First Stan Lee passes away, and now the legendary George Perez is retiring.
It really feels like the sun is setting on this era of comics.
It's sad to hear, but it's something we knew was coming eventually. George Perez is one of the greatest artists of the industry. Clearly his greatest strength was his highly detailed and complex page layouts. The way he would organize moments on pages seemed to really highlight the "mythical" aspect of what was happening, his pages read almost like stain glass windows in churches, that seem to gently yet firmly say, "hey, pay attention, what's happening here is important." Also the way he draws characters seems like the most basic, distilled versions of them, especially in his Teen Titans and Wonder Woman art, it's like he was trying to get down to the most basic and archetypal visual look he could get to, while still being as modern and contemporary for the time. I think that Teen Titans can still trace its success back to his input.