MAN OF STEEL May Have Had Something To Do George Perez Leaving SUPERMAN

MAN OF STEEL May Have Had Something To Do George Perez Leaving SUPERMAN

We have heard some of the reasons why George Perez left writing Superman, but one of the newest ones was reveal at Toronto's Comic Con and it may have something to do with Zack Snyder's Man of Steel.

George Perez's run on Superman has been criticized to no end. Perez however has stated in recent interviews that DC had his hands tied as to what stories he could do. He also said that no being able to see what Grant Morrison was doing in Action Comics, which was set before Clark became Superman, limited his vision for the series. At this years Toronto Comic Con Perez has given one more reason why his run on The Man Of Tomorrow's self title didn't last. According to him Zack Snyder, Christopher Nolan and the producers of Man Of Steel are having a say in what is going on in Superman comics. "They have to deal with people producing the movie, who also had a say in what’s going on in the comic as well. My one fear, I’m not producing a comic, I’m producing a storyboard for a movie, that’s not what I wanted to do," he said. He also went on to say that the powers that be at DC would change their minds constantly which made it extremely difficult to meet deadlines.

To see what else Perez had to say about his working conditions while writing Superman head on over to Bleeding Cool. You can check out Man Of Steel staring Henry Cavill as Supes on June 14, 2013.

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titansupes - 7/2/2012, 7:11 PM
Does he still work for DC at all? He seems to be dragging them through the mud a little.

PS. Is all the stuff he's been talking about really an excuse for such horrendous dialogue? I don't know...
titansupes - 7/2/2012, 7:12 PM
Also, does this mean MOS Superman will be closer to the DCnU counterpart than the classic version?
AnditsOn1 - 7/2/2012, 7:26 PM
One complaint, it might be true. comlaining twice might just be excuses....
GingerBird - 7/2/2012, 7:31 PM
Man of Steel is going to kick ass. Pretty sure we'll see a teaser at TDKR.
angus666 - 7/2/2012, 7:49 PM
I don't care, I just hope The Man Of Steel is amazing.
Knightrider - 7/2/2012, 7:52 PM
There were always going to be niggles when the new 52 launched, but, I don't know, for me if Scott Snyder can write a great Batman comic, which I would assume, would have this supposed outside effluences such as a film based on the character coming out, then I don't see why he couldn't.

I don't see why he needed so much information about what Morrison was doing, he was clearly told about the suit, the kents were dead and that he fought the collector, what else did he need? For me, and I don't blame here, this smells like he did something bad and making excuses, as all his complaints haven't explained what was actually wrong with the book, which was poor villains, terrible dialogue and ott exposition.
Knightrider - 7/2/2012, 7:55 PM
As for writing to match the film, happens all the time, surely he cannot be surprised by this.

What happened? Did they say "MoS is coming out, where Zod is the villain, so could you hold off using him until nearer the time please?" Oh no, what a terrible request, this isn't politics, it is good business you release a comic using that villain when a movie comes out as there will be heighten interest and the audience will already be aware of the character before branching out into new areas.
TonyChu - 7/2/2012, 7:57 PM
@yoss thanks for the one of the best laughs I ever had!
AmazingFantasy - 7/2/2012, 8:04 PM
Optimus83 - 7/2/2012, 8:05 PM
is a Bird?. a Airplane?. ...not, is the Man of Steel
ItsATrap - 7/2/2012, 8:06 PM
if this guy doesn't shut up he'll never be able to get another job in the industry again
RSDhillon - 7/2/2012, 8:07 PM
Ah, Perez is a legend (right?). He doesn't need MY approval. So he messed up. He doesn't need to keep talking about it.
angus666 - 7/2/2012, 8:12 PM
@Optimus83 Keep trying bud hahah :)
superotherside - 7/2/2012, 8:15 PM
Sad they tired his hands. Personally here lately the series has been picking up though, I thought it was interesting where someone else was accused to be Superman... lol
PsyGuy - 7/2/2012, 8:18 PM
Quit making excuses, it's all your fault.
lapress - 7/2/2012, 9:19 PM
maybe a trailer in The Dark Knight Rises. non?
Darkknight23 - 7/2/2012, 9:34 PM
It seems to me that if you're starting an entirely new relaunch on a classic character then you can really do some new and innovative things with it. I've the excuses and I've read the comics and I'm sorry...Perez' run was stale. It's a shame too because Perez could have really started Supes relaunch off with an original kick ass bang! Hate Morrison all you want, but he had the balls to do a different spin on the Superman mythos. Perez could've done the same.
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UrbanKnight - 7/2/2012, 9:58 PM
I like the way those colors pop out Tony93. cool pic!
ThunderKat - 7/2/2012, 10:54 PM
I've not read the book.

That said, DC seems to be pushing artists to write. Not all guitarists are great singers. It's better to stick to your strength than to produce mediocrity.

I don't mean to be an age-ist (sp?), but he's no spring chicken. He may not have thick skin anymore.
oreilly - 7/2/2012, 11:13 PM
I'm betting that this bit of "news" is fake. Why is there no link, or at least some quotes from George Perez. It's all just paraphrased. Also, if George really said this at Toronto Comic-Con then why is this news just coming out now? Toronto Comic-Con happened 4 months ago!

SuperSomething616 - 7/3/2012, 2:41 AM
Seriously stop making excuses're a fantastic artist!!!

But story writer you are not...stick to what you are good at!!!

JLA/Avengers was one of the most amazingly drawn series in recent history...

Do not turn into an old winging fart like Alan Moore...
DukeAcureds - 7/3/2012, 4:06 AM
Perez is one of the finest artists that ever existed. Fact.
That photo up there from Man of Steel is a mirror image of his cover to JLA/ Avengers #4.
I don't care why it was sub-par, it just was. Move on. I still bought every damned issue, though and I enjoyed them. I especially enjoyed how he got every quintessential Superman line in there. I don't think he missed one.
The Grant Morrison excuse was, I think, a valid point. The Snyder/ Nolan excuse could also be true, but I think it's just part of Perez's dislike of movies. He's like Alan Moore, in that respect. But it would be awesome if Perez were to get involved in a cbm, besides being in the credits of The Avengers and having his Wonder Woman graffitied on a wall, in Cool World.
KryptoGuy - 7/3/2012, 4:44 AM
jaewest215 - 7/3/2012, 4:52 AM
@ yossarian

Lockjaw - 7/3/2012, 5:55 AM

Man of Steel will be sh!t.
JohnnyKrypton - 7/3/2012, 6:31 AM
"They have to deal with people producing the movie, who also had a say in what’s going on in the comic as well."

This is a BIG problem.
TheGreatone0207 - 7/3/2012, 6:43 AM
I never cared for Perez's art or dialogue. I'm sure DC was dictating things, but damn
rbfn04 - 7/3/2012, 7:07 AM
" he wrote Superman too 90s." The whole DCnU is TOO 90s!!!!
Facade - 7/3/2012, 7:12 AM
1st mistake was to make changes in the look to make it more contemporary. Changing the character to fit the look was the next mistake. Both explain the failure of the comics and will explain the failure of MOS.
coolguy - 7/3/2012, 7:13 AM
Preacherfanatic is kind of creeping me out. He sounds like he's stumbled upon some great secrets, that I think anybody on this site could have told you.
rbfn04 - 7/3/2012, 7:15 AM
Fartypants I don't have a big problem with changing the look (tho I rather have the classic look). But, DCnU and MOS are just poorly designed looks.

Changing the character to fit the look and what they think fits "the times" makes me salty tho
DukeAcureds - 7/3/2012, 7:48 AM
JohnnyKrypton@ DC Comics is dead. DC Entertainment has taken it's place. Have you read the shit in the back of the comics. It's a little on the corporate side. I mean Stan's Soapbox it ain't. Having said all that, The New 52 is dope.
cazziejetson - 7/3/2012, 8:58 AM
reasons why Marvel is better than DC -_-
plasticman - 7/3/2012, 10:46 AM
I see why they are doing this. All of this I feel is driven by the lawsuit. The whole New 52 and the direction this movie will take us in is a way to gradually set DC & Warner's Superman apart from what is being fought over in the courts. The writers and producers of the comics are being told what to write to keep in line with what the new legend of Superman will look like to get the stigma of the original concept out of our minds.
Not a fan of this at all. The reason Marvel is doing so well is they are taking older, successful storylines and characters and modernizing them for the benefit of the consumer. DC seems to be in a holding pattern of cluster screwing which could easily topple at any point.
Equivocal - 7/3/2012, 10:49 AM
I'm sure superman movie will deliver !

I'll take supes anyday over batman.
evyllsummer - 7/3/2012, 11:34 AM
I wouldn't think that Perez would want to burn TOO many bridges back to DC. They have given him WAY more work than Marvel has over his career.
ShadowlordSavage - 7/4/2012, 12:54 AM
It takes more than a costume change to render failure; the comic isn't doing well simply because they updated that suit. It's not doing well because it was poorly handled, not well-written and not well-thought.

The comics needed to have great storytelling that showcased Superman in a way that is very relative, contemporary, but stay's true to the character. To respect the idea of what he is all about while allowing him to stager at times and learn from those mistakes; on top of fighting well thought out villains and dealing with a world that presents new challenges for him in ways that had not been done before or at least done more effectively.
ShadowlordSavage - 7/4/2012, 1:32 AM
@Fartypants Also, trying to keep a character up to date doesn't automatically mean failure, sure so the costume may not be your cup of tea and if they handle Supes a bit better in his (more simplified evolution from a golden age based attitude to more of the man he we looked up too now)it might have been a more interesting read. However to say that trying keep him relevant with the times is why the comic failed is not true nor is saying Man of Steel will fail for the same reason. (no one has seen the movie and no one can make a fair judgement without seeing at least full trailer or hearing from those who have seen it).

MAN oF Steel may actually succeed despite the changes to his costume; if the film is well-written, well told, well performed, well-executed. If Cavill and the rest of the cast nail these characters and make the audience care about them while presented in a new take on the mythology that is unique and interesting it will not fail.

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