Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Matt Baker Romance Comics


Matt Baker (December 10, 1921 – August 11, 1959) was an American comic book artist who drew the costumed crimefighter Phantom Lady, among many other characters. Active in the 1940s and 1950s Golden Age of comic books, he is the first known African-American artist to find success in the comic-book industry. He also penciled the very first graphic novel, St. John Publications' digest-sized "picture novel" It Rhymes with Lust (1950). Baker was inducted into the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame in 2009. (from Wikipedia)

Here's some romance comics with cover art by Baker.


Teenage Temptations #1, October 1952.


True Love Pictorial #6, October 1953.


Wartime Romances #17, September 1953.


Teen-Age Romances #2, April 1949.


Teen-Age Romances #3, July 1949.


Teen-Age Romances #42, March 1955.


Giant Comics Editions #15, 1950.

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John said...

Matt Baker was the best "Good Girl" artist around!

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