Here are three H titles with a small amount of Gaspar Saladino lettering, combined to make the right size article. HERO FOR HIRE ran 16 issues in 1972-73 before being renamed POWER MAN. Gaspar lettered this one cover and several page 1 only assignments. One clue this lettering is not by Danny Crespi, who also did a lot of cover lettering at the time, is the thin outlines around the open letters, Danny usually did them thicker.
This Saladino story title is almost humorous in approach, kind of odd for a superhero book, but it grabs attention. The sound effect is fine, too.
This story title is more serious, but still has appealing bounce. Lots of lettering here.
Perhaps the most impressive title of the lot, STILETTO could be a series logo.
One of Marvel’s black and white magazine-size titles, HAUNT OF HORROR lasted just five issues in 1974-75. Gaspar lettered the full story here, though letterers were not credited on these. His creative title is a good clue.
Another full story by Saladino with an impressive sound effect on this page. I think the inker, Wayne Howard, added the Zipatone pattern in the title and sound effect.
HOWARD THE DUCK was an odd but entertaining book that managed to combine a funny animal character (in appearance) with social satire and drama. He was a surprise hit for a while, and his initial series ran 31 issues from 1976 to 1979. Gaspar’s page 1 lettering puts the story title in a radio burst for extra emphasis.
Some of these issues were lettered by Jim Novak, beginning to absorb Saladino’s style, so it’s possible he might have done this page 1 himself, but comparing the other pages with this one, I feel this is by Gaspar. The creative story title is another point in his favor.
There’s no question on this story, as Saladino lettered the entire thing and gave himself a credit, just his first name as he liked to do it.
Again this could be Jim Novak imitating Saladino, but I feel it’s by Gaspar. Many subtle clues to that.
The second page of the story, the title page, is also by Gaspar, his title lettering is unmistakeable.
To sum up, I found Saladino lettering on these covers: HERO FOR HIRE #8, HOWARD THE DUCK #30, two in all. Below are the details of his story lettering.
HERO FOR HIRE #9, May 1973: page 1 only
HERO FOR HIRE #15, Nov 1973: page 1 only
HERO FOR HIRE #16, Dec 1973: page 1 only
HAUNT OF HORROR #3, Sept 1974: Last Descent to Hell 8pp
HAUNT OF HORROR #4, Nov 1974: Fright Pattern 5pp
HOWARD THE DUCK #5 Sept 1976: page 1 only
HOWARD THE DUCK #7 Dec 1976: page 1 only
HOWARD THE DUCK #27 Sept 1978: 17pp
HOWARD THE DUCK #30 March 1979: page 2 only
That’s a total of 36 pages. More articles in this series and others you might enjoy are on the COMICS CREATION page of my blog.