(February 1948)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
52
Indicia frequency:
Quarterly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Co.
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Paul Parker (signed)
Inks:
Paul Parker (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Who Killed Walter Neilson? (Table of Contents)

A True Crime Story / text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Dean Franklin
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Sequence on inside front and inside back cover.

["A gun blast!"] (Table of Contents)

Crime on the Run / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Jack Hart (master criminal); Kitty Hart; Bill Norris (treasurer); Fred Kuethe (bookkeeper)
Synopsis:
During a payroll robbery one of the victims is shot and killed.

["Lawmen of the Los Angeles sheriff's office..."] (Table of Contents)

Mystery Thriller of the Month / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Tony Deus (desperado); Nick Radovick (mobster); Mrs. Williams (teller)
Synopsis:
A wave of bank robberies sweeps Los Angeles.

["Death lurked in the shadows..."] (Table of Contents)

Lucky Coyne / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Lucky Coyne (reporter for the Daily World); Kitty (his co-worker); Terry (his co-worker)
Synopsis:
Fate formed a peculiar partnership with a sadistic assassin.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has a possible Gregg here.

["When the police asked Hale to track down..."] (Table of Contents)

Hale! ...the Magician / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Hale; Commissioner Morris; Signor Diablo (villain)
Synopsis:
Hale is asked by the police to track down the deadly prophecies of the Signor Diablo.

Chief White Wolf (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Speed
Inks:
Richard Speed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography; western-frontier
Characters:
Chief White Wolf
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Speed is credited on fillers and western for St. Johns by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. The art is similar to his other credited fillers in other series. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has him on this one.

["Pipe down!"] (Table of Contents)

Eddie / text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Fred Schwab ?
Pencils:
Fred Schwab
Inks:
Fred Schwab
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
humor; children
Characters:
Eddie; Mr. Gundy

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Schwab here.

["Well, grandpa, you suggested the Clairview..."] (Table of Contents)

Foxy Grandpa / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Foxy Grandpa
Reprints:

["Just hear that steamboat whistle blow..."] (Table of Contents)

Cheerio Minstrels / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Reprints:

["Hello!"] (Table of Contents)

Medicine Man / comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
children
Characters:
Medicine Man

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Gustavson here.

Tracy the Outlaw (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Speed
Inks:
Richard Speed
Letters:
?

Genre:
biography
Characters:
Harry Tracy (1871-1902)

Indexer Notes

On back cover. Same art as the other Speed filler.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Who Killed Walter Neilson?
    A True Crime Story
  3. 2. ["A gun blast!"]
    Crime on the Run
  4. 3. ["Lawmen of the Los Angeles sheriff's office..."]
    Mystery Thriller of the Month
  5. 4. ["Death lurked in the shadows..."]
    Lucky Coyne
  6. 5. ["When the police asked Hale to track down..."]
    Hale! ...the Magician
  7. 6. Chief White Wolf
  8. 7. ["Pipe down!"]
    Eddie
  9. 8. ["Well, grandpa, you suggested the Clairview..."]
    Foxy Grandpa
  10. 9. ["Just hear that steamboat whistle blow..."]
    Cheerio Minstrels
  11. 10. ["Hello!"]
    Medicine Man
  12. 11. Tracy the Outlaw
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome
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