Award-winning comic book writer and illustrator, George Pérez, was into comics since his early days growing up in the South Bronx. Pérez’s passion for the medium would lead him to his first job in the field as an artist’s assistant for Rich Buckler, making his official debut as a penciler just a year later on Marvel Comics’ Astonishing Tales #25. Pérez became a regular contributor at Marvel going on to co-create the character the White Tiger, which was comics’ first Puerto Rican superhero. He also worked on The Avengers, for which he won numerous awards, including an Eagle Award for Best Comicbook Cover and one for Favorite Artist. Pérez moved on to DC Comics where he took part in co-creating The New Teen Titans series. He later had the opportunity to work on DC’s epic story, Crisis On Infinite Earths, which won a couple of Jack Kirby Awards for Best Finite Series. DC Comics even named Pérez as one of the honorees in the company’s 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great.
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