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Cover for Witchblade (Image, 1995 series) #149 [Cover C Virginia Comic Con… (http://ift.tt/2bjPaP6) #comics #gatefoldcovers #wraparoundcovers

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Jim Aparo (24 August 1932 – 19 July 2005, USA) was a comic-book artist best known for his work at DC Comics in the 1960s and 1970s; for many years he drew Batman team-up stories in “The Brave and the Bold”.

Aparo’s career began at Charlton Comics in the early 1960s, creating many stories for anthology titles. He drew the “Thane of Bagarth” series with writer Steve Skeates, and the western feature ‘Wander’ with writer Denny O’Neill. He had a long run on “The Phantom”.

Aparo followed his editor, Dick Giordano, to DC Comics in the late 1960s. He drew “Aquaman” and “Phantom Stranger” and stories for the mystery anthologies. At the end of 1971, he became the regular artist on the Batman team-up title, “The Brave and the Bold”, missing very few issues until the end of the title in 1983.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/a/aparo_jim.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jim_Aparo
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/gslV303wEqF

(“Go-Go” #9, October 1967, is the earliest Jim Aparo cover we know of. Are we missing anything? Let us know!)

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Gaylord DuBois (24 August 1899 – 20 October 1993, USA) was a prolific comic-book writer, known to have written over 3000 stories in his long career. In addition to comic books, he wrote comic strips, Big Little Books, and juvenile adventure novels.

DuBois famously wrote “Tarzan” for Dell Comics and Gold Key Comics continuously from 1946 until 1971.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gaylord_DuBois
As “Du Bois” in the GCD — http://ow.ly/Zwlt303wEeP
As “DuBois” or “Dubois” in the GCD — http://ow.ly/d54e303wEea

(DuBois created the back-up feature ‘Leopard Girl’, whose first appearance was in “Tarzan of the Apes” #162, December 1966.)

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David Füleki (born 24 August 1985, Germany) is a comic artist who has been published by Carlsen Verlag, Tokyopop, and others. Besides his occupation as a comic author Füleki studies media communication at Chemnitz University of Technology

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_F%C3%BCleki
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/cVWC303wDW5

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Max Bunker (born 24 August 1939, Italy) is the professional name of comic-book writer Luciano Secchi, who often works with artist Magnus (Roberto Raviola). They created the series “Kriminal” and “Satanik” in 1964, pioneers in the violent and erotic crime comics genre ‘fumetti neri’ (‘dark comics’).

In 1969 they created what is perhaps Bunker’s best-known series, “Alan Ford”, about smart and saucy secret agents who act out their creators’ dark humor, surreal fantasies, and political sarcasm.

At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Max_Bunker
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/K1TL303wDBs

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Reuben 1977: Chester Gould, Dick Tracy http://ift.tt/2bDoGv1 #comics #Reubens #ReubenAwards #NCS #NationalCartoonistSociety

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Alfredo Alcala (23 August 1925 – 8 April 2000, The Philippines) was an artist who as a teenager during World War II had drawn maps of Japanese positions to assist the Allies. During the 1950s, his comic-book work was popular enough to support a series named “Alcala Komix Magazine”.

In 1963, he created ‘Voltar’, an ancient Viking character whose stories became very popular both in The Philippines and internationally, and garnered awards in both arenas.

Alcala published at DC and Marvel Comics in the USA from the early 1970s, moving to New York City in 1976. In the 1990s he relocated to California and worked in animation.

At Comiclopedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Alcala
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Alcala
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/11NA303uopE

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Chris Bachalo (born 23 August 1965, Canada) is a comic book artist known for his quirky, cartoon-like style. He became well-known in the 1990s for stints at DC Comics’ Vertigo imprint drawing “Shade, the Changing Man”, written by Peter Milligan, and Neil Gaiman’s two ‘Death’ series.

Bachalo also illustrated several X-Men series at Marvel Comics, including “Generation X” (which he co-created), “X-Men” (1991 series), “Uncanny X-Men”, and “Ultimate X-Men”.

At Comiclopedia — https://www.lambiek.net/artists/b/bachalo_chris.htm
At Wikipedia — https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Bachalo
In the GCD — http://ow.ly/yJkl303uo4K

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