GASPAR SALADINO in OTHER S TITLES

All images © Marvel. From SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL #5, Aug 1973

Here’s a collection of Marvel titles with only one or two examples of Gaspar Saladino lettering in each. I’ll go through them in alphabetical order, letting the photo captions fill you in on titles and dates. On this cover, Gaspar’s typically wide, angular balloon lettering is enhanced by the special balloon style at upper left. Saladino also lettered NEKRA, but ENTER is type.

From SHOGUN WARRIORS #9, Oct 1979

The creative design of this title is impressive, with great use of lower case letters.

From SOLO AVENGERS #19, July 1989

A fairly late example from Saladino at Marvel, this story has great upper and lower case captions.

From SON OF SATAN #8, Feb 1977

Saladino lettered just the first page of this story, and played up DEVIL in the title effectively.

From SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION #15, Dec 1973

This title became the starting point for a popular series with issue #15. Saladino lettered the captions.

From SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION #15, Dec 1973

I think he also lettered the first page of the story. The style of the first caption is hard to identify, some of it may be lettered by another person, but the credits are definitely by Saladino.

From SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION #16, Feb 1974

These captions are full of Gaspar’s creative styles. After this the book took on the name of the feature and had a long run as MASTER OF KUNG FU, which I’ve already covered.

From SPOOF #5, May 1973

Here’s the first page of a story lettered by Gaspar for this short-lived humor series. He decided not to add his own name to the credits. The title style is similar to early Mad Magazine work by Ben Oda.

From SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS #12, April 1975

In addition to designing the feature logo on this cover, Gaspar lettered the caption.

To sum up, I found Saladino lettering on these covers:

SHANNA THE SHE-DEVIL 5

SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION 15-16

SUPERNATURAL THRILLERS 12

That’s four in all. Below are the details of his story lettering.

SHOGUN WARRIORS #9: page 1 only

SOLO AVENGERS #19: 11pp

SON OF SATAN #8: page 1 only

SPECIAL MARVEL EDITION #15: page 1 only

SPOOF #5: 8pp

That’s a total of 22 pages. More articles in this series and others you might enjoy are on the COMICS CREATION page of my blog.

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