(December 1954)

St. John, 1954 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
bimonthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Company
Brand:
St. John
Editing:
Marion McDermott
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.

Issue Notes

Indicia states "Formerly Nightmare" and "published bimonthly". Editor credit from certificate of ownership in issue 16.


[Woman and her horse frightened by ghosts] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker
Colors:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

Indexer Notes

Cover does not directly represent any story in the issue and is unsigned.

Payment in Full! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Alex Kotzky?
Inks:
Alex Kotzky?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A couple's car breaks down near an old mansion in New Orleans. A ghost in the house asks them to avenge his death by turning over proof of his murder to the Police, but the man gets an idea to make money off the deal.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #5

The Stalking Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
An underemployed actor kills his rich aunt, but finds out she only left him $400. Her cat stalks him until he is killed in a freak accident.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #5

Cagliostro -- Swindler or Superman? (Table of Contents)

text article / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
History of the Egyptian Freemasonry of High Science.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #5

Out of the Unknown (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Odd facts from throughout history, including a man with a dream about horseraces and a man who claimed he was innocent of crime and that no grass would grow on his grave.

Wings of Death! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Inks:
Frank Giacoia (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A hunter kills a rare white eagle and, according to Indian legend, will be killed by birds to avenge its death.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #5

Graveyard Guffaws (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils:
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks:
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
3 one-panel gags, including "Thank goodness! It's you, not my wife!"
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #5

Spirit Spasms (Table of Contents)

filler / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
Vic Martin (signed)
Pencils:
Vic Martin (signed)
Inks:
Vic Martin (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
3 one-panel gags including "He's the black sheep of my family!".
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #5

All the King's Men (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bob Powell
Inks:
Bob Powell
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Jim Wolfe learns that in Haiti, soldiers will obey even after they are dead.
Reprints:
Reprint Note before Migration:
  • from Weird Thrillers (Ziff-Davis, 1951 series) #5

Indexer Notes

Artwork is unsigned, but does appear to be Powell.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Woman and her horse frightened by ghosts]
  2. 1. Payment in Full!
  3. 2. The Stalking Doom
  4. 3. Cagliostro -- Swindler or Superman?
  5. 4. Out of the Unknown
  6. 5. Wings of Death!
  7. 6. Graveyard Guffaws
  8. 7. Spirit Spasms
  9. 8. All the King's Men
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Jim Walls
  • Dan Kurdilla
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome