Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Amazed by Aparo: "The Phantom of Shang-Ri-La" by Wood and Aparo

Dig it, Groove-ophiles! Jim Aparo's debut on Charlton's The Phantom! Written by Dick Wood, here's "The Phantom of Shang-Ri-La" from The Phantom #31 (January 1969)...


  1. Wow! Many thanks -- we LOVE the Phantom. Wonder why he isn't more popular....?

  2. Thanks for the great post, Groove. I'm so loving all of this early Aparo work from Charlton.

  3. Loved Aparo in the 70s: Spectre (Adventure Comics) and various Batman. For some reason I always linked him with Rich Buckler since they seemed to come on the scene roughly the same time and their art was top shelf.

    Anyone know a blog for the 60s and 80s?

  4. Great stuff. I love how he takes down an ape, a panther, and gun toting thugs without using his .45's. But he still has them, just in case.

    I need a set of Phantom rings.



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