One of the all-time greats was born 88 years ago…
For a lot of fans, Jim Aparo — born Aug. 24, 1932 — is on their Mount Rushmore of Batman artists.
Personally, I didn’t really understand his appeal — and greatness — until well after his heyday. I think part of it is that when I was a kid in the ’70s, he drew The Brave and the Bold — an “extra” title — and we didn’t often see him pencilling straight-up Batman stories. Given his grittier style of the time, I can only imagine how wonderful it would have been to see Aparo full time on, say, Detective Comics.
So with that in mind, this year’s 13 COVERS birthday celebration is all ‘Tec — mostly from the ’70s. Because why not?
— 13 COVERS: A JIM APARO Birthday Celebration — 2019 Edition, Featuring AQUAMAN. Click here.
— 13 COVERS: A JIM APARO Hall of Fame Salute, Featuring THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD. Click here.