Jim Aparo, R.I.P.

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Jim Aparo, R.I.P.

Postby Vroom Socko on Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:31 pm

Jim Aparo, who along with Neil Adams was THE Batman artist of the 1970's, (hell, he was the best Batman artist, PERIOD!) died this morning at the age of 72.

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Great image...

Postby Keepcoolbutcare on Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:35 pm

Great defining image of his work. Thanks (as much as one can thank the bearer of bad news) for the intel.
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Postby John-Locke on Tue Jul 19, 2005 8:55 pm

Thats the Batman I love and grew up with.

Respect and Peace to the man.
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Postby DennisMM on Thu Jul 21, 2005 7:39 pm

Is that from "Will Robin Die Tonight?" Great stuff.

I mentioned to a friend that it was sad that Aparo was saddled late in his career with inappropriate inkers, and he replied that Aparo should never have had an inker other than himself. I have to disagree; even by the time of "Batman and the Outsiders," Aparo's line was getting pretty loose and could benefit from a solid inker. In my opinion, any penciller will continue to look great with the right inker.

I just don't know who would have worked best with Aparo. Maybe Joe Staton; their styles were quite similar in some ways.
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