Gwandanaland Comics #1920 - A Matt Baker Romance Treasury: Volume 4
(2018)

Gwandanaland Comics, 2016 Series
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Price
31.99 USD
Pages
196
On-sale Date
2018-05
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Gwandanaland Comics
ISBN
978-1-7186-0981-5 Search at WorldCat
Barcode
9781718609815
Editing
Lance Jones
Color
color covers; color or black and white interiors
Dimensions
8.5"x11"
Paper Stock
bond
Binding
squarebound
Publishing Format
ongoing series

Issue Notes

Collects some of Matt Baker's covers and stories from a wide variety of 1950s romance comics.


A Matt Baker Romance Treasury: Volume 4 (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 1)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

Roadhouse Sparrow (Table of Contents: 2)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You got what you wanted, didn't you?
Genre
romance
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A Lesson for Bored Wives (Table of Contents: 4)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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What My Husband Didn't Know (Table of Contents: 5)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
I'm staying!
Genre
romance
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What My Husband Didn't Know (Table of Contents: 6)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Menace to Marriage (Table of Contents: 7)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Menace to Marriage (Table of Contents: 8)

comic story / 16 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 9)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Don't look so shocked to find me living with Mary.
Genre
romance
Reprints

I Hired a Gigolo (Table of Contents: 10)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 11)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker ?; Vince Colletta
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art is taken from interior story panels.

Come Back, My Darling (Table of Contents: 12)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Matt Baker ?
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
5453
Genre
romance
Reprints

Unlucky in Love (Table of Contents: 13)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Matt Baker ?
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
S-4510
Genre
romance
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 14)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Hold it Matt!!!
Genre
romance
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My Secret Sin! (Table of Contents: 15)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker [as John Baker] (signed)
Inks
Ray Osrin (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
Charlotte Jetter

Genre
romance
Characters
Ken Marshal; Jean Ferris; Nicky Beyers; Myra; Larry
Synopsis
Jean is left alone while her fiancé Ken works on his master’s degree. She begins dating Nicky and breaks up with Ken when he finds out. Jean then realises she doesn’t love Nicky. When he’s accused of theft, Nicky says Jean was his accomplice. Ken gives Jean an alibi and they get back together.
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Indexer Notes

Ken's last name is "Marshal" on the first page, but on the last page of the story he's called "Ken Miles" twice.

Afraid! (Table of Contents: 16)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vince Colletta; Joe Sinnott; Matt Baker ? (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover art is taken from interior story panels. Art attribution in dispute. Two smaller cover panels are taken from the story 'Without Warning,' pencils attributed to Matt Baker by Alberto Beccatini and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Without Warning (Table of Contents: 17)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Joe Sinnott ?; Matt Baker ? (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Job Number
5232
Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Cover images above and below the 'Mail Girl' title (with different coloring) are actually taken from panels in this story.

Art attribution in dispute. Joe Sinnott identifies this story as being pencilled by him; In the Matt Baker Checklist by Alberto Beccatini and Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. published in Matt Baker: The Art of Glamour (TwoMorrows, 2012) pencils in this story attributed to Matt Baker, one of his last jobs before his death in 1959. Nick Caputo sees traces of both artists and posits that perhaps Sinnott finished a job that Baker started.

I Was Tired of Being Good (Table of Contents: 18)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Ginny Haines; Don Thornton; Mrs. Haines; Mr. Haines; Miss Eames; Jim; Cliff Medford; Rhoda Thornton; Bill; Mr. Medford
Synopsis
Moving to a new town Ginny changes her look and persona to attract boys.
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 19)

Any girl who dares to act the way she does can be popular. / cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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I Took the Wrong Road to Romance (Table of Contents: 20)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Phil Crawford; Jean Harrison; Mr. Harrison; Mrs. Harrison; Ethel Scott; Ray Halsey; Nurse Hendrix; Rita
Synopsis
When her boyfriend Phil enlists in the Army, 16 year old Jean decides to quit school to follow him to camp. She tells her parents the camp is located in a state where she can legally marry him without their consent. Getting a job at the Post Exchange, Jean hopes Phil will propose to her when he completes basic training, but catches him flirting with a nurse and accepts a date from Sgt. Ray on the rebound. They fall in love, but Jean is uncertain if it’s the real thing and decides to go home and finish school. Before she goes, Ray proposes to her and says when she graduates they can be wed.
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I Was Afraid to Fall in Love (Table of Contents: 21)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
He's been annoying me all night, dad.
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They Called Me a Love Thief (Table of Contents: 22)

comic story / 7.5 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Lily Renee ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Phony Love Affair (Table of Contents: 23)

text story / 4 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Montage of 4 illustrations on double-page title spread, plus one more illo on third page.

I Couldn't Give Up My Secret Love (Table of Contents: 24)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Reprints

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 25)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Vince Colletta
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
Jon D'Agostino

Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Images taken from interior stories. Previous indexer Nick Caputo suggested possible Matt Baker pencils in image from first story.

Falsely Accused (Table of Contents: 26)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Vince Colletta (signed)
Inks
Vince Colletta (signed)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
5339
Genre
romance
Reprints

Indexer Notes

Possible Matt Baker pencils per Nick Caputo. Previous and present indexers credit Vince Colletta.

Evening Tide (Table of Contents: 27)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker ?; Dick Giordano ? (see notes)
Inks
Vince Colletta; Dick Giordano ? (see notes)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Reprints

Indexer Notes

Image taken from a panel of interior story. Dick Giordano may have touched up the art. Info per Nick Caputo, September 2015.

Evening Tide (Table of Contents: 28)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Joe Gill ?
Pencils
Matt Baker ?
Inks
Vince Colletta
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Job Number
5668
Genre
romance
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I Was a Hollywood Cinderella (Table of Contents: 29)

comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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My One Little Mistake (Table of Contents: 30)

comic story / 9 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
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Love Is Born (Table of Contents: 31)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Indexer Notes

Story told in captions, without word balloons.

Did I Give my Lips too Freely? (Table of Contents: 32)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
You'll never get him back, Ann.
Genre
romance
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[Reckless Love Almost Ruined My Reputation] (Table of Contents: 33)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Come on, Anne. I'm taking you out of this place before the gossip spreads all over the town.
Genre
romance
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Hobbles on My Heart (Table of Contents: 34)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Love Made Me an Outcast (Table of Contents: 35)

cover reprint (on interior page) / 1 page (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
Matt Baker ?
Colors
?
Letters
?

First Line of Dialogue or Text
Are you all right, honey?
Genre
romance
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I Had a Love Debt (Table of Contents: 36)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Clark Timmons; Drucie Lund; Sandy; Frank; Joy; Gloria; Mr. Phillips; Mr. Gregory; Grace
Synopsis
Jewelry firm clerk Drucie dates mechanic Sandy but wishes she could attend the jewelry association ball with wealthy Clark. She tells her boss that she sold an expensive bracelet so she can get a commission and buy a new outfit. Drucie doesn’t enjoy the ball and her boss demands she repay the commission. Clark won’t help her, but faithful Sandy agrees to use the money he was saving to buy a gas station to repay her debt.
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Love Made Me an Outcast (Table of Contents: 37)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script
?
Pencils
Matt Baker
Inks
?
Colors
?
Letters
?

Genre
romance
Characters
Mr. Clagg; Louella; Cleve Fowler; Aunt Ethel; Uncle Dick; Irene Gibbs; Jack Bradley; Mr. Herman; Mr. Ames; Al Williams; Patty; Dr. A.C. Johnson
Synopsis
Louella and Cleve are suspended from school for kissing in the hallway. She has to hide this from her aunt and uncle because they don’t want her dating, but is found out. They send her back to her mother but her new classmates discover the “truth” and ostracise her. Louella takes a summer job supervising children at the local lake. She and lifeguard Al become a couple and Louella is accepted back into society.
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Our First Date Became a Campus Scandal (Table of Contents: 38)

text story / 3 pages (report information)

Script
Dana Dutch
Pencils
Matt Baker (illustration)
Inks
? (illustration)
Colors
?
Letters
typeset

Genre
romance
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Editing
Related Scans
Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. A Matt Baker Romance Treasury: Volume 4
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
  3. 2. Roadhouse Sparrow
  4. 3. ["You got what you wanted, didn't you?"]
  5. 4. A Lesson for Bored Wives
  6. 5. What My Husband Didn't Know
  7. 6. What My Husband Didn't Know
  8. 7. Menace to Marriage
  9. 8. Menace to Marriage
  10. 9. ["Don't look so shocked to find me living with Mary."]
  11. 10. I Hired a Gigolo
  12. 11. [no title indexed]
  13. 12. Come Back, My Darling
  14. 13. Unlucky in Love
  15. 14. ["Hold it Matt!!!"]
  16. 15. My Secret Sin!
  17. 16. Afraid!
  18. 17. Without Warning
  19. 18. I Was Tired of Being Good
  20. 19. [no title indexed]
    Any girl who dares to act the way she does can be popular.
  21. 20. I Took the Wrong Road to Romance
  22. 21. I Was Afraid to Fall in Love
  23. 22. They Called Me a Love Thief
  24. 23. Phony Love Affair
  25. 24. I Couldn't Give Up My Secret Love
  26. 25. [no title indexed]
  27. 26. Falsely Accused
  28. 27. Evening Tide
  29. 28. Evening Tide
  30. 29. I Was a Hollywood Cinderella
  31. 30. My One Little Mistake
  32. 31. Love Is Born
  33. 32. Did I Give my Lips too Freely?
  34. 33. [Reckless Love Almost Ruined My Reputation]
  35. 34. Hobbles on My Heart
  36. 35. Love Made Me an Outcast
  37. 36. I Had a Love Debt
  38. 37. Love Made Me an Outcast
  39. 38. Our First Date Became a Campus Scandal
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