Sunday, March 6, 2016

First Love Illustrated #89 - non-attributed Matt Baker art

First Love Illustrated v1 #89, 1957 - Non-attributed in comic book guides, two Matt Baker tales share a similar theme. In "Nobody's Sweetheart", a star female athlete wonders if her tomboyishness repels the boys. "Dungaree Doll" features a girl mechanic and her perceived lack of glamor. Interestingly, the two tales have different inkers, allowing for comparison. The first has a softer, looser approach (by Jim Mooney?) while the second is clearer and more streamlined. While I think the latter is better, both are fine efforts by Baker. This is number 4 of 4 First Love Illustrated issues with Baker art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Baker or First Love Illustrated issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist
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"Nobody's Sweetheart" Baker story pencils 6 pages = ***
"Dungaree Doll" Baker story pencils 5 pages = ***
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True Love Pict. #11
Pict. Romances #11
Texan #15

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