(December 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
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

Parts of this issue are reprinted:

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy

Indexer Notes

Matt Baker is credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the staring eyes of Wild Boy is Baker.

Complete baffling Magic Outfit (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Be a magician and fool and delight your friends with a full 2 hour mystery show.

The Curse of Kalunga! (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; Chief Nedru; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Kaw (falcon); Wampitti; Askurri; Wagabi
Synopsis:
The coward Wagabi changes into a reptile.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

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.

Man-Eater (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; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Rex Cutler (cameraman); Chief Watibbi
Synopsis:
Rex Cutler is taking pictures of wild animals until Watibbi force him to leave the territory.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

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 giraffe lives in happy family groups..."] (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

The Bird-Man Legend (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Al Bronson (pilot)
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Two small illustrations.

The River of Allah (Table of Contents)

Joe Barton / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Irv Novick
Inks:
Bernard Sachs ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joe Barton; Barney Brewster; Mahomet Ben Ali
Synopsis:
Joe is hired by a fanatical man to guide him on a holy mission to find the river of Allah.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick and Bernard Sachs are both credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces in close up looking backwards, and with lightning eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking may be by Sachs as he is the only inker credited to Joe Burton by Jerry Bails, but his bright eyes are missing and the inking a bit heavy...

["Clang clang"] (Table of Contents)

African Antics / cartoon / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
humor
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Boy Marvel of the West (Table of Contents)

Kid Cowboy Comics / promo (ad from the publisher) / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kid Cowboy
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

Ad for Kid Cowboy #10, on sale August 22.

Giants of the Jungle (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; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Chief Jaburri; Jafta
Synopsis:
Wild Boy must win a contest of running, jumping and throwing to free his friend Keeto from the Wattusi tribe.
Reprints: show reprint note before migration

Indexer Notes

This is the same art as on the other two "Wild Boy" stories in this issue, and probably Frank Kramer.

Here's How We Got Lionel Trains (Table of Contents)

Lionel Trains / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Comic strip on how to get your father to buy you a Lionel Train.

Hey Kids!! (Table of Contents)

Josely Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
?; typeset

Synopsis:
Send for the new Howdy Doody color television set.

70 Big Prizes (Table of Contents)

American Specialty Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Uncle Harry will give you any of 70 big prizes by selling Christmas cards.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Complete baffling Magic Outfit
    Honor House Products Corp.
  3. 2. The Curse of Kalunga!
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Man-Eater
    Wild Boy
  5. 4. ["The giraffe lives in happy family groups..."]
    Jungle Tales
  6. 5. The Bird-Man Legend
  7. 6. The River of Allah
    Joe Barton
  8. 7. ["Clang clang"]
    African Antics
  9. 8. Boy Marvel of the West
    Kid Cowboy Comics
  10. 9. Giants of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  11. 10. Here's How We Got Lionel Trains
    Lionel Trains
  12. 11. Hey Kids!!
    Josely Co.
  13. 12. 70 Big Prizes
    American Specialty Co.
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