Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Teen-Age Diary Secrets / Blue Ribbon Comics v2 #4 - Matt Baker art & cover

Matt Baker 
Teen-Age Diary Secrets / Blue Ribbon Comics v2 #4, 1949 - Matt Baker enters the romance genre, building an impressive body of work over the next decade. In his first story, "I Set a Trap for a Wolf", a girl tries to tame a neighborhood boy with the reputation for running around (this tale was later retitled "I Tempted the Wrong Boy" and reprinted in both Pictorial Romances #7 and Teen-Age Temptations #9). The second tale, "I Should Have Played Hard-to-Get", features a teenage girl shuttling between two boys before focusing on her studies (this was later retitled "I Tried to Burn the Candle at Both Ends" and reprinted in both Wartime Romances #1 and Diary Secrets #25. Matt Baker's artwork is better than most during this period, but well below his usual standards. His drawings are fairly conservative and his layouts stiff and repetitive. By contrast, Baker's cover excels in both areas. This is number 2 of 3 Blue Ribbon Comics v2 issues with Baker art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Baker or Blue Ribbon Comics issues. See also this blog's Baker checklist.
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Baker cover pencils and inks = ***
"I Set a Trap for a Wolf" Baker story pencils and inks 8 pages = **
"I Should Have Played Hard-to-GetBaker story pencils and inks 7 pages = **
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Matt Baker 
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More Baker posts:
Texan #11
Exotic Romances #28
Teen-Age Rom. #7

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