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Real Name: Sally Baker

Identity/Class: Normal human

Occupation: Housewife

Group Membership: None

Affiliations: Frank Garnett;
   formerly Tom Gordon

Enemies: None

Known Relatives: Mother (name unrevealed), Frank Garnett (husband)

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: Unrevealed city in the USA

First Appearance: My Own Romance#74/5 (March, 1960)

Powers/Abilities: Sally Baker had no particularly notable skills. She was a romantic at heart and longed for true love.

Height: 5'4" (by approximation)
Weight: 125 lbs. (by approximation)
Eyes: Blue
Hair: Black


(My Own Romance#74/5 (fb)) - After an uneventful life, 19-year-old Sally Baker was one day caught in a rainstorm. A passing car splashed her, but the polite driver, Tom Gordon, offered to drive her home. Quickly attracted to each other, they began dating, enamored also by each other's interests. She found she was in love but soon boredom began to set in and the love faded. Eventually Tom called it off and Sally wasn't heartbroken, just jaded that she might not find true love. Dates with other men across months failed to excite her. During Christmas shopping, she almost lost a parcel but was helped by the shy Frank Garnett. Keen introductions were swapped and soon followed with various dates doing things she wouldn't normally attend, like a winter cabriolet drive or watching a boxing fight. Sally fell in love with Tom, and a passionate kiss was followed with a wedding proposal and happy marriage soon after.

(My Own Romance#74/5) - A married woman, Sally's opinion was that no man was really perfect, it was only the woman's love that made him seem that way, but with true love, the couple would seem perfect forever.

Comments: Created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Vince Coletta.

Romance comics often featured excellent art panels with contemporary fashion and design work, especially from developing and major artists, with snappy and tight storytelling. The woman & car image at right shows distinctive Kirby art elements, but the profile's main image (from the story's first splash page) is uncharacteristically let down with odd proportions.

These romance stories often had the flavor of the time in which they were written, and nothing else to tie them into Marvel's sliding timescale. As such, it's likely that the stories took place at the time of publication rather than being part of the sliding timescale.

Profile by Grendel Prime.

Sally Baker has no known connections to:

Frank Garnett

Sally Baker bumped into shy Frank Garnett while Christmas shopping. Instantly smitten, he asked her on a date and they were soon in a relationship. Sally found herself enjoying time with him doing things she wouldn't normally attend. After their first romantic kiss, Frank proposed marriage and they soon married. After marriage, she opined it was true love that made a couple perfect for each other.





--My Own Romance#74/5

Tom Gordon

Tom Gordon was Sally Baker's first love. They met after Tom splashed her wet with his big car while driving through a puddle in the rain. He drove her home and they began dating. Wanting to share interests, they found they were in love, but as time passed, they became bored with each other's company. Tom broke off the relationship and Sally realized the truth too.





--My Own Romance#74/5

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My Own Romance#74/5, p1, pan1 (main image)
   p3, pan1 (headshot)
   p2, pan2 (in rain with car)
   p4, pan4 (Garnett)
   p2, pan3 (Gordon)

My Own Romance#74/5 (March, 1960) - Stan Lee (writer & editor), Jack Kirby (pencils), Vince Coletta (inks)

First posted: 02/14/2022

Last updated: 02/14/2022

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