Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Quick-Trigger Western #12 - Matt Baker art

Quick-Trigger Western v1 #12, 1956 - Putting aside his guns, Rand Hartley decides to live a quieter life, until a troublesome gang rides into town. Splendid layouts and clear storytelling are hallmarks of this Matt Baker tale. The artist intersperses open, borderless panels for emphasis and variety. This works exceptionally well for the most intense scene: as the hero is severely beaten by thugs (see interior page below). Perhaps not coincidentally, two characters share the same last name as two artists in this issue (Hartley and Baker). Other artists in this issue include Bob Forgione, Jack Abel, Al Hartley and John Severin (cover). This is number 1 of 3 Quick-Trigger Western issues with Baker art and/or covers. See today's posts, more Baker or Quick-Trigger Western issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist.
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"The Man Who Wouldn't Fight" Baker story pencils and inks 5 pages = ****
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