GASPAR SALADINO at NATIONAL LAMPOON

NATIONAL LAMPOON was a humor/satire magazine originally spun off from the Harvard Lampoon with some of the same staff. It flourished during the 1970s, having great impact on popular culture, but by the early 1980s was losing importance and sales, and after the entire staff was fired in 1985, it ceased to have any major […]

GASPAR SALADINO at AURORA

Aurora Plastics Corporation was founded in 1950 and made buyer-assembled plastic replica models of cars and airplanes, later expanding into TV and movie scenes. In 1974 they issued a series of comic book superheroes and characters that ran to ten releases, and each one had a comic book size pamphlet of eight pages, two pages […]

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 […]