Following on from our The Complete Don Newton Charlton Phantom video review, we now review the first such complete compilation produced by Hermes Press. It was released back in 2016 and features the underrated artist Jim Aparo.
Jim Aparo is best known for his time with DC Comics through the 1960s and 1970s, working on popular characters such as Batman, Aquaman and the Spectre. However, his first break into the comic book field came via The Phantom for Charlton Comics. He was hired at Charlton by the legendary Dick Giordano, who later lured Jim and other artists to follow him over to DC.
Jim Aparo's The Phantom work came during what many phans consider to be the lower point of Charlton's run, but even in the poorer quality comic there are still nuggets of gold to be found.
In the video below we review The Complete Jim Aparo Charlton Phantom which features all of Jim's covers and stories digitally remastered to bring us a better and more appealing read. In the video we compare the original Charlton and a Frew Publications reprint against Hermes' remastered version.
You can be the judge on the results.
You can still purchase the book from Hermes Press website here, as well as other sources like Amazon or Book Depository, and we are sure your Local Comic Store would be able to order in a copy for you.