Jesse Marinoff Reyes ( Jesse Marinoff Reyes Design, Maplewood, N.J.)
George Perez (1954 – )!
Though not the out-of-left-field comic artist that a Mark Schultz was, on the other hand there had to be standards of excellence in mainstream comics that were, in a sense, part of the continuity passed along by the Silver Age Masters—the John Romitas, John Buscemas, Jim Starlins, Dick Giordanos, Murphy Andersons and Gil Kanes of the industry—as the Copper Age (1984-91) of comics history segued into the Modern Age (1992-present).
With a career that began in the mid-1970s, the baton was passed to artists like Perez, who ably carried that legacy with them. Perez made his mark in the early-1980s on a run on The Justice League of America and later on The New Teen Titans, becoming one of the industry’s most popular and critically acclaimed artists (winning a number of Eagle Awards, an Inkpot Award, and was nominated and later won two Jack Kirby Awards, and more, including a number of fan appreciation awards). Perez has worked on the signature titles for both Marvel and DC and remains one of the top talents in comics.
The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect, No. 1 (of 2, special issue series)
Marvel Comics, 1993
Design: Dawn Geiger
Illustration: George Perez
Note: This cover was “sculpt-embossed” giving The Hulk the illusion of being 3-dimensional, on stiff, card-stock paper. Also, this two-shot miniseries used the old Incredible Hulk masthead from the late-1960s