A few days after the death of Neal Adams, another great of American comics is leaving us: the legendary artist George Pérez, a seminal writer for both the Marvel and DC Comics worlds, has passed away on May 6, 2022 at the age of 67 due to complications from his cancer.
Pérez was the illustrator of countless comicssome of which have made history: it is the case of Crisis on Infinite Earthsthe first real crossover event between modern superheroes, or JLA / Avengers, historical comic created in collaboration between Marvel and DC Comics. Pérez was also the designer of the plot, among other things The Infinity Gauntlet and Thanos' famous "Snap", made famous by the Marvel Studios films.
George Pérez recently wrote his own miniseries for BOOM! titled Sirens (2014). In 2017 entered the Will Eisner Award Hall of Fame, one of the highest awards for a comic book writer. In 2019, Pérez announced his retirement due to health reasons, and just a few months ago, George Pérez revealed he has terminal cancer by expressing his willingness to forgo medical treatment to spend more time with loved ones to be able to spend.
According to his statements The world of comics has shown all its affection for the legendary artist in recent months to pay homage to him with various kinds of tributes. Among the latest works by Pérez is one of the variant covers of Dark Crisis #7 (an event that admittedly owes much to the cartoonist), which will be distributed next December.