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Fred Baker started working for the Amalgamated Press in editorial on Illustrated Chips, Film Fun and Radio Fun, and became editorial manager of Fleetway's romance comics, including Valentine, in the 1960s. He went freelance in 1966, mainly specialising in writing football and other sports stories. Strips he wrote include:

He also wrote six novels featuring Action Man and GI Joe for Corgi in 1977, under the name Mike Brogan. He retired in the 1990s, settling in Cornwall with his family. He suffered from Alzheimer's Disease in his later years, and died of pneumonia on 4 June 2008.


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