Marvel Celebrates The Late George Perez With New June Variants

by Tony Thornley

Late last year, we lost George Perez, an artist whose influence was felt all across the industry. This June Marvel will celebrate his legacy with a series of variants featuring his iconic art.

Perez was one of several extremely high profile artists who unfortunately passed away in 2022. Without his work, superhero comics wouldn’t be what they are today. At Marvel he shaped the Avengers, Fantastic Four and the Hulk. In this new series of variants in cooperation with his estate, Perez’s work will grace the covers of several different Marvel books starting in June fully restored and recolored.

“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,” Marvel VP Executive Editor Tom Brevoort said.

“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,” Constance Eza of The George Perez Trust shared. “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 the first five covers and be sure to watch for more as they’re revealed soon!

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