Saturday, August 17, 2013

365 Days of DC House Ads, Day 229: He's also been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king

House ad for Alan Moore's run on The Saga of the Swamp Thing (1984); printed in World's Finest Comics #304 (June 1984)
Ad art: pencils by Stephen R. Bissette, inks by John Totleben
Ad designed and lettered by Gaspar Saladino (?)

Here's one of my favorite Bissette/Totleben covers from that run, coincidentally from the same month as the ad:

Cover of Saga of the Swamp Thing #25 (June 1984), pencils by Stephen R. Bissette, inks by John Totleben,
colors by Tatjana Wood (?)


Unknown said...

Has Mike Sterling been notified about today's post?

Blam said...

Huh... This one's interesting. While the top four/five lines look like Gaspar's work, I'm pretty sure that the rest is lettered by regular Swamp Thing letterer (and general workhorse) John Costanza. I'm curious to have someone like Tom Orzechowski or Todd Klein weigh in on this.