Teen Titans Academy's George Pérez Character Appears One Last Time

Last month Bleeding Cool noted that an allegory of New Teen Titans co-creator George Pérez appeared in Teen Titans Academy #14. With new Teen Titans Academy member Chupacabra, Diego Pérez, named in honour of George Pérez, meeting up with a relative of his at a diner, to talk about everything that's been going down. And who turns out to be an artist himself. Since that was published, George Pérez passed away. And today is the final issue of Teen Titans Academy #15.

DC ComicsTeen Titans Academy #15
Teen Titans Academy #15

And Diego's uncle telling him that he has to move on. Move away. But they can celebrate the moments they had. With Chupacabra getting the chance to fly.

DC ComicsTeen Titans Academy #15
Teen Titans Academy #15

And his uncle getting the chance to draw him in flight before he leaves. Maestro was also the character that George Perez created with Peter David for Marvel's Hulk: Future Imperfect series. And makes for a wonderful title for Perez as well, going forwards.

DC ComicsTeen Titans Academy #15
Teen Titans Academy #15

Last year, George Pérez 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. The outpouring of memories and well-wishes from comic book creators and fans was a torrent. And there were calls and a petition for Marvel and DC to republish his JLA/Avengers comic book series, which recently happened, and George got to see it. Publishers have been running tributes to the man, and will be continuing through the year.

TEEN TITANS ACADEMY #15 CVR A TOM DERENICK & MATT HERMS
(W) Tim Sheridan (A) Tom Derenick (CA) Tom Derenick, Matt Herms
FINAL ISSUE! In the shadow of the new Titans Tower, the students and faculty decide whether the school is the right place for them.
Retail: $3.99 In-Store Date: 05/24/2022

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About Rich Johnston

Founder of Bleeding Cool. The longest-serving digital news reporter in the world, since 1992. Author of The Flying Friar, Holed Up, The Avengefuls, Doctor Who: Room With A Deja Vu, The Many Murders Of Miss Cranbourne, Chase Variant. Lives in South-West London, works from Blacks on Dean Street, shops at Piranha Comics. Father of two. Political cartoonist.
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