Friday, December 7, 2012

The Texan #5 - Matt Baker art & cover

Matt Baker
The Texan v1 #5, 1949 - Buckskin Belle meets a handsome tenderfoot in the opening story by Matt Baker. The artwork is nicely done, although the inker is unknown to me. The first page is better than the rest, depicting the city slicker's attempt at taming a wild horse. This story was later reprinted in the Hawk #10. Baker's cover is a tad better, although an embrace occurring during a gunfight seems odd. Note that the cowboy's hat is shot clean off, heightening the tension. This is number 2 of 11 Texan issues with Baker art and/or covers. See today's posts, more Baker or Texan issues. See also this blog's Baker checklist.
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Baker cover pencils and inks = ***
"Peril on the Prairie"
Baker story pencils 9 pages = ***
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Matt Baker
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1 comment:

  1. Maybe the Mystery Rustlers wouldn't shoot a woman. Nice cover.