Jim Aparo was the artist on Batman when I first started reading comics, and to me, his version of Batman IS Batman. He was also the artist on my first Hawk & Dove comic, two of my favorite characters. His best known work has to be the "Batman: Death in The Family" series. "Batman: A Death in The Family" was the series that featured the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. Arguably, he's also responsible for the best known piece of Batman art, the cover to "Batman: A Death in The Family".
Jim Aparo 1932 - 2005