George Pérez, cartoon icon, dies at the age of 67

Cartoon icon George Pérez , one of the most famous and acclaimed American cartoonists of the last half century, has died at the age of 67 from complications of pancreatic cancer.


Pérez is probably best known for launching New Teen Titans in 1980 with writer Marv Wolfman , where the two created Cyborg , Raven and Starfire and Dick Grayson who became Nightwing . Wolfman and Pérez later reshaped the DC Universe with Crisis on Infinite Earths which, in turn, led Pérez to re-launch Wonder Woman in 1987 with a beloved five-year series that redefined Diana for a new generation.

At Marvel, where Pérez began with comics, he is probably best remembered for two Avengers series; with Steve Englehart in the 1970s and then with Kurt Busiek in the 1990s, where the two relaunched the series in 1998 with great success.