Thursday, May 5, 2016

Amazed by Aparo: "Tomorrow I Hang!" by Bridwell and Aparo

Hey, hey, hey, Groove-ophiles! Jim Aparo, as we all know, was one of the greats of the Groovy Age! His Batman (mostly in Brave and the Bold, but also in a few issues of Detective Comics) is, for many, the definitive version of the Darknight Detective. We know he was also the top Aquaman and Phantom Stranger illustrator of the day, as well as a mainstay (nay, superstar) of DC's early 1970s mystery mags. Here's one of those outtasite art jobs from House of Mystery #209 (released Halloween Day, 1972, believe it or don't) written by the ever-impressive E. Nelson Bridwell. Enjoy this tale today, baby, 'cause..."Tomorrow I Hang!"


  1. Jim Aparo was one of the best talents Dick Giordano brought over with him from Charlton to DC (along with himself). As a result we had decades of great artwork to enjoy. I preferred his Phantom Stranger to anything else he did, including his work on Batman. Don't recall reading this HOM story the first time around. So it was pleasant to encounter it here.

  2. Nice little shocker and Aparo's art really elevates the fun story.



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