Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Spectre and Captain America



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.

7 comments:

Cathy and Dave said...

Dave sez,

This is such a cool team-up! What's the connection? Cops and soldiers? Golden-Age characters? Longevity? A team-up we've always wanted to see?

Jim Aparo was a fantastic artist! From Aquaman to Batman and The Brave and the Bold to the Spectre and The Outsiders!

Ross said...

The connection is I think it would be cool!

worldmusic said...

Jim Aparo was a Master Craftsman. My favorite artist, and I strongly felt he was underrated. I think he was influenced by Milt Caniff of Terry and the Pirates fame. I followed him from The Brave and The Bold to the Outsiders (with and without Batman!) and I sought out all his old works on Aquaman, Spectre, Ragman and others on Adventure digests reprints. I'm waitin impatiently for a collected edition of his best work. I would be willing to pay a small fortune for it (ie: please let it be under $100.00 bucks!)

The Streetz! said...

I definitely prefer the odd, unexpected match, as opposed to the more predictable ones. For example, instead of The Phantom Stranger and Dr. Strange (typical)-how about The Phantom Stranger and Jean Grey, or Dr. Strange and Metamorpho?

CWMartin said...

Another one that would make a very intriguing story.

Scott Bryan said...

LOL! Great pic and greater comments!

Anonymous said...

robotman and machine man black cat and vixen judge dredd and gangbuster or guardian atomic knights with black knight

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