It's also his birthday today, which makes this article timely, right? That's what I thought.
He's also a convention circuit favorite, with a larger-than-life personality and, apparently, a willingness to jump right into the fun with fans.
Earlier today, a photojournalist friend sent along a Facebook note telling me, "This is the coolest thing I've seen today. I think this is right up your alley." When I clicked through to the thread in question, the image I saw was Pérez, holding the "corpse" of a Supergirl cosplayer and howling at the sky, in a riff on Pérez's own classic cover to Crisis on Infinite Earths #7. You can see the cover at right, and the image I was sent on Facebook directly below.
Of course, the first thing I thought of was, "That can't possibly be the first time he's done this, right?
After all, that cover is one of the most frequently riffed-upon images in comics history.
A quick Google search determined I was right, and while we'll spare you most of them since it's really just a lot of the same, there were a couple of others that stuck out.
First, check out this group cosplay shot from Dragon*Con, where Pérez looks on at the scene, along with dozens of other DC characters, rather than becoming part of the action: