(April 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
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 (signed)
Inks:
Matt Baker (signed)
Colors:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy

Come on, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones... (Table of Contents)

Jowett Institute / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Develop your 520 muscles and gain pounds and inches fast.

Killers of the Jungle (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
Paul Hodge
Inks:
Paul Hodge
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Tumar (king of the apes)
Synopsis:
Keeto and Tumar, king of the apes are captured by pygmies to be sacrificed.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Paul Hodge is credited to Wild Boy on pencils and ink by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and compared with signed work in various Marvel comics, this must be him, as the other possible, Frank Kramer credited by Vadebonceur to some other Wild Boy stories is quite different. The eyes here are placed far apart, and the ears are special and identical to signed Hodge art. Also the sideview of the face of the witch doctor compare favorable with Hodge work. His work has many similarities with Charles Raab, but Raab is not credited to Wild Boy. Also tentative artist ID by Jim Vadeboncoeur Jr., and Hames Ware, in ALTER EGO No. 42, November 2004, p. 19.

How to Survive in the Jungle (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Ross Andru
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
What would you do when lost in the jungle?
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art credit from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

The Ice-Age Men! (Table of Contents)

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

Script:
?
Pencils:
John Prentice
Inks:
John Prentice
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Bomba (ape); Laga (ice-age man)
Synopsis:
Out of the prehistoric age they came to reconquer their ancient domain.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Prentice is credited to "Wild Boy" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and can be spotted by his rather long sober faces as in Rip Kirby.

A Friend in Need (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joe Devine; Mac (dog)
Reprints:

["Primitive Tribesmen..."] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Weapons / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Ross Andru
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Primitive tribesmen survive with only the crudest of weapons.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art ID by JVJ at Digital Comics Museum

The Brute's Last Fight! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joe Barton; Major Viseemon (High Commissioner); Brute Bronson
Synopsis:
Brute Bronson is shipped out of Africa by the Commissioner, but he swears he will be back.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Irv Novick and Bernard Sachs are both credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the faces with lightning eyebrows are like Novick's work. The inking by Sachs match his credited work in "Mystery in Space" #3.

Terror Rules The Jungle! (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Chief M'Bana; Pierre Latour (villain)
Synopsis:
Latour has a mad desire to escape with a fortune in precious gems, but he did not reckon with Wild Boy.
Reprints:

["It Lives to Eat!"] (Table of Contents)

Jungle Oddities / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ross Andru
Inks:
Ross Andru
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
Elephants; fighting fish; maidens of south Nigeria; bats; the manchineel tree of the West Indies; the Gazelle Boy of Egypt.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

Take 'em Free! (Table of Contents)

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

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
100 stamps all different from every corner of the globe by mail order.

I Will Send You Prizes... (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Sell American Seed packs and get prizes.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Come on, Buddy, Quit Being a Bag-of-Bones...
    Jowett Institute
  3. 2. Killers of the Jungle
    Wild Boy
  4. 3. How to Survive in the Jungle
  5. 4. The Ice-Age Men!
    Wild Boy
  6. 5. A Friend in Need
  7. 6. ["Primitive Tribesmen..."]
    Jungle Weapons
  8. 7. The Brute's Last Fight!
    Joe Barton
  9. 8. Terror Rules The Jungle!
    Wild Boy
  10. 9. ["It Lives to Eat!"]
    Jungle Oddities
  11. 10. Take 'em Free!
    Littleton Stamp Co.
  12. 11. I Will Send You Prizes...
    American Seed Co.
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  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
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