Thursday, September 12, 2013

Amazed by Aparo: "The Feud" by Skeates and Aparo

Greetings, Groove-ophiles! Today we're gonna gaze on some early Jim Aparo artwork from the back pages of Charlton's Hercules #1 (July 1967). Thane of Bagarth was written by Steve Skeates, set in the days of King Beowulf and read a whole lot like a companion strip to Prince Valiant. Skeates' stories were (as always) intriguing, and Aparo's art was a joy to behold. Check it out!

Man, wouldn't it have been cool to have seen JA take on Conan? Oh, the missed opportunities!


  1. Agreed to on all counts. This is a real fave of mine, one of the great strips that deserves a better reprint package alas than it will ever get. Even the later wonky Sanho Kim time travel stories don't ruin it too much.

    Well maybe they do.

    Rip Off

  2. What are the chances? Someone else just sent me a link to an online copy of Hercules 1 and wanted me to share it. Are you turning into a mind reader?

  3. Jim Aparo on Conan? Could've been good - and based on his Spectre, we know he could do the gruesome and nasty with the best of them.



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