(February 1955)

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

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Wild Boy / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker
Colors:
?

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.

Terrific Value! (Table of Contents)

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Be the first in your crowd to get this sensational collection of airplanes. 40 colorful plastic airplanes by mail order.

Wrath of the Gods (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:
Deadlier than slashing claw and tearing fang is native superstition and fear. They are ruled by the wrath of the gods.
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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.

Trophy Hunter (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joe Barton; Leslie Bronn (big game hunter); Janice Bronn (niece)
Synopsis:
A big game hunter has hired Joe Barton to find the white albino deer in the Nawali area.
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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...

.45 Caliber Kingdom (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Roger Metcalfe (Jungle Policeman); Schiller (jungle outlaw)
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Battle For Survival (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Michael Becker
Inks:
Michael Becker
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Walter Wiggins (big game hunter); Bawalli; Monstro (giant elephant)
Synopsis:
Wiggins leads a safari through the jungle to trap Monstro, the giant elephant.
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Indexer Notes

Michael Becker is credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and he is recognised by the long inklines in the faces. The drawings match other signed work by Becker.

Up a Tree (Table of Contents)

Stanley and Rivington / comic story / 2 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
humor; jungle
Characters:
Stanley; Rivington
Synopsis:
The rhinocerous is not supposed to climb trees.
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Perilous Journey (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); Chief Ishtah; Daro (panther)
Synopsis:
A strange sickness has struck the native village, and Wild Boy sets out to get a white doctor who can cure it.
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. Vadebonceur has him as the best guess.

Free-145 Stamps (Table of Contents)

Littleton Stamp Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Get 145 free stamps while they last. A whole collection of Spanish and Spanish colonies tamps by mail order.

Prizes Given (Table of Contents)

The Funman / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Get prizes and make money by selling religious wall motto plaques.

Be in the Bucks! (Table of Contents)

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Carry all this money in a beautiful, new 2 color wallet. Get it by sending one Cracker Jack box label and 25cents.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Terrific Value!
    Lucky Products
  3. 2. Wrath of the Gods
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. Trophy Hunter
    Joe Barton
  5. 4. .45 Caliber Kingdom
  6. 5. Battle For Survival
    Wild Boy
  7. 6. Up a Tree
    Stanley and Rivington
  8. 7. Perilous Journey
    Wild Boy
  9. 8. Free-145 Stamps
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  10. 9. Prizes Given
    The Funman
  11. 10. Be in the Bucks!
    Cracker Jack
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls