This series was part of Marvel’s Epic line of creator-owned properties. Gaspar Saladino lettered all four issues, perhaps at the request of the creators, or at editor Archie Goodwin’s suggestion. He did a fine job working over the painted art, as usual, and I’ll show two pages from each issue to give a feel for the entire project. The first page, above, is the only one with a title, suggesting it was originally planned as a single graphic novel.
It’s hard to say how the lettering was done, but certainly not on the art. The usual way with painted projects was for the lettering to be done on vellum overlays. Sometimes those were combined photographically with the art, sometimes the balloons had white paint applied to the backs and then those were pasted onto the art. My guess is the former way was used here.
Nice display lettering scream at bottom left here.
Saladino used several special styles, this page has the one I like best with upper and lower case and rounded rectangle borders that have jagged sections indicating telepathy or some other kind of non-standard communication.
In some places, Gaspar made his lettering narrower than usual to get everything in, an indication of too much to letter! It works, though.
The whole series is classy and beautiful to look at, and Gaspar’s lettering adds to that.
Thought balloons were already falling into disuse in comics in general, there are a few on this page.
It was a fine science fiction series, and there was a second one the next year. That was lettered by Jim Novak.
To sum up, here are the details of Saladino’s story lettering.
#1 July 1984: 32pp
#2 Aug 1984: 29pp
#3 Sept 1984: 31pp
#4 Oct 1984: 28pp
That’s 120 pages in all. Other articles in this series and more you might enjoy are on the COMICS CREATION page of my blog.