Aparo august 24, 1932 july 19, 2005 was an american comic book artist best known for his 1960s and. Jim aparo was one of the most prolific artists on batman during the bronze age period, and this 1970s cover depicting a large and powerful, central image of the dark knight is an impactful one. From charlton to dcs aquaman, the brave and the bold, and other series work, he. Anthonys comic book art original comic art jim aparo. Aparos style was primarily in the tradition of his influential contemporary neal adams, striving for realistic renditions of his subject rather than caricature or exaggeration. Original comic art jim aparo anthonys comic book art. If you find an issue in the database that is not shown here, please edit that issue adding jim aparo as one of the cover artists. Please contact me if you have specific cover needs. He worked on several genres there, including superhero stories most notably, the phantom before being recruited by his editor dick giordano for a move to. This page has been created as tribute to jim aparo.
Aparo s style was primarily in the tradition of his influential contemporary neal adams, striving for realistic renditions of his subject rather than caricature or exaggeration. This is the jim aparo artist facebook group for his fans. These stories feature batman s teamups with robin, green arrow, black canary, the teen titans, deadman, wonder woman, the demon, the joker, aquaman, the atom and many others. Only one batman fuels this boys wonder broken frontier. Ink over graphite on dc bristol board with an image area of 10. Jim aparo comic art shop dealer for sale results the largest. Although his unmistakable style sometimes fell flat. Jim aparo was an american comic book artist, known for his extensive work on major dc comics characters such as batman and aquaman. Jim aparo batman poison ivy, bane, ivy zombies 1993 comic art.
He eventually landed a job with charlton comics in the late 1960s. Original comic art by batman 341 cover nostalgic investments. Cartoony and realistic at the same time, jims work influenced that generation of artists, myself included. The inking is, in fact, barely recognizable as jim s, but he was doing what was expected as he started to make his way in the business. Not known for his work with clay or canvas, james aparo took a childhood passion and turned into a renowned career. Jim aparo august 24, 1932 july 19, 2005 was an american comic book artist best known for his 1960s and 1970s dc comics work, including on the characters batman, aquaman and the spectre. Jim aparo, an appreciation original comic art cgc comic. Long overdue tribute to a great american comic book artist. Bronze age batman superhero artist anime fictional characters comics amazing anime shows. The eisner awards are the oscars of the american comic book industry, and jims recognition here places him among an elite group, recognized for an exceptional and excellent body of work. See more ideas about comics, comic art and dc comics.
Still wounded from his previous encounter with the nkvdemon, batman attends a hockey game in the soviet union. He is acclaimed for art on legendary batman stories a death in the family and knightfall, and for a lengthy run on the brave and the bold. Jim aparo august 24, 1932 july 19, 2005 was a selftrained american comic book artist well known for his 1960s and 1970s dc comics work, illustrating many characters including batman, aquaman, and the phantom stranger. Sep 10, 20 this batman reprint book features the art of the legendary jim aparo, best known for his work on the spectre, aquaman, the phantom stranger, and, of course, batman in the brave and the bold.
At this stage, aparo s line work is delicate, which was generally expected of artists on romance comics. Original comic art for sale by artist jim aparo at. Color reconstruction on some stories by joe ketterer and dave tanguay. Aquaman dc comics, batman comics, fun comics, batman and batgirl, batman and superman, comic book artists, comic books, books art, comic book panels amazing heroes batman by aparo. My second aparo piece is gorgeous feel free to share your thoughts, aparo oa, or just your appreciation of a great artist. His batman is the definitive model for a generation. Aparo was working on batman around the time the hero turned 50, meaning he got to draw quite a bunch of important stories. Comic book pages, comic book artists, comic books art, comic art, batwoman. While aparo is most associated with batman from his work on detective comics, the brave and the bold, and batman, his contributions to a more macabre genre are also notable. In the late 1980s, aparo illustrated one of the greatest batman comic book novels, a death in the family, considered a milestone in american comic book art. During this time, he cocreated the villains ventriloquist and ratcatcher with writers alan grant and john wagner, and the characters anarky, jeremiah arkham, victor zsasz, and amygdala with grant alone. You started later in life than the average comics artist, so lets start off with what you did before comics. The phantom stranger the brave and the bold batman batman and the outsiders.
Great reprint volume featuring one of the best batman artists and one of my personal favorite comic book series as well. Original comic art by jim aparo nostalgic investments. For some, it may sound odd to describe jim aparos batman comics as schlocky, given that not too long ago aparo came in second at cbrs poll of greatest batman artists, right after the immensely talented neal adams. Batman comic book covers becoming limited edition posters. This volume showcases some of the earliest exploits of the caped crusader that were drawn by the legendary artist.
Page features four panels by longtime 1970s and 1980s batman artist jim aparo 19322005 winks by rick burchett. Comic link the online vintage comic book and comic art. Jim aparo has had a huge revival in the last few years. You can find his work in titles such as house of mystery and house of secrects with dc or ghostly tales from charlton. Underworlds, script by marv wolfman, pencils by jim aparo, inks by mike decarlo. In a guest post, writer and filmmaker john t trigonis pays tribute to his favourite bat artist, the late jim aparo, recalling some of his finest and most characterdefining work. In these classic tales, the caped crusader crosses paths with metamorpho, green lantern, wonder woman, supergirl, green arrow, swamp thing and more. Jan 24, 2014 every day this year, i will be examining the artwork on a single comic book story.
I can still remember the first batman comic i ever bought at the small bodega near my old apartment in weehawken, new jersey. Batman is an ongoing american comic book series featuring the dc comics superhero batman as its main protagonist. Furthermore, his rendition of the joker is embedded in raised features on the back of the hardcover book. Dc comics reveals unpublished art changing jason todds death. Jim aparo batman unpublished inventory splash page 14 original art dc, c. A giant in the field of comic art, jim aparo made an impact that will be felt for many years to come. Part 1 of 3 the penguin has the brilliant harold create for him a technology that can control birds. Bill sienkiewicz explains what he learns from inking other artists, working with aparo. Jim aparo comic artist the most popular comic art by jim.
Four pages of batman fighting ninjas youll want to check out our online listing to see all four. Batman proved to be so popular that a selftitled ongoing comic book series began publication with a cover date of spring 1940. For decades southington was home to one of the most iconic artists of the 20th century. See more ideas about comic covers, comic book covers and classic comics. Aparo august 24, 1932 july 19, 2005 was an american comic book artist best known for his 1960s and 1970s dc comics work. This ones from 1967, during jim s first year in the comic book business, toiling away at charlton. I think the fact that he can channel neal adams, at a much reduced price, is a big reason for that. A jim aparo cover of a batman comic he was born aug.
Before comics, i worked in an advertising agency in west hartford, connecticut, about five or six miles from where im living now. This batman reprint book features the art of the legendary jim aparo, best known for his work on the spectre, aquaman, the phantom stranger, and, of course, batman in the brave and the bold. For some, it may sound odd to describe jim aparo s batman comics as schlocky, given that not too long ago aparo came in second at cbrs poll of greatest batman artists, right after the immensely talented neal adams. Dc collects aparo s classic run on the brave and the bold in hardcover for the first time.
This is our collection of comic covers illustrated by jim aparo. Includes postcards with art by jim aparo and mike manley knightfall, pt. A stunning right hook on a powerful splash page autographed for neal best wishes jim aparo in the lower margin. Dc comics killed off robin in a batman contest, but had a. Sep 08, 2009 aparo continued to work on his beloved batman titles, did hundred of covers for dc comics, green arrow and other special batman related projects before his retirement from the industry. Batman comic panel by len wein and jim aparo from the man behind the. The demon is somewhere in the stadium, looking to assassinate the 10 people he believes are responsible for ruining his country. Jim aparo, batmans greatest ally new england historical. Another top notch jim aparo art cover for dc comics. Jim aparo started his career in the field of advertising and newspaper comics, which he did for a short time before trying to enter the mainstream comic book field. Today we dust off the batman black and white statue by legendary work horse jim aparo. Jim aparo s art appears on 11 of the issues included, fully one fourth of the content, and his interior art is featured in all of the brave and the bold issues included. Get the best deals on bronze age batman comics when you shop.
Classicdeathof talia key detective comics dec dc for sale online detective comics keep track of your comic book collection online with full comic details, cover images, and current market values. Images dc comics f or all discriminating connoisseurs of comicbook cover art, heres. Jim aparo august 24, 1932 july 19, 2005 was an american comic book artist best known for his 1960s and 1970s dc comics work, including on. Iconic batman comic book covers are becoming limited edition posters. Batman catalog 1989 comic art catalog 1 1993 jack kirby collector 19 1998 jim aparo. Mike decarlo born march 14, 1957 is an american comics artist. Jim aparo comic artist the most popular comic art by.
A selftaught artist, jim aparo first attempted to break into the industry in the early 1950s at the legendary e. As one of comics premier batman artists for over two decades, jim aparo has been responsible for some of the dark knights most memorable and defining moments. The case of the missing sphinx p 2223 1980s large art by artist jim aparo always buying and trading for any and all comic book art and comic book strip art. Jim aparo 1932 july 19, 2005 was an american comic book artist best known for his work on various batman stories for dc comics. Jim aparo comic art for sale from comic art dealers page 1. American artist, best known for his comic book art on dc comics batman franchise from 1987 to 1995. This cover has so many ghostly elements to it that it gives me chills just looking at it. Aparo continued to work on his beloved batman titles, did hundred of covers for dc comics, green arrow and other special batman related projects before his retirement from the industry. But, instead of just a bunch of cool batman art, this show will be comprised of 18 memorable batman comic book covers from history, blown up and recreated as limitededition screen printed posters. Aparo will be inducted along with tarpe mills, dave stevens, and morrie turner. With jim aparo artwork, it just doesnt get better than this. Written by legendary scribes including len wein, bob haney and denny oneil, these stories, collected in legends of the dark knight. The comic book is complete and the cover and center pages are attached.819 1190 1493 7 340 925 1579 736 1366 869 1461 1591 329 1129 1548 807 407 598 1551 776 1267 1097 1181 367 1228 151 1312 1224 574 508 139 1239 1254 659 1113 1341 94 1413 701 130 626 486 422 166 141