Monday, December 22, 2014

Fightin' Marines #6 - Matt Baker art & cover

Matt Baker
Fightin' Marines v1 #6, 1952 - Finding out that the general loves gardening, Canteen Kate concocts an idea that will put Al in his good graces. As usual, Matt Baker seamlessly combines humor and realism in a military setting. Interestingly, Canteen Kate's own series is promoted in text above the story pages. This light-hearted tale is contrasted by Baker's gripping cover of entrenched GIs. Dark and textural, the scene has an almost photojournalistic quality. The cover was later reprinted in Fightin' Marines #16. This is number 6 of 11 Fightin' Marines issues with Baker art and/or covers (not including reprints). See today's posts, more Baker, Canteen Kate or Fightin' Marines issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist.
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Baker cover pencils and inks = ****
"Ready, Aim, Fire" Baker story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
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Matt Baker
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Teen-Age Rom. #3
True Love Pict. #6
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1 comment:

  1. Great cover! Very dark and moody. Thanks for the post.