A Batman Cover That Was Never a Batman Cover by Jim Aparo

July 20, 2019|In General

In 1976, Jim Aparo was known for being the regular artist on The Brave & the Bold. So, finding this scan of a cover he did that year for The Comic Reader is a nice score. Here it is in colour for the first time, packaged as a Batman cover.

Comic Reader No. 130

As published

Batman art by Jim Aparo

Scan from Heritage Auctions

Comic book art restoration by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art

Comic book logos and lettering by Scott Dutton

Re-created 1976 trade dress added

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Colour version