|Area(s)||Writer, Penciller, Inker, Letterer, Colourist|
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 "Batman" in Detective Comics, "Green Arrow" in Action Comics, and "John Carter, Warlord of Mars" in Weird Worlds.
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, where he drew Batman again. 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. Amendola was one of the artists on the 300th issue of World's Finest Comics in February 1984.
In the mid-1970s, Amendola wrote and drew for Archie comics; he has also done storyboard art for movies. Amendola began teaching at New York's School of Visual Arts in 1974, and later on at the Joe Kubert School of Cartoon and Graphic Art. In 1988, he joined the faculty of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Amendola's comics work (interior art) includes:
- Phoenix #1-3 (1975)
- Action Comics (Green Arrow) #421 (1973)
- Adventure Comics (Doctor Mid-Nite) #418 (1972)
- Amazing World of Superman, Metropolis Edition (1973)
- Batman #296 (1978)
- Detective Comics #439-440 (1974)
- Heroes Against Hunger #1 (two pages) (1986)
- Star Trek #5-6 (1984)
- Superman #239 (two pages)(1971)
- Superman III Movie Special #1 (1983)
- Superman's Pal Jimmy Olsen #153 (1972)
- Teen Titans #20 (with Neal Adams), 30 (1969–1970)
- Weird Worlds #4-7 (1973)
- Who's Who: The Definitive Directory of the DC Universe #11 (1986)
- The Witching Hour #27 (1973)
- World's Finest Comics #247 (Black Canary and Green Arrow); #298, 300 (Superman and Batman) (1977–1984)
- "Sal Amendola". Lambiek Comiclopedia. December 18, 2006. Archived from the original on December 20, 2013.
- Rozakis, Bob (June 18, 2001). "In Search of... Sal Amendola". Comics Bulletin. Archived from the original on February 1, 2009. Retrieved August 18, 2008.
Went to Marvel. I was 'associate editor', doing letters pages, coloring, backgrounds …. They rightly fired me.
- Greenberger, Robert (April 2014). "New Talent and Bonus Babies". Back Issue! (TwoMorrows Publishing) (71): 65–71.
- Sal Amendola (editor) at the Grand Comics Database
- Manning, Matthew K.; Dolan, Hannah, ed. (2010). "1980s". DC Comics Year By Year A Visual Chronicle. Dorling Kindersley. p. 206. ISBN 978-0-7566-6742-9.
In the tradition of DC's anniversary editions, World's Finest Comics #300 was an extra-length issue contributed to by a variety of comic book talent. Written by David Anthony Kraft, Mike W. Barr, and Marv Wolfman, and illustrated by Ross Andru, Mark Texeira, Sal Amendola, and George Pérez.
- Sal Amendola at the Grand Comics Database