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PRE-CODE CLASSICS BAFFLING MYSTERIES Volume 1

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PRE-CODE CLASSICS BAFFLING MYSTERIES Volume 1

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Collects #5-9,1951-52 (this began with #5). Recommended. By Mike Sekowsky, Lou Cameron, Gene Colan, Maurice Gutwirth et al. "The only baffling thing about this is why we didn't bring it out sooner!" Mike Sekowsky, Maurice Gutwirth, George Appel, Gene Colan, Jim McLaughlin, Ace Baker, Lou Cameron (Wood-ish art), Bill Molno, Chic Stone and all of 'em from the frightful freakin' fab 'n' fantastic fifties! Hey, throw another log on the fire and let's get down to business!

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"The only baffling thing about this is why we didn't bring it out sooner!" Mike Sekowsky, Maurice Gutwirth, George Appel, Gene Colan, Jim McLaughlin, Ace Baker, Lou Cameron (Wood-ish art), Bill Molno, Chic Stone and all of 'em from the frightful freakin' fab 'n' fantastic fifties! Hey, throw another log on the fire and let's get down to business!

Like sister title The Beyond, this is another offbeat Ace Publications title that offered reasonably written stories without going over the top like other comics of the era, and yet keeping a good overall quality of story. Not unlike what Richard Hughes was doing over at ACG, but Ace had generally better artists, such as the fine Lou Cameron. Mike Sekowsky is here often doing his best imitation of Alex Toth, and we have a rare single appearance of Marvel's fine Gene Colan.

FYI, Ace Baker is a nom de plum attached to an artist often mistaken for Matt Baker, possibly his brother. Jim Vadeboncoeur and Hames Ware did massive research to finally separate myth from truth, and real Matt Baker stories from imitations by the Iger shop and...Ace. They invented the name to identify the still-unknown artist who looks so much like Baker himself.

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Item Code PCBM01H
Publisher PS Artbooks
Publish Date 2018
ISBN 9781786361523
Binding Hard Cover - No Dustjacket
Dimensions 7x10
# Pages 184pg
Color Full Color
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