(October 1954)

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 Co.
Brand:
St. John
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Perilous Journey (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy

Indexer Notes

Matt Baker is credited to both covers and "Wild Boy" for St. John by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the eyes is his best clue.

Live Toy Circus (Table of Contents)

Honor House Products Corp. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Live toy circus with performing chameleon by mail order.

Gift of the Jungle Gods (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Twagu (villain); Chief Ralem
Synopsis:
A sea lion from a shipwrecked wandering circus is looked upon as a sea monster by some natives.
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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 acccounted for. Vadebonceur has him as the best guess.

Mission to the Moon (Table of Contents)

Popsicle / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Major Mars
Synopsis:
Hurry kids, get your Major Mars' Rocket Ring.
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Indexer Notes

Short Popsicle comis strip with Major Mars.

The Adventurous Scribe (Table of Contents)

Henry Morton Stanley / comic story / 4 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; history; jungle
Characters:
Henry Morton Stanley; Mr. Gordon Bennett Jr.; Dr. David Livingstone
Synopsis:
Stanley is sent to Africa to look for Dr. Livingstone,
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Indexer Notes

Tuska is credited to pencils on jungle stories by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, but the inking looks like inking credited to Tuska in other stories... Vadebonceur has Tuska on pencils and an uncertain Peppe on ink here.

Jungle Mystery (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Gerald McCann
Inks:
Gerald McCann
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Chief Kulaki; Mr. Rivers (animal collector)
Synopsis:
Young gorillas are stolen by a white hunter.
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Indexer Notes

McCann is credited to "Wild Boy" in 1951-52 by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his long noses and small chins are not to miss. Also pointed ears, old expressionless faces and lack of action combined with much black ink, and you have McCann.

The Invincible Weapon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Chief Osan; Kiota; Frederik Von Staat
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The Peoples of Africa (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Zulu sorcherers and medicine men know secrets of mind reading that have puzzled modern science.
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Adventurer..Statesman (Table of Contents)

Cecil Rhodes / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Inks:
Everett Raymond Kinstler (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; history; jungle
Synopsis:
The story of Cecil Rhodes, the Father of the Union of South Africa.
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["My uncle in Australia..."] (Table of Contents)

Animal Laffs / filler / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
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Indexer Notes

Signed with two letters like JJ, GL or JL.

How to Hypnotize (Table of Contents)

Stravon Publishers / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
It's easy to hypnotize... when you know how.
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Journey of the Dead (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 (friend); Daro (panther)
Synopsis:
When an evil man dares to trail the sacred elephant to the burial grounds of the dead Youriba chiefs, Wild Boy is forced to follow.
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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. Vadebonceur has him as the best guess.

Apes and Monkeys (Table of Contents)

Frank Slade Animal Trainer / filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Characters:
Frank Slade
Synopsis:
Difference between apes and monkeys.
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Polio Precautions (Table of Contents)

Fight Infantile Paralysis / public service announcement / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; medical
Synopsis:
Precautions against Polio with four cartoons.

Given-Given-Given (Table of Contents)

Cloverine Brand Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photos)
Inks:
? (photos)
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Sell Cloverine Brand Salve and get prizes.

Why Just Wish... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Sell Wallace Brown Christmas Cards and get prizes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Perilous Journey
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Live Toy Circus
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. Gift of the Jungle Gods
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Mission to the Moon
    Popsicle
  5. 4. The Adventurous Scribe
    Henry Morton Stanley
  6. 5. Jungle Mystery
    Wild Boy
  7. 6. The Invincible Weapon
  8. 7. The Peoples of Africa
  9. 8. Adventurer..Statesman
    Cecil Rhodes
  10. 9. ["My uncle in Australia..."]
    Animal Laffs
  11. 10. How to Hypnotize
    Stravon Publishers
  12. 11. Journey of the Dead
    Wild Boy
  13. 12. Apes and Monkeys
    Frank Slade Animal Trainer
  14. 13. Polio Precautions
    Fight Infantile Paralysis
  15. 14. Given-Given-Given
    Cloverine Brand Salve
  16. 15. Why Just Wish...
    Wallace Brown, Inc.
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