The Brave & the Bold No. 112 Cover by Jim Aparo

February 13, 2021|In General

In early 1974, DC Comics decided to turned part of its line into 100-page comics for 60¢ after previously releasing specials and one shots in similar sizes and price points. Accompanying the normal features were reprints from DC’s large library of material. It was my generation’s introduction to the deep well of Golden and Silver age stories.

But someone forgot to tell the cover artists that they were changing formats. Case in point is this issue of The Brave & the Bold, the first of its 100-pagers. The art was designed to be a full cover and was shrunk to fit the inset format.

That’s just bait for me, and of course you want to see what it might have looked like as a regular issue on the stands. New colour and cover packaging by me.

The Brave and the Bold 112

As published.

Art by Jim Aparo

Scan of Jim Aparo’s original art from Heritage Auctions.

Production art by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Homage to the original colour scheme.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Alternate colour.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Alternately-coloured trade dress added.