World’s Finest Cover by Jim Aparo

Jim Aparo spent most of his comics career at DC Comics, associated with Batman, Aquaman, Spectre and a plethora of team-ups in The Brave and the Bold. He was a triple threat, pencilling, inking and lettering his stories.

As the 80s progressed, the pressure to draw more pages meant that his duties became limited to pencilling only, and we lost that Milt Caniff-influenced expressive inking Aparo readers loved. So finding this commission from 1986 in his distinctive style was quite welcome.

And it seemed like it would make a good cover.


Superman and Batman by Jim Aparo

Original art by Jim Aparo.

Comic book production by Scott Dutton

Prepped for production.

Comic book colouring by Scott Dutton

Colour.

Comic book design and packaging by Scott Dutton

Trade dress created and added. Additional figures from the 1982 DC Style Guide and an issue of Adventure Comics.


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