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Friday, November 17, 2006

APARO!

And now, from an eleven-page story in Detective Comics #444, the ISB proudly presents...

Three Pictures Of Batman Hitting People So Hard That They Explode








Jim Aparo, ladies and gentlemen.

18 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he just doesn't know how to draw people's faces gettind kicked/punched/hurt so he just figured "Well let's make 'em explode".

Only in the silver age...

11/18/2006 1:30 AM

 
Blogger shakasulu said...

Maybe he draws people faces exploding because you can't handle being rocked that hard and still get "code" approval.

Aparo was the man.

11/18/2006 1:34 AM

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know those Clint Eastwood orangutan movies? Where he was this semi-pro fighter/trucker and people would fly in from all over the country to watch him brawl? I think every reader of the ISB should ask themselves how far they would go to see a 60's/70's Batman in a bare-chested,bare-knuckle, no-weapons steel cage match against Conan the Barbarian.

11/18/2006 1:46 AM

 
Anonymous Fiendenstein said...

I had to double check that third picture as I couldnt tell what the hell was going on, it was just a maelstrom of awesome

word verification zmakxl...also awesome

11/18/2006 3:37 AM

 
Blogger timmdrums said...

Very succint and to the point for a Friday evening post.

11/18/2006 4:00 AM

 
Blogger Mike Haseloff said...

Aparo's Batman is one of the scariest.

11/18/2006 5:21 AM

 
Blogger Philip Looney said...

Jim Aparo does not get enough credit as a Batman artist. I've always liked his Batman better than Neal Adams.

11/18/2006 8:33 AM

 
Anonymous Andy said...

Hey, Superboy-Prime has the "retcon punch", why can't Batman have the "spontaneous combustion punch"?

11/18/2006 10:06 AM

 
Anonymous belle waring said...

sometimes my faith wavers and I think, how can chris sims possibly blow my mind any more? but then I see three panels of batman rocking people in the face so hard their heads explode, and lord, I believe.

11/18/2006 10:28 AM

 
Blogger SallyP said...

Ahhhhh...violence. Lovely lovely violence.

11/18/2006 10:38 AM

 
Anonymous jim treacher said...

I didn't realize Aparo died last year until I looked him up on Wikipedia. His stuff on Brave & Bold was the best. I've always wanted to read his "Wander" stories with Denny O'Neil for Charlton in the '60s. Those are supposed to be pretty great.

11/18/2006 12:44 PM

 
Blogger paperghost said...

"I didn't realize Aparo died last year until I looked him up on Wikipedia. His stuff on Brave & Bold was the best."

Wait, he's DEAD?! I thought he was still doing stuff :S

Oh well. Anyone who uses "PWAN!" as a sound effect is truly awesome. I'd even argue the vaguely tenuous case that its an early prototype of PWNED.

Such forward thinking.

11/18/2006 4:22 PM

 
Anonymous MarknPatterson said...

I suspect that one of the reasons Aparo's Batman art is often overlooked relates to his work in the late '80s. Stuff like A Death In The Family and his contributions to Knightfall, while a long, long way from his best work (his style seemed to become rather more unappealingly crude and cartoonish in that era, to me at least), are probably the most widely-read instances of his Bat-art. His Brave & The Bold art is immeasurably superior to that (some of the best Batman ever, as everyone here seems to agree), but is probably far less familiar to modern readers.

11/18/2006 5:16 PM

 
Blogger Randall Kirby said...

Wow - that was trippy. I read these one-liners rght after watching this link that Warren Ellis is sending around...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_sarYH0z948

11/18/2006 9:40 PM

 
Anonymous jim treacher said...

"Wait, he's DEAD?! I thought he was still doing stuff"

I know, man! He was always good, even when he was being inked by Mike DeCarlo (yeccchh).

11/19/2006 2:22 AM

 
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