He formally announced his retirement in 2019, citing various health issues. In December 2021 he announced on Facebook that he had been diagnosed with inoperable pancreatic cancer, with a terminal diagnosis of six to twelve months. He passed away peacefully in his sleep on May 6, 2022.
Selected BibliographyDC Comics
- Crisis on Infinite Earths: The famous DC Universe reboot.
- New Teen Titans The New Teen Titans, with Marv Wolfman; this became DC's most popular comic book of the period and introduced many characters and costumes that would become iconic in later years, such as Deathstroke, Raven, and Starfire.
- Teen Titans (1996)
- Superman: Pérez wrote and drew covers for the first six issues of the book following the New 52 reboot, with Nicola Scott and Jesús Merino.
- Wonder Woman:
- Wonder Woman Vol 2: Perez was plotter, penciler, and co-writer on the 1987 reboot of the character, which introduced many of the powers and background elements that would be Wonder Woman staples until the 2011 line-wide reboot. Furthermore, Patty Jenkins considered Perez's work on the character a key influence for her hailed Wonder Woman film, equal to the character's original creator, William Moulton Marston, himself.
- Wonder Woman 600: Perez returned for the celebratory 600th issue of Wonder Woman to give a conclusion to the tale of one of the characters he'd created for Volume 2, who'd been put through the wringer after his run ended on the book.
- The Avengers: Pérez first penciled it in the '70s starting with issue #141, then came back in the '90s to illustrate the book's relaunch with Kurt Busiek.
- The Incredible Hulk: With Peter David, Perez drew the The Incredible Hulk: Future Imperfect two-issue series, which introduced the Maestro.
- The Infinity Gauntlet: Pérez penciled the book for the first couple of issues, and drew the first issue's famous cover.