Monday, June 15, 2015

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

Jack Kirby
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 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. See today's posts or more Baker, Kirby, Williamson or My Own Romance issues. See also this blog's Williamson checklist, Kirby checklist or Baker checklist.
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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 = ***
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Matt Baker

Al Williamson
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More Williamson posts:
Thunder Agents v1 #10 tower silver age 1960s comic book cover art by Wally Wood, Al Williamson
Thunder Agents #10
Two-Gun Western #11
Western Kid #9

More Baker posts:
Cinderella Love v2 #25 st.john romance comic book cover art by Matt Baker
Cinderella Love v3 #25
Outer Space v1 #21 charlton sci-fi comic book cover art by Steve Ditko
Outer Space #21
Two Gun Western #6


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

    Nick Caputo

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