Saturday, August 24, 2013

Teen-age Romances #15 - Matt Baker art, cover & reprint


Teen-age Romances v1 #15, 1951 - Despite her plunging neckline, the girl on the cover seems shocked at the suggestion that she would bring trouble to her soldier boyfriend. In addition to the cover, Matt Baker illustrates four stories in this issue. All begin with either full page splashes or large panels, and are the high points of their respective tales (even with their lengthy texts). "I Ran Away from Shame" has an especially fine opening scene of a rich family's backyard pool area (see interior page below). The mother nearly faints over rumors about her daughter while a maid dutifully brings them their drinks. Throughout the issue, Baker's women are as attractive as they are troubled. A fourth Baker tale, "I Made a Game of Love", was originally published as "I Played at Love" in Pictorial Confessions #3This is number 15 of 42 Teen-age Romances issues with Baker art and/or covers.
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Baker cover pencils and inks = ***
"I Was an Army Camp Pick Up" Baker story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
"I Ran Away from Shame" Baker story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
"Spitefulness Robbed Me of Romance" Baker story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***


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2 comments:

  1. So is the guy getting thrown in the pen for leaving a gambling establishment or for dating a knock-out with a provocative dress?

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  2. The cover scene was invented to pique interest, but doesn't appear in the story itself. An MP that dispenses romantic advice? Borders on weird...

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