My Own Romance #71 - Al Williamson art, Jack Kirby cover, non-attributed Matt Baker art

My Own Romance v1 #71, 1959 - In this issue, Al Williamson proves himself adept at illustrating romance tales. Though only four pages long, the artist's flowing lines add grace and beauty to this story of a female heartbreaker (see interior page below). Matt Baker contributes to two stories uncredited in comic book guides. Unfortunately, his pencils are poorly delineated by an insensitive inker. Jack Kirby's cover isn't much better due its overcrowded layout. "Don't Ask Me to Marry You" was later reprinted in My Love v2 #10 and Our Love Story #29, "And Then I Found You" reprinted in My Love v2 #10 and #26 and "But... Do You Love Me?" reprinted in Our Love Story #14. This is number 11 of 14 My Own Romance issues with Baker art and/or covers, number 1 of 4 My Own Romance issues with Kirby art and/or covers and number 1 of 1 My Own Romance issues with Williamson art and/or covers.
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Kirby cover pencils (Christopher Rule inks) = **
"Don't Ask Me to Marry You" Baker story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 5 pages = *
"But... Do You Love Me?" Baker story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 5 pages = *
"And Then I Found You" Williamson story pencils and inks 5 pages = ***

Matt Baker

Al Williamson

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  1. the cover, BTW, is by Kirby and Christopher Rule.

    Nick Caputo

  2. I've since modified the post. Tnanks, Nick.