(October 1953)

St. John, 1953 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Bi-Monthly
On-sale date:
1953
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Co.
Brand:
St. John
Editing:
?
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age U. S.
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was Ongoing Series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Richard Cardiff (signed) (painted)
Inks:
Richard Cardiff (signed) (painted)
Colors:
Richard Cardiff (signed) (painted)
Letters:
typeset

Taxi Sweetheart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
Colors:
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Genre:
romance
Characters:
Peggy Gilhooley; Popsy Gilhooley; Sandra Leigh; Peter Doane; Wilson; Colonel Horace
Synopsis:
College student Peggy fills in for her taxi driver father when he falls ill. She forms a friendship with wealthy weekend visitor Peter, who is engaged to snobbish Sandra. Sandra humiliates Peggy but Peter falls in love and proposes to her. Despite their differing backgrounds, Peggy finally agrees.

One Wonderful Night (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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?
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Genre:
romance
Characters:
Howard Linton; Linda Marsh; Mary; Felice Stratton; Jerry Linton; Mrs. Fogarty
Synopsis:
Factory worker Linda wins a date to a charity ball with wealthy Howard. Afterwards, she hopes he’ll call her again, but it is his poor cousin Jerry, an aspiring artist, who asks her for a date. Linda convinces Jerry to set her up with Howard and he does, but her heart is broken when Howard eventually marries socialite Felice. But Jerry says he sold a painting he did of Linda and can now make a living as an artist: Linda agrees to marry him.

The Romance of Engagement Rings (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
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?
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?
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?
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?

Genre:
non-fiction; romance

Barrier to My Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
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?
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?
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?
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?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Faith; Jon; Faith's mother; Faith's father; Nadine Saunders
Synopsis:
On her rural mail delivery route, Faith discovers Jon, who’s been robbed, injured and has amnesia. He recovers his health but not his memory. Jon and Faith fall in love, but his fiancee Nadine shows up and reclaims him. Jon admits he loves Faith but doesn’t want to hurt Nadine. Faith confronts Nadine, who says she’s only after Jon’s money. Faith lies and says she recorded Nadine’s confession and tells her to break off the engagement or be exposed. Faith and Jon are wed.

Truth Was My Heart's Only Weapon (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

Be a Good Guest (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction; romance

My Chance for Happiness (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Roger Bourne; Jim Blair; Janet Hartz; Mrs. Hartz; Jeff Darby; Clara Darby
Synopsis:
Janet leaves her boyfriend Jim and cruel step-mother, intending to start a new life in New York. On the trip, she meets Ann, recently returned from China after many years. Ann is killed when their train crashes, and Janet is mistaken for her. She moves in with Ann’s rich uncle and aunt and falls in love with their neighbour Roger. Jim shows up and tries to get money from Janet’s “uncle,” but Janet confesses the truth. Roger and her aunt and uncle say they still love her.

Indexer Notes

Plot is somewhat reminiscent of Cornell Woolrich's novel "I Married a Dead Man" (1948)--woman survives a train crash and is mistaken for another passenger who died.

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Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Taxi Sweetheart
  3. 2. One Wonderful Night
  4. 3. The Romance of Engagement Rings
  5. 4. Barrier to My Love
  6. 5. Truth Was My Heart's Only Weapon
  7. 6. Be a Good Guest
  8. 7. My Chance for Happiness
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • David Wilt
  • Gary L. Watson