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Pictorial Love Stories 001 -JVJ

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27-July-2014 8:34 pm
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Username: Yoc
Comment: GCD says the first story is Matt Baker but it doesn't look it to my eye. Terrible printing in the book doesn't help it at all.
27-July-2014 9:03 pm
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Username: tilliban
Comment: I share your opinion, Yoc. The new Matt Baker checklist by JVJ (in "Matt Baker, the Art of Glamour") has it as question-marked Baker. There are some Bakerisms here, but it hasn't got an overall Baker feel to it...
 
 

Issue: #1
Published: October 1952, Price: 0.10 USD, Pages: 36, Editing: Archer St. John; Marion McDermott
Color: Color Dimensions: Standard Golden Age US Paper Stock: Glossy Cover Binding: Saddle-stitched Publishing Format:
 Comic Contents:
Cover (1 page)
Credits: Pencils: Matt Baker | Inks: Matt Baker?

Text Story (1 page) Have You Heard This One?
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Humor

Comic Story (8 pages) A New Routine
Synopsis: Robin and Chuck form a dance team. Famous male dancer Ashley offers Robin a position as his new partner. Chuck proposes marriage to Robin but she doesn’t love him and is falling for Ashley. However, Ashley dumps her when Robin’s heart condition prevents her from dancing. Chuck returns and he and Robin reconcile.
Credits: Pencils: Matt Baker ?; Ray Osrin ?
Genre: Romance
Characters: Robin Roberts Chuck Collins Mr. Stern Ashley Rand

Comic Story (8 pages) Spoiled Darling
Synopsis: Barbara and Norman, who works in her father’s factory, fall in love. He proposes marriage but says he’s opening his own design studio and they must live on his salary alone. Barbara asks her father to give Norman a promotion, but Norman won’t accept it. Norman’s firm begins to fail and Barbara prevents the local banker from extending him a loan. Norman goes back to work in the factory, but just before he marries Barbara, Norman learns what she did. He breaks up with her. Barbara becomes a nurse to become “useful” and hopes Norman will return some day.
Credits: Pencils: Enrico Bagnoli
Genre: Romance
Characters: Norman Holmes Cyrus Fontaine Barbara Fontaine Mr. Forbes Mr. Prescott

Comic Story (8 pages) Love Game
Synopsis: Eva and Nicky travel to the city for a tennis tournament. Eva meets Tim and they fall in love. She stays in town to care for her ill Aunt Kathryn, although the older woman asks her to stop seeing Tim. Her aunt recovers and goes on a trip; Nicky comes by for a visit and he and Eva spot Tim in a nightclub with another woman: his wife. Tim later says he wants to stay married to his rich wife but Eva can be his mistress. Nicky punches Tim. Eva and Nicky go home together.
Credits: Pencils: Hy Rosen | Inks: Hy Rosen
Genre: Romance
Characters: Eva Nicky Holmes Tim Graven Aunt Kathryn

Comic Story (7 pages) Blackmail Heart
Synopsis: Bored with her life, Sally quits her office job and goes to work as a nightclub hat check girl. Her “stick-in-the-mud” fiancé Bill objects and says the club owner and employee Norman are black-mailers. Sally breaks up with Bill and dates Norman. Norman convinces Sally to kiss a client as a “joke,” but they’re both later arrested for blackmail. Sally is freed and decides to leave town to escape the scandal. Bill shows up and they reconcile.
Credits: Pencils: Enrico Bagnoli
Genre: Romance
Characters: Bill Stanton Ben Blackwell Judd Raymond Janice Martin Norman Bennett Sally Forrest Mr. Daly Lt. Colt

Text Story (1 page) Quips and Queries
Credits: Letters: typeset
Genre: Humor

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