Romitaman Original Comic Book Art: Your Friendly Neighborhood Art Dealer

"ALWAYS BUYING AND TRADING FOR ANY AND ALL COMIC BOOK ART AND COMIC BOOK STRIP ART"

(330) 221-5665 or mikeburkey@aol.com

  Featured Items
Media Type: Pencil and Ink
Art Type: Cover
Artists: Jim  Aparo pencils and inks
Other Images:

Check out this beautiful Bronze Age beauty that Jim Aparo penciled and inked for the 1980 Detective Comics #496 cover. This awesome battle cover is slightly different from the published comic book because DC decided to switch away from the "Dollar Comics" format (which they started with Detective Comics #481) With this issue, on very short notice, editor Paul Levitz included a text piece in the issue titled "Dept. of Oops" to explain it. What we have here is the original published cover layout before the switch. The cover art was still used, and the original Batgirl art drawn here on this cover stayed on the comic at the top, as she had the backup tale. However, The Robin and Black Lighting drawn art on the left side did not appear on the published comic book because their backup stories got the boot from being produced by DC. If you are a fan of Jim Aparo's long-eared Batman, this is a great LARGE image of Batman in hand to hand/foot combat against Clayface! Just a great cover! Compare this nice cover art to the published comic book in the red link above! ALL art on our website (including this one) are able to be purchased with VERY fair time payments, and trades are always considered towards "ANY" art on our website! Just send us an email to mikeburkey@aol.com and we can try to work something out.

$16,000.00