(October 1948)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
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:
Bob Lubbers
Inks:
Bob Lubbers
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

Faces and lines of the girl goes to Lubbers, who is credited on covers for this series by Jerry Bails' Who's Who.

The Couple Who Came to Kill! (or The Case of the Whispering Bride) (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Nick Rossi; Robert Rossi (poses as Nick's wife)
Reprints:

The Red Desperado (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mallory 'Red' Kuykendall (escaped convict); R.C. Scott (Sheriff ); Fred Hunt (Warden); Bob Houston (Detective)
Synopsis:
An escaped desperado is hunted by a posse of eight men with dogs.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Faces with rounded jaws point to Ricca. Compare with his story in #3. Credited here also by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Case 1: Master Forgers (Table of Contents)

Science Corners the Criminals! / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Jack Cole
Pencils:
Jack Cole (signed)
Inks:
Jack Cole
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Arthur Wick (veteran forger)
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

one of the stories that Harry Chesler brought to St. John. Original Feature title was "Manhunters"

Two Minutes to Doom (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Reprints:

Murder Fumbles a Doublecross (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Leonard Starr ?
Inks:
Bernard Sachs
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Patrick Carlyle (detective); Sam Brodick (crooked antique dealer); Bill Nevins
Synopsis:
An antique dealer reports an emerald stolen and frames a released convict for the theft.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has "Starr/Sachs??" on this one, and faces with pointed noses are similar to Sachs' signed story in Airboy #33.
Master Key renamed "Pat Carlyle" in this story. Some redrawing and rewriting of dialogue and 1 page edited out.

The Phantom of Marco's Villa (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo (signed)
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime; fantasy-supernatural
Characters:
Marietta; Nancy; Rebecca (housekeeper)
Synopsis:
The ghost of Nancy's murdered father shows her where his money was hidden.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Originally an untitled Lady Satan story; reworked, with Lady Satan renamed "Marietta."

Registered for Ransom (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Detective Ed Grant; Jan Cordell (murdered man); Sergeant Lacy
Synopsis:
The victim was worth more alive.
Reprints:
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. The Couple Who Came to Kill! (or The Case of the Whispering Bride)
  3. 2. The Red Desperado
  4. 3. Case 1: Master Forgers
    Science Corners the Criminals!
  5. 4. Two Minutes to Doom
  6. 5. Murder Fumbles a Doublecross
  7. 6. The Phantom of Marco's Villa
  8. 7. Registered for Ransom
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Lou Mougin
  • Mike Nielsen
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome