(April 1954)

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 Corp.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint

The Witch Doctor (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Inks:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Colors:
Norman Saunders (painting)
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle

Indexer Notes

Art credit from David Saunders, Norman Saunders' son, via e-mail (January 6, 2008)

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the inside front cover.

The Witch Doctor (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge
Inks:
Paul Hodge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Zabba (witch dodtor); Aarg (gorilla leader); Chief Kambala; Lura (chief's daughter); Keeto (friend)
Synopsis:
Wild Boy and his pal Keeto battle a maddened gorilla to defeat the evil plans of Zabba, the witch doctor.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Paul Hodge is credited to Wild Boy on pencils and ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and compared with signed work in various Marvel comics, this must be him, as the other possible, Frank Kramer credited by Vadebonceur to some other Wild Boy stories is quite different. The eyes here are placed far apart, and the ears are special and identical to signed Hodge art. Also the sideview of the face of the witch doctor compare favorable with Hodge work. His work has many similarities with Charles Raab, but Raab is not credited to Wild Boy.

Great Volcanoes (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Michael Becker ?
Inks:
Michael Becker ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Some of the over two thousand volcanic eruptions in recorded history.

Indexer Notes

Becker is credited to work in Wild Boy by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and it could be him when looking at faces and inking.

Star of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge
Inks:
Paul Hodge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Timba (panther); Kaw (falcon); Fred Cartier (filmmaker); Lola Martin (film star); the Kamokos (hostile pygmy tribe); Zarkow (renegade white trader)
Synopsis:
Wild Boy and a filmcrew are captured by Zarkow and his hostile pygmies.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Same art as the preceding story.

Fire When Ready (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle; adventure
Characters:
Dave Moss; Abu Sidi; M'Bongo
Reprints:

Jungle Drum (Table of Contents)

Joe Barton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joe Barton; Mr. Parmalee; his daughter Nan; her fiance Cecil Hathaway
Synopsis:
Joe Barton leads a safari in the jungles of Congo.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick and Bernard Sachs are both credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces in close up looking backwards, and with arched eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking by Sachs match his credited work in early "Mystery in Space" #3.

The Return (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge
Inks:
Paul Hodge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; chief of the Kowi tribe; Jogo (his nephew) ; Koller (Jogo's white friend)
Synopsis:
The chief's nephew, Jogo, returns to the jungle to drive a diamond mine that only brings misery to his people.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Same art as on the other Wild Boy stories in this issue.

Buzz Baxter Rides Again (Table of Contents)

Artistic Card Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Short comic strip on how to make money by selling cards.

Terrific Value! (Table of Contents)

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

On the inside back cover.

Get Prizes (Table of Contents)

American Seed Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

On the back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. The Witch Doctor
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. [no title indexed]
    Consumers Mart
  3. 2. The Witch Doctor
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Great Volcanoes
  5. 4. Star of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  6. 5. Fire When Ready
  7. 6. Jungle Drum
    Joe Barton
  8. 7. The Return
    Wild Boy
  9. 8. Buzz Baxter Rides Again
    Artistic Card Co.
  10. 9. Terrific Value!
    Lucky Products
  11. 10. Get Prizes
    American Seed Co.
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