I'll still take his current work before many of the artists working in the industry today. I hear a lot of praise for guys like Scalera (Secret Avengers) and Leinil Yu, and while I have nothing against them, to me there work is sketchy and hard to follow. Honestly, if the characters aren't in costume, I have a difficult time figuring out who is who in any given panel. Perez' interpretations of characters was always consistent, and you could always readily identify who everyone was. When he did those sketches for me last weekend, Simon looked like Simon, and Hank Pym looked like Hank Pym. He told me that he always had a specific technique for drawing each character, and even though he hadn't drawn Avengers for years, it was so ingrained in him that these guys looked like they walked out of an old Avengers comic.