Sunday, March 29, 2015

Unusual Tales #19 - non-attributed Matt Baker art & cover

Matt Baker
Unusual Tales v1 #19, 1959 - Suffering from depression, a commercial artist creates an ink blot that suddenly obliterates everything in its path. This odd (non-attributed) Matt Baker tale seems hurriedly drawn and executed. Vince Colletta's inks hamper it further with its minimal application. Baker's large opening panel reveals a tad more effort, but not enough to compensate for the entire story. For economy's sake, the publisher re-appropriates the panel for the cover illustration (see cover shown above). Other artists in this issue include Sal Trapani. This is number 2 of 3 Unusual Tales issues with Baker art and/or covers. See today's posts or more Baker or Unusual Tales issues. See also this blog's Matt Baker checklist.
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'The Blotting Threat'' Baker story pencils (Vince Colletta inks) 5 pages = *
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Matt Baker
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More Baker posts:
Wartime Rom. #10
True Love Pict. #10
Fightin' Marines #6

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