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Along with Phantom Lady, Baker was also responsible for inking the military-themed Canteen Kate series before he went to work for Atlas Comics and focus on Western-themed books. Atlas Comics eventually morphed into Marvel Comics.

As his career evolved, Baker began tinkering with action and science fiction works but his health would betray him. Baker died from a heart attack in August 1959. He was 37.

The Eisner Awards, the comic book industry’s version of the Oscars, recognized Baker’s contributions and named him to the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame.

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