GASPAR SALADINO in ZATANNA and ZERO HOUR

All images © DC Comics. From ZATANNA SPECIAL #1, May 1987

As we finish up this alphabetical exploration of Gaspar Saladino’s DC Comics work, we have this cover for which he did the lettering. The scroll caption works well for the subject, and the bottom blurb is also fine.

From ZERO HOUR #4, Sept 1994

This was one of those company-wide events that were proven to draw in readers, and Gaspar Saladino lettered the entire five issue series. It counted down from 4 to 0, each book released weekly in September, 1994. It included just about every existing DC Universe character, and I’m happy Gaspar was asked to letter it. I’m sure everyone involved was happy with his fine work on the book, too.

From ZERO HOUR #2, Sept 1994

When sound effects were called for, Saladino delivered great ones.

From ZERO HOUR #1, Sept 1994

This special lettering style for The Spectre is one I developed for his own title. Gaspar did it better.

From ZERO HOUR #0, Sept 1994

Dan Jurgens and Jerry Ordway made a terrific team on story and art, and Saladino’s lettering added the gravitas of his 45 years at the company lettering so many of their books and characters. It’s excellent work by all of them, and a fine way to end this series of articles.

To sum up, here are the details of Gaspar’s lettering on this title.

#4 Sept 1994: 23pp

#3 Sept 1994: 23pp

#2 Sept 1994: 23pp

#1 Sept 1994: 24pp

#0 Sept 1994: 28 pp

That’s 121 pages in all. Other articles in this series and more you might enjoy are on the COMICS CREATION page of my blog.

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