Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Amazed by Aparo: "The Giant Ape of Tawth" by Dipluhm and Aparo

More magnificent early Jim Aparo for ya, Groove-ophiles! This one, "The Giant Ape of Tawth", written by the elusive "Norm Dipluhm" was the cover-feature--and strangely the back-up tale-- from The Phantom #34 (July 1969). Enjoy!


  1. Who could resist that first page?

  2. I completely forgot the Great Jim Aparo drew this! Cool!

  3. Hmmmmm....obviously the writer's subtle comment on the work of the great Alex Toth.....naw, just kiddin'!

  4. Love the Phantom & Jim Aparo's artwork! Lately I've been buying up silver age Phantoms to complete my collection and have rediscovered wonderful tales from my youth.

  5. hi,
    Im blessed to own the complete original art to this great Aparo Phantom story!




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