Space Adventures No. 8 Cover by Jim Aparo

Jim Aparo is better known for his runs on DC’s The Brave & the Bold, Aquaman and The Spectre, but he had a successful period at Charlton before he went to DC. Here’s one from July 1969.

The cover depicts a scene from a story in the comic drawn by Steve Ditko, and the costume design is very clearly a Ditko one.


Space Adventures #1 by Charlton Comics

As published.

Original art by Pat Boyette

Original art by Jim Aparo. Scan from Heritage Auctions.

Production art by Scott Dutton

Cleaned-up and ready for production.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Homage to the original colour.

Comic book packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Production art by Scott Dutton

Art extended to fill the full cover.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

New colour.

Comic book packaging by Scott Dutton

Re-created trade dress added.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

New trade dress added.


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