GASPAR SALADINO at TOWER & KING FEATURES

This article features a small amount of Gaspar Saladino lettering at two publishers. Tower was a paperback book publisher who got into comics from 1965-69 with two lines of books: Wally Wood’s T.H.U.N.D.E.R. AGENTS and spinoffs, superheroic action, and TIPPY TEEN and spinoffs, Archie-like teen humor. Wood co-edited his books, and did wonderful art on […]

GASPAR SALADINO at HARVEY COMICS

Gaspar Saladino’s lettering work for this publisher all happened in 1966-67 with one late exception from 1991. I’ll examine the titles alphabetically except for that last one. The editor of these action-adventure-superhero titles was Joe Simon, who I’m sure would have known Gaspar’s work at DC, but I think in this case, as with Western […]

GASPAR SALADINO AT WESTERN PUBLISHING Part 2

Continuing with the lettering work of Gaspar Saladino on stories in comics under the Dell and Gold Key imprints from Western Publishing (see Part 1 for more details), this was one of many one-shot movie adaptations. The lettering on the entire story is by Saladino, here with a fine scroll caption at the top, though […]

GASPAR SALADINO AT WESTERN PUBLISHING Part 1

Western Publishing’s comics are complicated. For many years they were produced in partnership with Dell, whose name was on the cover, though Western also produced a few titles under their own name. That ended around 1962 according to the Grand Comics Database, though some titles continued under the Dell name for a long while, and […]

GASPAR SALADINO IN OTHER PUBLISHERS: 1950s

Gaspar Saladino began his long career as a comics letterer at DC Comics in the fall of 1949 when he was hired by editor Julius Schwartz. He was soon also doing lots of lettering for Julie’s office mate Robert Kanigher, and when Gaspar was not busy lettering pages for those editors, he would take work […]