A look at the career of comics artist Jim Aparo.

Friday, March 13, 2009

A New Aparo Cover on the Stands!


Jim Aparo fans will want to rush to their local comics shops this week and pick up a copy of Alter Ego #84, Roy Thomas's fine comics fanzine. The cover features what is purported to be Jim's final drawing of some of his signature characters, Aquaman, Mera and Aqualad, fronting a terrific interview with Jim's frequent collaborator in the 60's and 70's, Steve Skeates. The article includes several scans of Aparo's work with Skeates, including pages from Charlton mystery stories (including a particular favorite of mine, "The Mist"), Thane of Bagarth, and Aquaman.
If your comics shop doesn't carry this magazine (it should!), you can order it directly from publisher TwoMorrows via the link above. And while you're at their website, you might as well read this interview with Jim Aparo, from an earlier issue of Comic Book Artist, another great magazine that the company used to publish.

3 comments:

  1. I let my AE subscription lapse, as I just wasn't digging it all that much. When I saw this on the racks last week, there's no way I could have passed it up. It was a stellar interview - I really love the Skeates/Aparo team. As you can probably guess, my only complaint is that they didn't spend more time discussing our friend Charlie Droople.

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