Value of Original Jim Aparo Art

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Jim Aparo art price guide

If you've found some original comic art by Jim Aparo, then this page will help you to figure out what it's worth.

Facts About Original Jim Aparo Comic Art

Record Sale for Artwork:
$78,000 Batman #497 Page 22

Official Website:
https://www.dccomics.com/talent/jim-aparo

Key Comic Book Issues:

  • Justice League of America #200
  • Adventure Comics #440
  • Aquaman #40
  • The Brave and the Bold #100
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How Much is Jim Aparo Artwork Worth?

Four to big five figures depending on the importance of the item. As usual, cover art is worth much more than interior pages, but any published Aparo piece is worth decent money.

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Prices For Jim Aparo Art

Batman #497 Page 22 sold for $78,000
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Adventure Comics #433 Page 1 sold for $17,925
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Adventure Comics #433 Page 12 sold for $8,960
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Adventure Comics #440 Complete 12-Page Story sold for $78,000
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Adventure Comics #440 Cover Art sold for $52,580
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Adventure Comics #451 Cover Art sold for $5,080
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Batman #325 Cover Art sold for $16,800
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Batman #331 Cover Art sold for $18,000
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Batman #336 Cover Art sold for $11,700
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Batman #340 Cover Art sold for $14,400
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Batman #561 Page 13 sold for $1,670
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The Brave and the Bold #108 Cover Art sold for $11,950
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The Brave and the Bold #112 Cover Art sold for $18,000
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The Brave and the Bold #124 Cover Art sold for $28,680
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The Brave and the Bold #135 Cover Art sold for $13,800
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The Brave and the Bold #138 Cover Art sold for $18,000
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The Brave and the Bold #199 Cover Art sold for $15,535
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The Brave and the Bold #200 Cover Art sold for $31,200
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The Brave and the Bold #191 Cover Art sold for $55,200
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Detective Comics #496 Cover Art sold for $8,365
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The Phantom Stranger #10 Page 8 sold for $1,430
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The Phantom Stranger #33 Cover Art sold for $22,800
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The Phantom Stranger #35 Cover Art sold for $9,000
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The Phantom Stranger #36 sold for $7,200
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Wrath of the Spectre #4 Wraparound Cover Art sold for $6,570
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History of Jim Aparo in Comic Book Art

Jim Aparo had his first art published in the comic strip Stern Wheeler, which was featured in a Hartford, Connecticut newspaper in 1963. His work caught the attention of Charlton Comics' editor Dick Giordano, who eventually hired him on as a comic book artist.

His first assignment was drawing characters for their humour feature called Miss Bikini Luv in Go-Go Comics. Aparo drew for many of their other titles in a variety of genres, including Westerns, romance, science-fiction, horror, mystery and suspense.

He also drew back-up stories for popular titles like Captain Atom and The Phantom. Aparo was one of only a handful of artists from his era to serve as the penciller, inker and letterer for all of his work. 

By the late 1960s, Aparo moved over to DC Comics, following Giordano who took an editorial position there as well. However, Aparo would remain providing Charlton with the artwork for The Phantom series.

Aparo was first assigned to draw the Aquaman series for DC. From issue #40 until it was discontinued, Aparo pencilled, inked and lettered the series. Following the cancellation of Aquaman, Aparo began on the series The Phantom Stranger for DC, as well as House of Mystery and House of Secrets. 

In 1971, Aparo took over artistic duties on the popular DC title The Brave and the Bold, beginning with issue #100 and continued his run until #200, ending with the cancellation of the series itself. During his ten year run on The Brave and the Bold, Aparo also worked on series like Adventure Comics, in particular, drawing the character the Spectre. 

In 1973, he took over artistic duties on Detective Comics with issue #437, drawing the solo Batman series. In 1982, Aparo was among the artists who drew for the double-sized Just League of America #200 issue.

The following year Aparo launched a new series which he had co-created, called Batman and the Outsiders, wherein Batman leads a team of superheroes to fight crime. He also did the pencilling for the Green Arrow series from issues #81-100.

Aparo won a Shazam Award in 1972 for Best Individual Short Story called The Demon Within, which was featured in House of Mystery #201. In 1993, he won an Inkpot Award and in 2019 Aparo was inducted into the Will Eisner Hall of Fame.


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