(February 1955)

St. John, 1954 Series
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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." Editor credit from Ownership statement in this issue.


[Man and a woman in a mine being attacked by a ghost miner] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense

The Widow's Lover (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joe Kubert
Inks:
Joe Kubert
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
A former executioner beheads his old boss and is allowed to be his own executioner.
Reprints:

The Tentacles of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Characters:
Dr. Mark Savant; Ventro
Synopsis:
Dr. Mark Savant heads to Genero where the inhabitants are practicing human sacrifice. There he finds a horrible monster called an Octeel.
Reprints:

Polio Precautions (Table of Contents)

public service announcement / 0.66 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Indexer Notes

Last third of page is ownership.

Statement of the Ownership (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.34 page (report information)

Script:
Archer St. John (publisher)
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Statement of Ownership for October 1, 1954.

Dr. Osborne's Secret Weapon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
science fiction
Synopsis:
A future scientist discovers a way to defeat the invading Sirians by disabling atomic energy.
Reprints:

The Bloody Sword (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Sy Barry?
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Robert MacCloran returns to his ancestral home to claim his birthright, but his evil uncle has other plans.
Reprints:

The Portrait of Death (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Roussos (signed)
Inks:
George Roussos (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
horror-suspense
Synopsis:
Gregory Harborough finds a painting of himself labelled "Portrait of Death" and is determined to find the artist.
Reprints:

The Finger of Fate (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Dr. Gladys Cross saves the finger of a holyman from being chopped off and gets a reward in return.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jerry Bails' Who's Who mentions that all of Kinstler's work at St. John Publications was reprints.

Graveyard in the Antarctic (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marvin Stein (signed) [as M. Stein]
Inks:
Marvin Stein (signed) [as M. Stein]
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Characters:
G. Murray Levick; Captain Robert Scott
Synopsis:
G. Murray Levick, surgeon with Captain Robert Scott, finds a thousands of dead and dying seals in the Antarctic.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Man and a woman in a mine being attacked by a ghost miner]
  2. 1. The Widow's Lover
  3. 2. The Tentacles of Death
  4. 3. Polio Precautions
  5. 4. Statement of the Ownership
  6. 5. Dr. Osborne's Secret Weapon
  7. 6. The Bloody Sword
  8. 7. The Portrait of Death
  9. 8. The Finger of Fate
  10. 9. Graveyard in the Antarctic
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Peter Croome
  • Donald Dale Milne
  • Dan Kurdilla
  • Merlin Haas
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jim Walls
  • Peter Croome