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Sal Amendola


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Sal Amendola

1948 Italy

Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist

Sal Amendola (born 1948, in Italy) is an Italian American comics artist and teacher primarily known for his association with DC Comics.

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Sal Amendola started his comics career in 1969, drawing stories for editor Dick Giordano's The Witching Hour, and becoming Giordano's assistant editor in 1970. At DC, Amendola worked in the production department, where he did coloring, inking, lettering, and page headings. He provided artwork on such features as "Green Arrow" in Action Comics and "John Carter, Warlord of Mars" in Weird Worlds. He drew spot illustrations for an Aquaman text story in Super DC Giant #S-26 (July–August 1971).

Amendola left DC for Marvel Comics in 1972, where, as an associate editor, he worked on letters pages, coloring, and backgrounds. Unhappy at Marvel, Amendola soon returned to DC. He drew the Batman story "Night of the Stalker!" in Detective Comics #439 (Feb.–March 1974) which was scripted by Steve Englehart, considered as one of the greatest Batman short stories ever.

In 1976, Amendola was part of the Crusty Bunkers, a group of comic book inkers who assisted Neal Adams' on various projects.

Amendola eventually became an editor and talent coordinator at DC, where he stayed until 1986. He edited the New Talent Showcase and Elvira's House of Mystery titles. He inked Curt Swan's pencils on the comic book adaptation of Superman III in 1983 and was one of the artists on World's Finest Comics #300 (Feb. 1984).

In the mid–1970s, Amendola wrote and drew for Archie Comics and did storyboard art for movies. Amendola began teaching at New York's School of Visual Arts in 1974, and later at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology.


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