Tuesday, January 24, 2012
Jim Aparo was may favorite artist growing up, mostly due to his work on The Brave and the Bold. Still, if I had to pick my favorite work by him, it is the Spectre run from Adventure Comics. Aparo's mastery of mood and shadow really sold these grisly morality tales. Who can forget all the cool, ironic ways that The Spectre would dispatch of the wrongdoers... Turned to wood and then chain-sawed, turned to a candle and then melted, impaled by giant scissors... ah, good times, good times.