(June 1955)

St. John, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
?
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 both "Wild Boy" and covers for St. John by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and the sharp staring eyes unveils him.

Friends! Here's How to Get at Almost No Cost... (Table of Contents)

Dean Studios / advertisement / 0.75 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Get your new real, live miniature dog.

20 Billfold Size Pictures (Table of Contents)

Movyland Studios / advertisement / 0.25 page (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Synopsis:
Double weight, silk finish portrait paper pictures with beautifully Deckle edges.

The White Robe of Courage (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Chief Jaru; Lago (son of the chief); Carao; Kaw (falcon)
Synopsis:
The chief's White Robe of Courage has been handed down from father to son, but chief Jaru's son show no courage to wear it.
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Indexer Notes

McCann is credited to Wild Boy by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and his old faces with long noses and small chin are easy to spot, and also the large mouths and lack of action.

The Winged Gods of Walla-Habi (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; Subi; Sumi; Mr. van Voorhees
Synopsis:
Joe and Sumi find uranium at the summit of Walla-Habi vulcano.
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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...

The Most Dangerous Cow (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Ronaldson (hunter); Jacobs (hunter)
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The Slavers (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Wild Boy; Keeto (friend); Daro (panther); Kaw (falcon); Hassim (slaver); Duba (elephant)
Synopsis:
Wild Boy and Keeto are captured by slavetraders.
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Indexer Notes

The panther is called Daro here, and Timba in other stories.

Big-Time Hunter (Table of Contents)

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

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

Genre:
jungle
Characters:
Joie Barton; Dad Hodges; Lennie Hodges (son); Laura Hodges (daughter)
Synopsis:
Joe takes the Hodges family on a safari that spells trouble with a big-shot father.

Indexer Notes

Both Novick and Sachs are credited to "Joe Barton" by Jerry Bails' Who's Who, and this one has the certain Sachs inking with his bright eyes and lines on the forehead. Other stories in this series are not so definite Sachs as this one.

["Termite Nests..."] (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; jungle
Synopsis:
From termites to seven feet tall people of Africa.
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Indexer Notes

Art ID from JVJ at Digital Comics Museum.

Fishermen! Catch More Fish (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
Catch more fish with the new "Shur Hooker" Automatic Fisherman.

319 Stamps (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
Sensational offer of hard-to-get stamps.

Given! (Table of Contents)

Cloverine Salve / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Thompson [as R. T.] (signed)
Inks:
Ray Thompson [as R. T.] (signed)
Letters:
?

Characters:
Judy; Jimmy
Synopsis:
Judy and Jimmy defy savage gorilla.

Indexer Notes

Get prizes by selling Cloverine Salve. Short comic strip.

Kids! (Table of Contents)

Lucky Products / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Synopsis:
be the first to send for the new plastic aircraft carrier.

Indexer Notes

Back cover.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Wild Boy
  2. 1. Friends! Here's How to Get at Almost No Cost...
    Dean Studios
  3. 2. 20 Billfold Size Pictures
    Movyland Studios
  4. 3. The White Robe of Courage
    Wild Boy
  5. 4. The Winged Gods of Walla-Habi
    Joe Barton
  6. 5. The Most Dangerous Cow
  7. 6. The Slavers
    Wild Boy
  8. 7. Big-Time Hunter
    Joe Barton
  9. 8. ["Termite Nests..."]
  10. 9. Fishermen! Catch More Fish
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  11. 10. 319 Stamps
    Zenith Co.
  12. 11. Given!
    Cloverine Salve
  13. 12. Kids!
    Lucky Products
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Steinar Ã…dland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Jim Walls