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Art by Matt Baker

Northwest Mounties

“Northwest Mounties” refers to the Royal Northwest Mounted Police (RNWMP), which was a predecessor to the modern Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP). The RNWMP was established in 1873…

Approved Comics, Matt Baker and Archer St. John

Let’s just get the tragic parts of this story out of the way. Archer St. John, owner/editor of St. John Publishing overdosed on sleeping pills in 1955, at…

True Love Pictorial

Artist Matt Baker and writer Dana Dutch were the Leonardo Da Vinci and William Shakespeare of romance comics in the 1950’s.  The cover of True Love Pictorial #11…

Cateen Kate

Canteen Kate #2* by publisher St. John is from August 1952. It’s generally prized due to having been created by Matt Baker from cover to cover.  The great…

Zoot Comics

Zoot Comics originated within the “funny animal” genre of comic books, a popular trend in the mid-20th century. The series showcased anthropomorphic animal characters, including Quizzo the Owl,…

Cosmic Aeroplane pedigree

The Cosmic Aeroplane pedigree is named after a bookstore in Salt Lake City, Utah where partners David Faggiola and Ken Sanders sold a large collection of comics with distinct…

Terrors of the Jungle

L.B. Cole was ahead of his time. Considerably ahead, in fact, of the late 1960’s and early 1970’s black light posters and psychedelic movement in art, music and…

Rulah

The creation of Rulah, Jungle Goddess is credited to Matt Baker. In fact, the undisputed champion of good girl art and artist famous for Fox’s Phantom Lady and…

Rangers

Rangers Comics made its debut in 1941 under the title “Rangers of Freedom Comics,” showcasing a superhero team donning distinctive costumes. After seven installments, the series underwent a…

Phantom Lady

So, who is this Phantom Lady you might ask?  That’s a torrid tale that has taken many twists over the decades. Phantom Lady was one of the very…