The George Pérez Collection Auction ~ September – December, 2022

Vault Collectibles, dba on eBay as empire.auctions, is honored to bring George Pérez’s personal comic book collection to auction and to share his tremendous legacy with his countless fans and collectors.

That legacy encompasses a career spanning five decades, beginning in 1974 with a 2-page spread in Astonishing Tales #25. Since that time he helped revolutionize and revitalize several characters and titles, including The New Teen Titans (also co-creating several of the new members with writer Marv Wolfman), Wonder WomanThe Avengers, and the entire DC Universe itself in the landmark Crisis on Infinite Earths series (again with Wolfman) and its companion piece, the History of the DC Universe.  More recently, he again helped redefine DC through Infinite Crisis and the relaunch of Superman under DC’s New 52.

In addition to ground-breaking events, Pérez has provided fantastic work for many other titles including The Justice League of America, The Infinity Gauntlet, The Hulk: Future Imperfect, Batman, The X-Men, Superman, The Fantastic Four, and the personal dream project JLA/Avengers that teamed DC and Marvel’s preeminent super teams. Many of his contributions have made it onto the silver screen, including strong influences on DC’s Wonder Woman films (indeed, Pérez’s Wonder Woman work was the very basis of the first film) and in Marvel’s cinematic universe (Pérez’s influence can be seen from everything from the gauntlet ‘snap’ – which Pérez first illustrated – to the main Age of Ultron fight scene which was specifically based on Perez’s artwork).

A true humanitarian as well, Pérez helped raise funds for numerous charities over the course of his career and also co-founded A.C.T.O.R. (now known as the Hero Initiative), the first federally recognized not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping comic book creators in need.

Recognized by industry professionals as well as fans, Pérez has won multiple awards and honors, including several Eagle Awards (one along with Jim Shooter, Sal Buscema, and David Wenzel) for Best Continued Story on The Avengers, one for Best Cover for Avengers #185, and one for Favorite Artist (penciler) in 1986. He won the Inkpot Award in 1983 and his work along with Wolfman on Crisis on Infinite Earths won the 1985 and 1986 Jack Kirby Awards for Best Finite Series. He has also won numerous Comic Buyer’s Guide Fan Awards. In 1985, Pérez was included as an honoree among the most influential contributors to DC Comics’ history in the company’s 50th-anniversary publication Fifty Who Made DC Great.  Most recently, Pérez received the Inkwell Awards Stacey Aragon Special Recognition Award for his lifetime achievement in inking.

The George Pérez Collection includes approximately 600 items; comic books, graphic novels, magazines, and miscellanea that Mr. Pérez kept over the years and stored in his studio.  Over 100 items will be offered ‘raw’ and include a Vault Collectibles Certificate of Authenticity.  These include graphic novels, independent publisher titles, as well as price guides, magazines, and more.  The remainder have been graded and certified by the comic industry’s preeminent grading service, Comics Guaranty Company (CGC).

Fans will have a wide variety to choose from in these auctions and will see not only the depth and scope of Mr. Pérez’s contributions to the unique art form of comics but his tremendous accomplishments in the field as well.

The auctions will run under our eBay username empire.auctions and will begin in September and run into December.  The first will go live Thursday evening, September 29, 2022 and run for ten days, ending Sunday, October 9.  More auctions begin every following Thursday evening, also running ten days to end on Sunday evenings.

A few samples from the collection appear below.