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Pictorial Romances (1950) 14 GD 2.0

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    GD 2.0
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    Cover by Matt Baker. Stories and art by Matt Baker and others. Beautiful covers and art by legendary good-girl artist Matt Baker elevate St. John's 1950s romance comic above the norm. A woman becomes a "clip-joint hostess," scamming unwary men into spending exorbitant amounts at a bar, in a cautionary tale with art by Baker. In another cautionary tale, small-town beauty queen Carla enters a national contest judged on beauty and charm, and although she has beauty to spare, she's short on the charm. Mary gets her big break singing in a band alongside her trumpeter boyfriend Lenny, but Lenny warns her that the bandleader will make a play for her. Cover by Baker. The Wages of Innocence; Decoy Girl; Abandoned!; I Was a Small Town Beauty Queen; I Was a Gambler's Wife; Music Madness. 32 pages, Full Color. Cover price $0.10. Grade: GD 2.0 explanation of grade Condition: Used (collectible)