GASPAR SALADINO in OTHER U and V TITLES

All images © DC Comics. From THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #1, July 1980

There are just three titles in this article that didn’t have enough material to make separate entries. The one above was a three issue miniseries for which Gaspar Saladino did different logo lettering on each issue and all the cover lettering. The Marvel-style text is surely the work of writer Len Wein.

From THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #2, Aug 1980

Another blurb at the bottom of this cover with over-the-top text meant to grab readers, and it did.

From THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN #3, Sept 1980

Another fun blurb on this cover, and my favorite of the logo versions.

From V #1, Feb 1985

This series was based on a science fiction TV show of the time and ran 18 issues, many with Saladino cover lettering. The single letter title made for difficult cover layouts, but Gaspar did well with his cover lettering here.

From V #2, March 1985

Gaspar would use nearly rectangular balloons like this one occasionally, when the words fit best that way, or just to add interest.

From V #9, Oct 1985

Sometimes stretching open letters horizontally and vertically in the same blurb made it more interesting.

From V #10, Dec 1985

Sometimes just emphasizing one word was the best idea.

From V #15, April 1986

Here variety in size and style gives the caption more appeal.

From V #16, May 1986

When he needed to fill an odd shape, Gaspar always rose to the occasion with a creative solution.

From VERTIGO JAM #1 1993

This one-shot was a sampler of then current features from the DC Comics Vertigo imprint, and unusually, contained all new material. Gaspar lettered the Hellblazer story.

To sum up, these covers have Saladino lettering:

THE UNTOLD LEGEND OF THE BATMAN: 1-3

V: 1-2, 7, 9, 11-13, 15-18

That’s 14 in all. The story above was 13 pages. Other articles in this series and more you might like are on the COMICS CREATION page of my blog.

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