Ghostly Tales No. 76 Cover by Jim Aparo

May 5, 2022|In General

By the time of this cover, dated November 1969, artist Jim Aparo was transitioning away from Charlton and over to DC Comics where he would put his mark first on Aquaman with writer Steve Skeates, and then on Batman in The Brave & the Bold with writer Bob Haney.

So it’s particularly nice to see a great example of the maturing of his drawing style on this story page cover. Aparo was well-suited for horror and mystery tales.

New colour by me.

Ghostly Tales 76 published by Charlton Comics

As published.

Ghostly Tales 76 cover illustration by Jim Aparo

Original art scan from Heritage Auctions.

Comic book production art by Scott Dutton

Trade dress removed, missing bits drawn in and art made production ready.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour version.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.