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Jim Aparo (1932–2005)

Forfatter af Batman: A Death in the Family [Original Release]

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Værker af Jim Aparo

Batman: A Death in the Family [Original Release] (1988) — Illustrator — 619 eksemplarer
Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 1 (25th Anniversary Edition) (2012) — Illustrator — 392 eksemplarer
Batman: A Death in the Family [with A Lonely Place of Dying] (2011) — Illustrator — 378 eksemplarer
Batman: A Lonely Place of Dying (1998) — Illustrator — 181 eksemplarer
Batman: Ten Nights of the Beast (1994) — Illustrator — 41 eksemplarer
Batman: Gordon of Gotham (Batman (DC Comics)) (2014) — Illustrator — 36 eksemplarer
Batman: Second Chances (2015) — Illustrator — 34 eksemplarer
Batman: Dark Knight, Dark City (2015) — Illustrator — 31 eksemplarer
Batman: The Many Deaths of the Batman (1992) — Illustrator — 30 eksemplarer
The Brave & The Bold, No. 122, October 1975 (1975) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Spectre #16 (1994) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
The Brave & The Bold, No. 118, April 1975 (1975) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Batman Collection: Jim Aparo (2013) 2 eksemplarer
The Brave & the Bold, No. 132, February 1977 (1976) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Adventure Comics # 436 (1974) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
The Brave & The Bold, No. 147, February 1979 (1979) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Adventure Comics # 433 (1974) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Batman, la Légende, Tome 1 (2013) 2 eksemplarer
Batman. Álbum 1 (1979) 1 eksemplar
The Brave & The Bold, No. 135, July 1977 (1977) — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar
The Brave and the Bold [1955] #149 (1979) — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar
Adventure Comics # 432 (1974) — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar
Batman Aftershock #558 (1998) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

The Greatest Joker Stories Ever Told (1988) — Illustrator — 257 eksemplarer
Batman: Knightfall Volume 2: Knightquest (2012) — Illustrator — 251 eksemplarer
Showcase Presents: House of Mystery, Vol. 1 (2006) — Illustrator — 120 eksemplarer
Showcase Presents: The Phantom Stranger, Vol. 1 (2006) — Illustrator — 90 eksemplarer
Showcase Presents: House of Mystery, Vol. 2 (2007) — Illustrator — 72 eksemplarer
Green Lantern/Superman: Legend of the Green Flame (2000) — Illustrator — 69 eksemplarer
Batman in the Seventies (1999) — Artist — 52 eksemplarer
Showcase Presents: The Phantom Stranger, Vol. 2 (2008) — Illustrator — 50 eksemplarer
Showcase Presents: House of Secrets, Vol. 1 (2008) — Illustrator — 48 eksemplarer
Batman in the Eighties (2004) — Illustrator — 41 eksemplarer
Showcase Presents: House of Secrets, Vol. 2 (2009) — Bidragyder — 36 eksemplarer
Showcase Presents: The Witching Hour Vol 1 (2011) — Illustrator — 33 eksemplarer
Batman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Vol. 2 (2007) — Illustrator — 32 eksemplarer
Batman: Brotherhood of the Bat (1995) — Penciller — 24 eksemplarer
Batman Vol. 1 #500 (1993) — Artist, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
Batman/Wildcat (2017) — Illustrator — 8 eksemplarer
Batman Vol. 1 #431 (1989) — Illustrator — 5 eksemplarer
Detective Comics # 643 — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
The Brave and the Bold [1955] #197 (1983) — Cover Art — 4 eksemplarer
Detective Comics # 631 (1991) — Illustrator — 4 eksemplarer
The Phantom Stranger #23, February 1973 (1973) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Detective Comics # 484 (1978) 3 eksemplarer
The Phantom Stranger #26, September 1973 (1973) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Detective Comics # 632 — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
Adventure Comics # 431 (1974) — Illustrator — 3 eksemplarer
The Phantom Stranger #24, April 1973 (1973) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
DC Sampler (1983) #1 (1984) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Detective Comics # 642 (1992) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Adventure Comics, No. 439, June 1975 (1975) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
Adventure Comics #427, April-May 1973 (1973) — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
The Phantom: Free Comic Book Day 2015 — Illustrator — 2 eksemplarer
House of Secrets #153 (DC Comics) — Omslagsfotograf/tegner/... — 1 eksemplar
DC Sampler (1983) #2 — Illustrator — 1 eksemplar

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Kanonisk navn
Aparo, Jim
Juridisk navn
James N. Aparo
Fødselsdato
1932-08-24
Dødsdag
2005-07-19
Køn
male
Nationalitet
USA
Land (til kort)
USA
Fødested
New Britain, Connecticut, USA
Dødssted
Southington, Connecticut, USA
Erhverv
artist
illustrator

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I love Batman, don't get me wrong. But this is an overrated comic and certainly a product of it's time. I also just don't care for the Joker in the age of Reganomics.
 
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ryantlaferney87 | 14 andre anmeldelser | Dec 8, 2023 |
So at my review of Batman: Knightfall, Part One: Broken Bat* I summarized the Broken Bat storyline, and in this one I’ll summarize the Who Rules the Night storyline.

So after Batman’s back is broken, he is rushed to the Batcave where Alfred takes care of him. For some reason then there’s a story that takes place three weeks earlier about Batman and Robin capturing Two-Face, but it’s not necessary. So Robin gives the cape and cowl to no one other than the religious sect assassin who was trained from birth to be an avenging angel, A.K.A Jean-Paul Valley. I will be calling him AzBats. So he goes out and fights some people, and then Scarecrow who wants to be a god or something. Scarecrow’s fear gas makes the subliminal messaging from the Order of St. Dumas (known as The System) to start to take hold. So he gets the brilliant idea to banish Robin forever and create CLAWS for himself. So he goes out, fights some more, people, and then attempts to take on Bane. He fails, so he immediately makes a super crazy mecha-batsuit. He fights Bane, succeeds and bam. It’s over.


Continue reading my Knightfall summaries at my review of Batman: Knightfall, Vol. 2: Knightquest.


*I own Knightfall Part One, and I checked out Knightfall Vols. 1-3 at the library.
… (mere)
 
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WitherVideos | 8 andre anmeldelser | Oct 25, 2023 |
The Dennis O'Neil story that concludes the volume is a decent-but-nothing-special story about Gordon's brief career in Chicago before coming to Gotham, but the two Chuck Dixon stories forming the rest of this collection are excellent, gripping crime stories, and warmly recommended to anyone who enjoys the grounded end of the tales set in Gotham City, where Batman is at most a distant background figure and police, criminals and politicians take centre stage.
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Lucky-Loki | 1 anden anmeldelse | Sep 11, 2023 |
Batman: A Death in the Family was an amazing collection of comics full of the nerdy Batman I always loved!

Every year on my birthday I splurge a little bit and buy myself a comic book. I bought this one year ago and totally slacked on reading it and posting my review. So now is my time to shine and finally reveal my thoughts on it!

So far, this is one of my favourite series of comics in the Batman universe. Is it the best ever? No. Is it a hit or miss set of comics? Yes. But I absolutely love the artwork featured within this book. The style alone of how it was written pulls me in to the story and made me want to continue reading it. Add in the bright colours and old style comics and you have me hooked! I love retro/old style Batman, it's my aesthetic for comic books.

This set of comics was interesting because back in the day readers got to vote what happened to Robin. That little information alone makes me more interested in this book - can you imagine eagerly waiting for the next comic to know whether or not the general public agreed with you on Robin's fate? That is so intriguing to me (and the results interested me even more). Clearly I need to read the earlier comics featuring Robin to see if I can understand why his fate was so tragic.

When you look at the big picture, this was something gigantic that the DC Comics line did. The writers depended on the readers to determine a character's fate. This appears to be a strategic marketing campaign (as this comic and plot line is still famous to this day) but also very problematic. Some people like that the writers left the fate of Robin in the hands of the readers, but others are 100% against it. That sort of background to the story is what pulls me in - it's dramatic and interesting.

I find this comic series to be a little more brutal (without spoiling how the death occurs, of course). I wouldn't recommend it for younger readers (teenagers and up are my suggested audience). There is also a little bit of politics in this book as well, which might not be understood by the younger audience if they choose to read it.

I do dislike the fact that the ending to this book is given away in the title. It's a really good name, but it also ruins everything for the reader. We know what's going to happen based on the title and the cover page. I'm not sure how they could change this because it is so attention grabbing.

My other issue with this book is the plot line - it seemed like the writers rushed into the plot line as a way to simply kill Robin off. Robin is going to find his mother, magically finds her and BAM he's done for. I would have liked to see the Mother storyline expanded a little more and made it meaningful so the death did feel more powerful (especially if they are going to ruin the surprise by making the title "Death in the Family").

On a side note, I always looked up to Batman as a child. Now that I'm an adult and reading this book, I think I've changed my mind. This Batman wasn't the brightest or most helpful in the end. Alfred seemed to be so invested, but Bruce/Batman did not. I plan to pick up a few more comic books to see if this is a writer issue or simply how Bruce/Batman was meant to be in the long run.

Four out of five stars!
… (mere)
 
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Briars_Reviews | 14 andre anmeldelser | Aug 4, 2023 |

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