Saturday, August 17, 2013

Tales of the Mysterious Traveler #12 - non-attributed Matt Baker art

Tales of the Mysterious Traveler v1 #12, 1959 - Undocumented in comic book guides, this issue contains two stories by Matt Baker. In the first, a young man wants to be rid of his strange levitation powers. The second tells of a truck driver tasked with leaving a mysterious package at the top of a mountain. Both tales bear characteristics of Baker's style, but unfortunately poor inking diminishes the art. Shadows are crudely applied on faces and figures. Details are few and far between. The overall result sadly suggests a lack of effort, skill or both. This is number 1 of 2 Tales of the Mysterious Traveler issues with Baker art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Baker or Tales of the Mysterious Traveler issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist.
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"Man Alone" Baker story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 8 pages = *
"Satisfied Customers" Baker story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 8 pages = *

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More Baker posts:
Quick Trigger West. #18
Authentic Police Cases v1 #12 st john crime comic book cover art by Matt Baker
Auth. Police Cases #12
Teen-Age Rom. #4


  1. There is a resemblance, but my sources say it's Rocco Mastroserio and I tend to agree.