George Perez’s Sirens # 2 NM Wraparound Cover A Boom! Studios NM Condition


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George Perez’s Sirens #2 (of 6) Wraparound Cover

BOOM! Studios
Written by George Perez
Art by George Perez
Genres Action/Adventure, Leading Ladies, Science Fiction

Page Count 25 Pages

Story, Art and Cover by George Perez.

Under attack by their greatest foe, Naida, the Sirens put together a last-ditch plan to keep their team-and their ship-together! With their memories of each other and themselves still hazy, the Sirens must re-learn how to work together before Naida destroys them all.

After a dense, but satisfying opener, Sirens returns with another lovingly-crafted installment, and whilst as a stand-alone issue, it’ll leave you scratching your head, if you enjoyed the mad brilliance of the first, you’re in for an absolute treat here.

Continuing directly off from the, shall we say, somewhat genocidal final panels of its predecessor, herein we bear witness to our heroines attempting to fix that particular wrong.

There’s a heck of a lot to take in, thanks to intricate layouts and massive bursts of dialogue and narration. But given the sheer craftmanship on display, it’s tough to truly hold this against it. Not a comic that you can read in passing, it requires…nay, demands that you settle down and really absorb it, ideally with a comfy chair, a cuppa and a biscuit or two.

Pérez’s art is still beautifully detailed, and you never lose sight of precisely what’s going on, with the pencils expertly directing you through the tangle of panels that constitute the layouts. The story progresses interestingly enough, and he manages to keep each of the Sirens’ dialogue feeling unique for each of them.

It of course remains to be seen precisely where Pérez is going with this, and ending with yet another cliffhanger is a bold move. But based on these first two issues, this promises to be a cracking slice of that little explored genre, feminist sci-fi. One to pick up.

George Perez (born June 9, 1954) is an American writer and illustrator of comic books, known for his work on titles including The Avengers, Teen Titans, and Wonder Woman. In 1980, while still drawing The Avengers for Marvel, Perez began working for their rival DC Comics. Offered the art chores for the launch of The New Teen Titans, written by Wolfman, Perez’ real incentive was the opportunity to draw Justice League of America (an ambition of Pérez’ which “seemed like a natural progress from the Avengers”). Long-time Justice League artist Dick Dillin died right around that time, providing an opportunity for Perez to step in as regular artist. While Perez’s stint on the JLA was popular with fans, his career took off with the New Teen Titans. The New Teen Titans was launched in a special preview in DC Comics Presents #26 (October 1980). This incarnation of the Titans was intended to be DC’s answer to Marvel’s increasingly popular X-Men comic, and Wolfman and Perez indeed struck gold. In August 1984, a second series of The New Teen Titans was launched by Wolfman and Perez. Moreover, Perez’s facility with layouts, details, and faces improved enormously during his four years on the book, making him one of the most popular artists in comics as evidenced by the numerous industry awards he would receive during this time. In 1985, DC Comics named Perez as one of the honorees in the company’s 50th anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great. Perez revealed in September 2013 that long term problems with his vision had reached the point where he had become essentially blind in his left eye due to hemorrhaging. Laser surgery was ruled out as an option the next month, leading to November 2013 operating room procedure. “According to my eye doctor the surgery went well and I have already noticed a small bit of improvement in the vision of my left eye,” Perez wrote on Facebook. “Before the operation, when I was asked ‘How many fingers am I holding up?’, I couldn’t even see the person’s hand. Now I can make out the number of fingers, albeit still fuzzy.”

In December 2021, he revealed that after undergoing surgery for a blockage in his liver, he had been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer. Given a prognosis of 6 to 12 months, he chose not to pursue treatment. In early 2022, both DC and Marvel included tributes to him and his work in their comics, and jointly approved a limited-run reprint of the 2003 JLA/Avengers story he illustrated (long tied up by disagreements between the rival publishers), as a benefit for The Hero Initiative.

Pérez died on May 6, 2022, due to complications from pancreatic cancer. His friend Constance Eza wrote the next day that the 67-year-old artist “passed away yesterday, peacefully at home” with his wife Carol and their family by his side. An open memorial service was held at MegaCon Orlando on May 22.


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