Yesterday, Bleeding Cool posted a call for Marvel and DC – or their corporate parents Disney and Warners – to put their collective rivalry aside and collaborate on a republishing of the classic JLA/Avengers crossover by George Pérez and Kurt Busiek collection from 2004, long out of print and selling for $300 these days.
Legendary comic book creator George Pérez recently told family, friends and the world that he had stage 3, inoperable pancreatic cancer. That he had chosen not to receive further medication. And had a life expectancy of six months to one year. Among the memories and well-wishes from comic book creators and fans were repeated calls for DC and Marvel to reprint the 2004 JLA/Avengers volume by George Pérez and Kurt Busiek.
It was one of our more popular articles and got a bump from Reddit earlier today as well, with people asking where they could sign a petition. Well… how about here? The comments below? Sign up, show your support, use your real name (and location if you can), commit to buying a copy, we'll see how they add up, and then I'll deliver it to executives at both companies.
It has also been suggested that as well as the usual royalties George would receive, it could be a volume that would raise money specifically for George's care and family. He recently retired from comic books, it is rare that any comic book artist gets to do such a thing, most work until they drop, with little other option. This might, just for now, be another solution.
Tap on the comments button below. Some VPNs turn comments off, so you may need to disable it first. Tell you what though, I'll be the one to start. You never know, it just might work.