERS was another book that I got out of a 3-Bag at either one of my local department stores or toy stores. It had a nice George Perez cover, but it wasn't an especially memorable issue. This was another book that had run into deadline troubles, and so the main story this … Continue reading BHOC: DEFENDERS #53

Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 3

Given that George left us only 24 hours ago, it seems fitting that today we take a look at the final portion of the PEREZ: ACCENT ON THE FIRST E Fanzine/Portfolio that Omnibus published in 1977, one of the first instances when George's work was singled out among his peers for praise and attention. This … Continue reading Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 3

Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 2

Here's the second part of the PEREZ: ACCENT ON THE FIRST E portfolio fanzine, published in 1977 by Omnibus Publishing. This was one of the first places where George's artwork was hailed within the fan press, a reflection of his growing popularity. While the opening portion of the volume was largely dedicated to a long … Continue reading Perez: Accent on the First E, Part 2

Perez: Accent on the First E

Given what he's going through and how much in the public eye he's been these past few months as a result, this seems like a good moment to revisit this early Fanzine/Portfolio dedicated to the work of George Perez. It was published in 1977 by Omnibus, and was the first real call-out as to George's … Continue reading Perez: Accent on the First E


This issue of AVENGERS was, you guessed it, another book that I bought during my trip to Heroes World in Levittown with my grandparents. It sported a very nice cover penciled by George Perez and inked by an infrequent collaborator, Terry Austin. Terry was at this point making John Byrne's work look its best over … Continue reading BHOC: AVENGERS #174

The Original Plot For The Unfinished JLA/AVENGERS Crossover

It's one of the great unfinished symphonies in the history of comics. After having successfully teamed up Superman and Spider-Man twice, Batman and the Incredible Hulk, and the X-Men and the New Teen Titans, in 1983 Marvel and DC were prepared to release JUSTICE LEAGUE OF AMERICA VS THE AVENGERS, uniting their two flagship teams … Continue reading The Original Plot For The Unfinished JLA/AVENGERS Crossover

Personal Best: AVENGERS #1

This book has been on my list to write about for a while now, but given the sad news regarding the health of artist George Perez, it now seems like something I should get too sooner rather than later. For those who are unaware, george has been diagnosed with inoperable and terminal cancer, and he's … Continue reading Personal Best: AVENGERS #1


I bought this issue of MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE on one of my weekly Thursday afternoon jaunts to the 7-11, for that is when the new comic books arrived. That's a nice cover by George Perez and Terry Austin, not that I needed to be convinced by any cover image to pick the book up. The Fantastic … Continue reading BHOC: MARVEL TWO-IN-ONE #42