Sunday, September 21, 2014

Fightin' Marines #2 - Matt Baker art

Fightin' Marines v1 #2, 1951 - Canteen Kate begins as a back-up comedy feature, lovingly drawn by Matt Baker. When Kate borrows an air conditioning unit from a major's office, trouble is sure to follow. Her girl-next-door appeal is solely due to the artist's winsome renditions. The male characters are secondary, although drawn equally well. On the cover, Baker drew the small uppermost panel on the left. According to some sources, this is Canteen Kate's first appearance. This cover and story were later reprinted in Fightin' Marines #14. This is number 2 of 11 Fightin' Marines issues with Baker art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts, more BakerCanteen Kate or Fightin' Marines issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist.
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"The Big Freeze" Baker story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
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More Baker posts:
Robin Hood Tales #3
Teen-Age Rom. #14
Diary Secrets #10

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