(August 1952)

St. John, 1948 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:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Newsprint
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[Hijack] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
crime

Indexer Notes

Originally credited to Antonio Canale. The art doesn't match his interior story "Hijack". Looks more like Matt Baker's credited work on the covers of # 17 and #22. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. also has Baker here.

Double Dynamite (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Big Ben Thompson (political leader); Jack Collins (Patrolman); Tom Purcell (Patrolman); Villains: Stanley Novack; Packy McGurn; Max Atwood

Indexer Notes

Story starts on the inside-front cover and concludes on the inside-back cover.

Hijack (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Antonio Canale
Inks:
Antonio Canale
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Mac Jones (gang boss); Max; Blackie Roberts (gangster); Frank Carson (truck dispatcher)
Synopsis:
Since the start of the Korean fighting, all crime has increased.

Indexer Notes

Canale can be recognised by his faces with very movable lips, thin hands, folds in clothing and the special way of moving the legs. He is credited on these series by Jerry Bails' Who's Who. Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Canale on this story.

The Criminal's Law of Averages (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Ashe
Inks:
Ed Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Longie Proctor (small-time hood who rose to the top)

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Ed Ashe on this story.

Murder Masks a Black Market (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Enrico Bagnoli
Inks:
Enrico Bagnoli
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Bruno Marin (sinister black-marketeer, and murderer)

The Camouflage Killers (Table of Contents)

comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Ashe
Inks:
Ed Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Wayne Douglas (film director); Linda Dailey (screen star)
Synopsis:
A wave of hotel suite burglaries struck New York in the fall of 1951.

Indexer Notes

Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr. has Ashe here.

Everglades Manhunt (Table of Contents)

comic story / 5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ed Ashe
Inks:
Ed Ashe
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
crime
Characters:
Don; Charlie
Synopsis:
Luxury yachts cruising the Florida west coast jungle waterways were prey of a marauding trio of bandits boarding and robbing.

Indexer Notes

Same art as the other stories credited to Ashe by Jim Vadeboncoeur, Jr.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [Hijack]
  2. 1. Double Dynamite
  3. 2. Hijack
  4. 3. The Criminal's Law of Averages
  5. 4. Murder Masks a Black Market
  6. 5. The Camouflage Killers
  7. 6. Everglades Manhunt
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Alberto Becattini
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Len Wolinsky
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Tony R. Rose
  • Len Wolinsky
  • Peter Croome