(August 1954)

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 Company
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

["The Wall of Wealth"] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Matt Baker?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Although there is an interior story in this issue entitled "The Wall of Wealth," the cover illustration does not really represent a scene from that story.

My Textbook Sweetheart (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Ken Wiley; Connie Thompson; Carol Saunders; Red Franklin; Guy Saunders
Synopsis:
College student Connie offers to tutor football star Ken, a Marine war veteran now attending school on the G.I. Bill. They become friends and he takes her to the prom after arguing with his rich girlfriend Carol. Carol threatens to use her father’s influence to have Carol expelled, but Ken says he’ll quit the football team if that happens. Carol’s father is a big football fan and says Carol is wrong. Ken proposes to Connie.

The Wall of Wealth (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Gustav Barton; Simon Lessingham; Ingrid Barton; Edwin Lessingham
Synopsis:
Ingrid’s elderly father has a heart attack trying to tear down a wall that rich Simon Lessingham built in an attempt to force them to sell their cottage and land to him. Edwin, Simon’s son, tries to make amends to Ingrid and her father. Edwin and Ingrid fall in love. Her father opposes the match but eventually changes his mind. Edwin buys Ingrid’s house before his father can, and says she and her father can continue to live there. He hopes someday he and Ingrid will also live there, as man and wife.

Penny-Pinching Love (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
romance

The Long Way Home! (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Private Beth Blake; Cynthy; Private Bob Stevens; Colonel Montgomery; Count Henri de la Tour; Odette; Madame Prunier
Synopsis:
Army private Beth is sent to Paris. Although fellow soldier Bob flirts with her, she is more attracted to French nobleman Henri. However, Henri is revealed to be a spy, and Bob (who is working for Army intelligence) captures him. Bob and Beth fall in love.

You Can't Trap Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Jack Sparling ?
Inks:
Jack Sparling ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Joyce Purcell; Delia Dillon; Doug Brown; Harry; Dick Jones [Radville]
Synopsis:
Salesclerk Joyce tries to crash high society by volunteering at a club for under-privileged children that socialite Delia supports. However, Joyce is over-eager and scares off all of the rich, eligible bachelors who also volunteer there. Delia arranges for Joyce to meet her cousin Dick, who is rich but devotes “all his time and fortune” to charity. They fall in love.

Indexer Notes

Art looks like Sparling's work and Bails credits him with romance comic work for St. John in this period.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. ["The Wall of Wealth"]
  2. 1. My Textbook Sweetheart
  3. 2. The Wall of Wealth
  4. 3. Penny-Pinching Love
  5. 4. The Long Way Home!
  6. 5. You Can't Trap Love
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