Friday, February 12, 2016

The Grooviest Covers of All Time: More, More, More Jim Aparo

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Do ya ever get tired of digging far-out Jim Aparo covers, especially those he did for DC during the Groovy Age? Neither does Ol' Groove! I've picked a dozen doozies for ya that Yers Trooly hasn't posted here in Groove City yet (at least, I'm pretty sure they haven't)! Are ya ready? Then awaaaaaaay we go!












11 comments:

  1. I loved that issue of Worlds Finest #255, any chance you can put up the Superman/Batman story from that issue Groove?

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  2. Can't miss with Aparo covers. They're all outstanding, but that DC Super Stars cover with Aquaman really tugs at my nostalgia strings. That was the first Aquaman book I picked up as a kid after seeing him on Super Friends, and I read it to tatters.

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  3. Love your site because of posts like this. Jim Aparo is one of my favorite artists ever. Beautiful stuff.

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  4. Absolutely love Jim Aparo. He is my favorite Batman artist.

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  5. That World' Finest Double Cover is so good I had to Pin it!
    LOL
    Never seen it before!
    Thanks!

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  6. One of the best artists. As a kid, his art always drew me in. It seemed to have a sense of foreboding and tension, especially the Batman stuff. There are a handful of Aparo covers that I still look at today (now that I am old and gray in my 40s) and get that sense of electricity.

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  7. Jim Aparo was a great artist, and with as much praise as he gets, I still think an underrated one. I was wowed early by his stuff at Charlton and even more when I discovered he did his own lettering. Great atmosphere and handsome distinctive people!

    Rip Off

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  8. That Brave and The Bold # 105 confused me at first, until I realized he was mimicking Dick Giordano on the Wonder Woman figure. I read in one letters page that he produced 5 pages a week: pencils, inks and lettering. It would have been interesting to see his take on the Marvel Universe.

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  9. Hope the band on the House of Mystery cover shows up during season 1 of "Vinyl" on HBO.

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