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 […]

GASPAR SALADINO in OTHER MARVEL TITLES W to Z

This final article in my study of Gaspar Saladino at Marvel Comics includes books with a small amount of his lettering work through the end of the alphabet. WAR IS HELL was a war title using both reprints and new material that ran 15 issues from 1973-75. Gaspar did the two blurbs on this cover, […]

GASPAR SALADINO in X-MEN

One of Marvel’s most successful and longest-running superhero titles, X-MEN began in 1963, but by the early 1970s when Gaspar Saladino returned to lettering at the company, it was mostly reprints until 1975 when Len Wein and Dave Cockrum launched a revised team with new characters. It was a hit, and the book soared to […]