Monday, August 2, 2010

Frontier Western #10 - non-attributed Matt Baker art


Frontier Western v1 #10, 1957 - A bank robber seeks revenge on a witness that testified against him, only to a the man that stands his ground rather than runs away. Although a typical western morality tale, the artwork is infused with empathy thanks to Matt Baker. There are a few jarring selections by the colorist (see interior page above), but otherwise the distractions are few. Like many of his stories in this era, the brushwork is softer and more dimensional than the decade before. This unattributed tale is one of Baker's more memorable efforts for Atlas. Other artists in this issue include George Tuska, Sid Check, and John Severin (cover only). This is number 3 of 3 Frontier Western issues with Baker art and/or covers. See today's posts, more Baker or Frontier Western issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist.
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"Dangerous Game" Baker story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***
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1 comments to date:

Danman said...

Painterly inks- Baker as well? A great page, but the last panel has awkward continuity. Did he fall off his horse? He's lucky the bad guy only shot his gun.

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