Teen-age Romances #18 - Matt Baker art, cover & reprint

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Teen-age Romances v1 #18, 1951 - Matt Baker's artwork fills the entire issue, starting with his festive and playful cover. In the lead story, a farm girl aspires to date only city boys from a higher economic strata. "I Scorned Love" tells of a delivery boy who inadvertently meets a girl at a penthouse party, while "Deceitful" chronicles the manipulations of a pretty young redhead. Matt Baker's drawings on all three features are comparable in skill and sensitivity. Captions and dialogue take up much of the space, but a handful of panels stand out here and there. Filling out the rest of the book is a brief two-pager (new) and a reprint from Teen-Age Diary Secrets #4 ("I Carried Things Too Far", originally titled "I Was Tired of Being Good"). Among the new stories, "I Scorned Love" was later reprinted in Teen-Age Romances #45"I Played Hard-to-Get" and "Deceitful" both later appeared in Going Steady #14This is number 18 of 42 Teen-age Romances issues with Baker art and/or covers.
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Baker cover pencils and inks = ***
"I Misbehaved" Baker story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***
"I Scorned Love" Baker story pencils and inks 6 pages = ***
"I Played Hard-to-Get" Baker story pencils and inks 2 pages = ***
"Deceitful" Baker story pencils and inks 8 pages = ***

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