(October 1953)

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

Killer Leopard (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy

Hey Kids! (Table of Contents)

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Be the first in your neighborhood to own these sensational new Action-Packed toys.

The Jaws of Death (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Ernie Schroeder
Colors:
Ernie Schroeder
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto; Chief Jabburi; Nempau (Witch Doctor); Gundai
Synopsis:
Wild Boy saves a village from a march of killer ants.

Indexer Notes

Schroeder is not credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but his art is easy to spot by the peculiar eyes that are out of focus, and his inklines. He drew Airboy and most of the later G.I. Joe stories for Ziff-Davis.

Killer Leopard (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Frank Kramer ?
Inks:
Frank Kramer ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto; Sakko the Killer Leopard; Chief Jabburi; Stacy; Thompson; Captain Stokes; Lawrence Stone
Synopsis:
Wild Boy saves the village from a killer leopard and three escaped convicts.

Indexer Notes

Frank Kramer is credited to Ziff-Davis' "Wild Boy" for 1951-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is the only artist not found sample art of, so it has to be his work here. He is found in several "Wild Boy" stories. The other artists seem to be accounted for.

The Big Hunt (Table of Contents)

Joe Barton / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
Ed Silverman
Pencils:
Carmine Infantino
Inks:
Carmine Infantino?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
adventure
Characters:
Joe Barton; Natombo; Countess Selenka; Sumo; Count Boris Selenka;
Synopsis:
After being shipwrecked on an island, Joe is forced to be the prey in Count Selenka's hunt.

Indexer Notes

Writer credit from Ed Silverman interview in Alter Ego magazine #120 (TwoMorrows, September 2013).
The plot s loosely based on the short story "Most Dangerous Game" written by Richard Connell.

Monkey Business (Table of Contents)

Jungle Tales / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Synopsis:
Two monkeys trick a rinoceros into charging a shipping container to break it open.

The Witch Doctor's Secret (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle

Cobra: Terror of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Marvin Stein
Inks:
Marvin Stein
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction
Synopsis:
Facts about cobras.

The Oracle of Ikwani (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
?
Inks:
Frank Kramer ?
Colors:
Frank Kramer ?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Obbe Ktaru (Chief of the Ikwani Tribe); Castor; Lawrence
Synopsis:
Wild Boy saves a tribe from two diamond hunters.

Indexer Notes

Frank Kramer is credited to Ziff-Davis' "Wild Boy" for 1951-53 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is the only artist not found sample art of, so it has to be his work here. The same artwork is found in several "Wild Boy" stories. The other artists seem to be accounted for.

Everybody Wants These Great 3-D Hits! (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Charlie Stern (signed)
Inks:
Charlie Stern (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Synopsis:
Illustrated house ad for St. John's Three Dimensional Comics titles: Whack, Three Stooges and 1,000,000 Years Ago.

New! 1953 Space Commander (Table of Contents)

Consumers Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
The new 1953 Space Commander walkie-talkie by mail order.

Make Extra Money (Table of Contents)

Wallace Brown, Inc. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Sell Christmas cards and make extra money.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Killer Leopard
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Hey Kids!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. The Jaws of Death
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Killer Leopard
    Wild Boy
  5. 4. The Big Hunt
    Joe Barton
  6. 5. Monkey Business
    Jungle Tales
  7. 6. The Witch Doctor's Secret
  8. 7. Cobra: Terror of the Jungle
  9. 8. The Oracle of Ikwani
    Wild Boy
  10. 9. Everybody Wants These Great 3-D Hits!
  11. 10. New! 1953 Space Commander
    Consumers Mart
  12. 11. Make Extra Money
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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