(May 1953)

St. John, 1953 Series
Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Company
Brand:
St. John
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched

Issue Notes

Zip-Jet and Pat are renamed and recolored versions of Rocketman and Rocketgirl who previously appeared in Scoop Comics, Punch Comics, and Hello, Pal. There were apparently 2 different back cover ads on this issue, one for Arco Publishing Company's Practice for the Army book, one for Harford Frocks dresses.


Assassin of the Airlanes; Terror Strikes the Turnpike (Table of Contents)

Zip-Jet / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zip-Jet [Tech Carson]; Pat Carson
Reprints:

Terror Strikes the Turnpike (Table of Contents)

Zip-Jet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zip-Jet [Tech Carson]; Pat Carson; Hunk Cottrelli (villain); Bumps (villain)
Synopsis:
Zip-Jet and Pat face an ex-boss of pier rackets who now specializes in targeting and hijacking long distance movers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Punch Comics reprint info from Darci, January 2008, based on scans of the issues involved, Men of Mystery reprint info, synopsis, and some other information added by Craig Delich 2008-10-26.

Assassin of the Air Lanes (Table of Contents)

Zip-Jet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zip-Jet [Tech Carson]; Pat Carson
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Considerable editing to the original, including the addition of a new splash panel.

Green Scaled Justice (Table of Contents)

Zip-Jet / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ruben Moreira
Inks:
Ruben Moreira
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zip-Jet [Tech Carson]; Pat Carson
Reprints:

Space Doom (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ralph Mayo
Inks:
Ralph Mayo
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
science fiction
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Retitled and rewritten from the original. Dan Hastings renamed "Frank Sterling".

Murder Hides Its Tracks (Table of Contents)

Zip-Jet / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Al Plastino
Inks:
Al Plastino
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
superhero
Characters:
Zip-Jet [Tech Carson]; Pat Carson; Dr. Karl Bauer (atomic scientist, death); Captain Mallory; Marcia Bauer (Karl Bauer's daughter); Scarbo (villain, death); Lutz (villain)
Synopsis:
An atomic scientist is murdered by a paid killer, who was hired by a man who knew many of the scientist's secrets. However, that man still needed the scientist's papers, kept at a safe in his home, so he kidnaps the scientist's daughter in order to get the combination to the safe.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credits revised from Ruben Moreira to Al Plastino, confirmed by Bill Black, added by Craig Delich 2010-7-21.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Assassin of the Airlanes; Terror Strikes the Turnpike
    Zip-Jet
  2. 1. Terror Strikes the Turnpike
    Zip-Jet
  3. 2. Assassin of the Air Lanes
    Zip-Jet
  4. 3. Green Scaled Justice
    Zip-Jet
  5. 4. Space Doom
  6. 5. Murder Hides Its Tracks
    Zip-Jet
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Henry Andrews
  • Lou Mougin
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Craig Delich
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Jeremy Patterson
  • Jim Walls
  • Gary L. Watson
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Bob Klein
  • Jim Walls