(June 1948)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
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

Crime Mystery of the Month (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Nick Cardy [as NC] (signed)
Inks:
Nick Cardy [as NC] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

Cardy is credited on covers on this series by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. A small signature on the nearest building. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Cardy as artist here. The signature looks like an underlined Vic or NC.

["Behind dark prison walls, John McGuire saw death approach..."] (Table of Contents)

Manhunters - Guardians of the Law / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

["Scoop Daily, American correspondent, is covering the goodwill mission to Mexico..."] (Table of Contents)

Scoop Daily / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joey Cavallo
Inks:
Joey Cavallo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Scoop Daily (American correspondent); Mark Quay (special ambassador); Winnie (Mark's niece)
Synopsis:
Scoop is uncovering a full fledged war in the making between the United States and Mexico.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

The faces with special hard set mouth in profile, the man with glasses, sharp eyes and the eyebrows of the females are all identical to Cavallo's signed story in Wings Comics #68. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.
Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has "Tuska ? Page 1", but only the two faces of the bad guys resemble him, the face of the girl is like Cavallo and the rest of story.

Murderer! (Table of Contents)

Lucky Coyne / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joey Cavallo ?
Inks:
Joey Cavallo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lucky Coyne (the World's star reporter)
Synopsis:
A man is killed for not paying his gambling debts.
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Indexer Notes

Art much in common with the Scoop Daily story. Compare the sharp eyes and eyebrows and hard bitten mouth, and also the face of the ladies. It could be Cavallo, but a bit sharper inklines here. He is credited on this feature by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The White Death (Table of Contents)

Veiled Avenger / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gus Ricca
Inks:
Gus Ricca
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
The Veiled Avenger [Ginny Spears][poses as Cornelia Velvet] (the DA's secretary); Skipper (friend of Ginny Spears); Darlene Riker (death); J. A. Rockweilder (President of the Great Central Railroad); Dr. North; the District Attorney; Abner Gatthold (villain, death); Blasto (villain, death); Krigger (villain, death); Claude (villain, death)
Synopsis:
The mysterious deaths of society women, all by the draining of their bodies of blood, prompts the Veiled Avenger to pose as a wealthy society dame in order to lure the perpetrators out of hiding.
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Indexer Notes

Broad male faces looking a bit "well fed" are signs of Ricca. The only signed artwork by him are some covers that are a little different from all the storíes credited to him, but Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has him on this one.

Lessons in Larceny (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime

["A routine interview turned into a nightmare..."] (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Joey Cavallo ?
Inks:
Joey Cavallo ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Lucky Coyne (star reporter for The World); Kitty (reporter); Flora Leeds (murdered singer); Karl Hartman
Synopsis:
A murdered lady found in a runaway car.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Some faces with sharp eyes and long eyebrows are very similar to Cavallo's signed story in Wings Comics #69.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Crime Mystery of the Month
  2. 1. ["Behind dark prison walls, John McGuire saw death approach..."]
    Manhunters - Guardians of the Law
  3. 2. ["Scoop Daily, American correspondent, is covering the goodwill mission to Mexico..."]
    Scoop Daily
  4. 3. Murderer!
    Lucky Coyne
  5. 4. The White Death
    Veiled Avenger
  6. 5. Lessons in Larceny
  7. 6. ["A routine interview turned into a nightmare..."]
    Lucky Coyne
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Craig Delich
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome