Last year, the comic industry lost many of its most exemplary storytellers; among them was the legendary artist George Pérez.
Related: GEORGE PEREZ: Memories of a Fan and Artist
During his illustrious career at Marvel Comics, his talents graced the pages of flagship titles such as Avengers, Fantastic Four, and many more such as his contributions to one of comic books’ most inspirational sagas like Infinity Gauntlet and his seminal run on New Teen Titans that have ensured his artwork will live on for generations for fans to enjoy.
To celebrate the memory of George Pérez, Marvel Comics will celebrate his impact on the industry and Marvel Universe with a new line of variant covers. Working with his estate, Marvel Comics has collected rare drawings from George’s archives that have been beautifully restored and colored to be showcased on the covers of select Marvel releases in June. These covers spotlight George’s legendary depictions of Marvel’s greatest heroes, giving fans an opportunity to reflect on his groundbreaking work on the genre.
In a press release from Marvel Comics, Marvel VP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said about the project:
“George Pérez may no longer be with us, but his work is immortal. And so it’s a delight to be able to share these seldom-seen pieces by George done throughout his career with all of his legions of fans,”
Constance Eza of The George Perez Trust also shared:
“George loved his fans. He loved meeting them and he loved drawing for them. His joy was evident in every smile, hug and stroke of his pen. We are beyond thrilled and grateful that Marvel has conceived of this cover program to showcase some of his commissioned works to be enjoyed by fans the world over. We miss him terribly, but his art is part of a legacy that will continue to resonate for years to come. We hope you enjoy these never before published covers!”
Check out five of the covers, including non-final sketches, already scheduled for release now:
On Sale June 7, 2023
- FANTASTIC FOUR #8 VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
- FANTASTIC FOUR #8 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
On Sale June 21, 2023
- AVENGERS #2 VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
- AVENGERS #2 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
- SCARLET WITCH ANNUAL #1 VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
- SCARLET WITCH ANNUAL #1 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
- INCREDIBLE HULK #1 VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
- INCREDIBLE HULK #1 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
On Sale in July
- TBA #1 VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
- TBA #1 VIRGIN VARIANT COVER BY GEORGE PÉREZ
The GEORGE PÉREZ VARIANT COVERS will also be available as regular variant covers, and virgin covers, so look for them on your favorite titles throughout the year and stay tuned for more covers to be released from Marvel Comics.