(December 1953)

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

Issue Notes

Indexed from information from Ger Apeldoorn via the GCD Error Tracker and a scan from http://digitalcomicmuseum.com.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Yesterday's Secret (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Louise Bleakley; Mr. Bleakley; Mrs. Margaret Bleakly; Grandmother Mary; Jonathan
Synopsis:
Louise loves Tommy but her parents think the difference in their socio-economic status would doom any marriage. Louise’s grandmother tells a story of a young woman named Mary who fell in love with wealthy Jonathan in the early years of the century. Jonathan’s father convinces Mary that she would ruin Jonathan’s social standing—and thus, his business career—if they wed, so Mary leaves. Later, they reconcile and marry. Louise’s parents think the story is fiction, but grandmother says it is the story of her marriage. They decide to give Tommy a chance.

Race for Happiness (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Eva Spears; Peter Manning; John Darning
Synopsis:
Eva saves her money for a vacation at fancy Mountain House lodge. She meets Peter but thinks he’s a dilettante because he says he has no job and just works on his experimental car. Although there is a spark between them, Eva says her father was also a tinkerer and a failure and she refuses to marry anyone like him. When a flood threatens, Eva risks her life to warn Peter and afterwards discovers he owns a large company that’s successful because of his inventions.

Indexer Notes

Same plot reused in “Determined Darling!” in All True Romance 4 (32) (Farrell, 1955 series) 4 (32) (Nov 1957). "Determined Darling!" was probably a reprint from an earlier comic but the original source has not been located.

So You Are Going to Get a Job? (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

So You Got the Job... Tips on Holding It! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

My Prince Charming (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Murphy Anderson?
Inks:
Murphy Anderson?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Betty Lou Parker; Paw Parker; Maw Parker; Hurd Maxwell; Bart Vaughn; Norman Glenway
Synopsis:
Hollywood writer Bart and producer Norman meet hillbilly Betty Lou while on a research trip in rural Arkansas. They stay with her family while preparing their new movie. Betty Lou and Bart fall in love, but she thinks Bart is just using her and her family. Betty Lou saves Bart from rival Hurd, and she agrees to participate in his movie. She becomes a star and marries Bart.

The Meaning of the Wedding Veil (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
non-fiction

The Love I Spurned (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Lora Danner; Terry Morgan; Bill Donald; Ted Vale
Synopsis:
Lora wins a contest and becomes a top model, leaving behind her small town and loyal boyfriend Bill. She falls in love with rich playboy Terry. Her face is (slightly) scarred when a drunken Terry wrecks his car: Lora loses her job as a model and Terry dumps her. Bill returns and says he still loves her.

Rustic Cinderella (Table of Contents)

comic story / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Editing
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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Yesterday's Secret
  3. 2. Race for Happiness
  4. 3. So You Are Going to Get a Job?
  5. 4. So You Got the Job... Tips on Holding It!
  6. 5. My Prince Charming
  7. 6. The Meaning of the Wedding Veil
  8. 7. The Love I Spurned
  9. 8. Rustic Cinderella
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