Meet Miss Bikini Luv! There are hundreds if not thousands of Gidget knock-offs in the world of comic books, but there is only ONE Miss Bikini Luv. What's so special about her? Well, she was the star of one of the very first comic book series to be drawn by future Batman Brave and Bold artist supreme --the one and only JIM APARO! Bikini Luv made her hip-shaking debut in Charleton comic's Go-Go #1. Below, a house ad for the book's second issue...
Double-splash from the comic...
A back-up feature in the book starred "The Rotting Stumps," a groan-inducing parody of The Rolling Stones. In this story, the Stones classic deep and thoughtful lyrics are reduced to "Protest -- yah yah -- protest!" Oh well, at least they got the part about the women exploding correct!
BELOW: The covers of Go-Go #3 (October 1965), and Go-Go #4 (December 1966)
BELOW: The covers of Go-Go #5 (February 1967),
and Go-Go #6 (April 1967),
BELOW: cover of Go-Go #7
BELOW: Back and front covers ofGo-Go #8 (August 1967),
BELOW: Go-Go #9 (October 1967), cover by Jim Aparo -- one of his first comic covers ever, and certainly not his last. He did hundreds!
Below are some pages from Go-Go #9's Bikini Luv story, drawn by Aparo and featuring a parody of Elvis Presley.
An early Jim Aparo fight scene! As would become usual for one-man show Aparo, he did the pencilling, inking and even the sound effects!
All's well that ends well ... both for "Luv" and for future superstar artist JIM APARO!