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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

1977 Super DC Calendar

Here's something I didn't even know existed, an alternate version of Jim Aparo's striking Aquaman illustration for the 1977 Super DC Calendar! It's currently on hold as part of an online auction, which F.O.A.M.er Ilke Hincer was kind enough to send the Shrine's way.

Judging by the final version seen below, I assume that it was redone because in the above piece, the figures are so small and less impactful. If that was the case, you can see DC ultimately made the right choice. Still, any "new" Jim Aparo Aquaman art is worth seeing, thanks Ilke!


Joseph Brian Scott said...

What a neat find. I like the original sketch quite a bit.

Earth 2 Chris said...

Wow! That is a find! Notice how Aparo's trademark long strand of hair is present on the first one, but not the published version. Did someone edit it out? Now it kind of looks weird without it!


rob! said...


Yeah, it's amazing what's out there still to find!


Yeah, Aquaman looks kinda Flashpoint-y in the published version. It somehow doesn't really look like Aparo's Aquaman! Maybe he got just a haircut before this adventure.