(January 1953)

St. John, 1949 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
Monthly
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Company
Brand:
St. John
Editing:
Archer St. John; Marion McDermott
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US ?
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Bewitched and Bewildered (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Romances / cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (painting)
Inks:
? (painting)
Colors:
? (painting)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Young Woman; Young Man
Synopsis:
A young college woman glances over her shoulder at a handsome young man behind her.

[Angel Chimes Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photo; spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (photo; spot illustrations)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside front cover ad for Angel Chimes, a musical ornament, ($1.98) from Illinois Merchandise Mart of Chicago, Illinois.

Bewitched and Bewildered (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Romances / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ric Estrada
Inks:
Ric Estrada
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Helen Jerrold; Doug Schuyler; Phil
Synopsis:
Helen lives on her father's farm and cooks for the hands. Phil, a young hand, loves her. Helen finds farm life boring and yearns for the sophistication of the big city. One day, she gives a lift to hitchhiker Doug Schuyler, an attractive man with a metropolitan background and no firm destination in mind. Helen takes a liking to him and persuades her father to hire him. As the days pass, Helen and Doug are drawn together and she falls in love. Doug is not suited to farm work and is eventually fired. As the days pass with no word from him, Helen's longing deepens. She steals the farm payroll to travel to the city and find him. When she does, she discovers he is a popular novelist and has written their love story into his latest comic novel. She realizes bitterly that he used her just to gather material for his book. She is hurt and humiliated, but won't go home until she has earned enough money to repay that she stole from her father. She takes a job as a waitress. When a lecherous customer corners her outside the eatery one night, a fist flattens him. She turns to find Phil beside her. He has come to take her home.

[Corset Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photo; spot illustration)
Inks:
? (photo; spot illustration)
Colors:
? (photo; spot illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page ad for the Hide-A-Waist three-in-one corset ($2.98) from S. J. Wegman Co. of New York, New York.

Indexer Notes

Ad interrupts "Bewitched and Bewildered" following the story's sixth page.

What Every Girl Should Know (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Romances / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Hy Rosen
Inks:
?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Patty Warner; Freda Adams; Mike Morris; Bob Avery
Synopsis:
Frosh Patty Warner joins a sorority at Parker College but her initiation is an untraditional one and consists of manipulating a romance with Parker's halfback, Bob Avery. The unusual initiation is the brainchild of Freda Adams, an unscrupulous senior dating Mike Morris, the quarterback at Hampton College. Mike has wearied of Freda but she will go to any lengths to keep him. Freda's objective in posing the unusual task to Patty is to exhaust Bob, to make him unfit for playing good football and thus allow her boyfriend Mike to triumph in the upcoming game for Hampton College. Patty is unaware of Freda's ulterior motives but complies as ordered by her senior sorority sister. When the big game comes along, Freda wants Parker's halfback out of the game completely and concocts an elaborate plot to get him arrested and held in jail the afternoon of the game. Everything goes according to plan, but Patty informs the police about Freda's nefarious plot and Bob is released in time for the final quarter. Bob wins the game for Parker, snags a professional contract with the Wolverines incidentally, and forgives Patty. Patty is tearfully grateful.

[Love-Letter Writing Lessons Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Half-page ad positioned on the upper portion of the page offering love-letter writing lessons from Plaza Book Co. of New York, New York.

Indexer Notes

Ad interrupts "What Every Girl Should Know" following the story's first page.

[Statement of Ownership] (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.5 page (report information)

Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Statement of ownership listing Archer St. John (owner and publisher), Marion McDermott (editor), and Richard E. Decker (business manager), and all of 545 Fifth Avene, New, New York.

Indexer Notes

Statement interrupts the story "What Every Girl Should Know" following the story's first page.

Love in Disguise (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Romances / comic story / 3 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Martha Dunmore; Joe; George Harris
Synopsis:
Martha is an honor student and helps Joe with his school assignments. She wishes he would develop a romantic interest in her. To that end, she undergoes a glamor girl make-over one day with a new hairdo and a new dress. In school the next day, she is given the task of bringing handsome transfer student, George Harris, up-to-date on assignments. The two develop a romantic relationship and he invites her to the prom. Meanwhile, Joe presses his attentions upon Martha but she realizes he is not interested in her for who she is but only because she has become the object of admiration for others as a result of her glamorous new style. She sticks with George who loves her for who she is.

[Jokes] (Table of Contents)

Lighter Side / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lewis and Fay Copeland
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Jokes about courtship, marriage, and relationships from "10,000 Jokes, Toasts, and Stories" (1939, 1940; Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.)

[Jokes] (Table of Contents)

Have You Heard This One? / filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
Lewis and Fay Copeland
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
Typeset

Genre:
humor
Synopsis:
Jokes about courtship, marriage, and relationships from "10,000 Jokes, Toasts, and Stories" (1939, 1940; Garden City Publishing Company, Inc.)

[Drawing Lessons Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (spot illustration)
Inks:
? (spot illustration)
Colors:
? (spot illustration)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page ad for drawing lessons from Masters Art Helper Co. of New York, New York.

A Colt Called Cupid (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Romances / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ric Estrada
Inks:
Ric Estrada
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Vicki Redgrave; Rance Wellman
Synopsis:
Ranch girl Vicki Redgrave and cowhand Rance Wellman fall in love. He has plans to move to New York City where he hopes to find opportunity and success as a big shot rodeo performer. Although they plan to marry, Vicki is reluctant to leave her beloved rangeland. Winter sets in, and their departure day arrives but Vicki wants to take one last look at the range and rides alone into the snow. She rescues a lost colt and realizes that she will have to spend the night on the range. She seeks shelter in the rocks, all the while wondering if Rance will think she has changed her mind and will leave for New York alone. Time passes, and Rance suddenly appears. He admits he thought she had abandoned him. He has come to the conclusion that he belongs on the range and consequently has dropped his plans for life in New York City. They embrace and look forward to building their home in a nearby valley.

[Subscription Offer] (Table of Contents)

promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Colors:
? (photo)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page subscription offer with ball point pens as a premium from St. John Eagle Comics of New York, New York.

Indexer Notes

Ad interrupts the story "A Colt Called Cupid" following the story's second page.

[Cloverine Salve Selling Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Colors:
?
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page ad for selling Cloverine Salve in return for cash or premiums from Wilson Chemical Co. of Tyrone, Pennsylvania.

[Doll and Photo Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, inside back cover ad for "Cuddly Doll" ($3.98) and Hankie Photo ($1.98) from Personalities of New York, New York.

[Piano Lessons Offer] (Table of Contents)

advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Script:
? (ad copy)
Pencils:
? (spot illustrations)
Inks:
? (spot illustrations)
Colors:
? (spot illustrations)
Letters:
Typeset

Synopsis:
Full-page, back cover ad for piano lessons from Dean Ross Piano Studios, Inc. of New York, New York.
Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Bewitched and Bewildered
    Teen-Age Romances
  2. 1. [Angel Chimes Offer]
  3. 2. Bewitched and Bewildered
    Teen-Age Romances
  4. 3. [Corset Offer]
  5. 4. What Every Girl Should Know
    Teen-Age Romances
  6. 5. [Love-Letter Writing Lessons Offer]
  7. 6. [Statement of Ownership]
  8. 7. Love in Disguise
    Teen-Age Romances
  9. 8. [Jokes]
    Lighter Side
  10. 9. [Jokes]
    Have You Heard This One?
  11. 10. [Drawing Lessons Offer]
  12. 11. A Colt Called Cupid
    Teen-Age Romances
  13. 12. [Subscription Offer]
  14. 13. [Cloverine Salve Selling Offer]
  15. 14. [Doll and Photo Offer]
  16. 15. [Piano Lessons Offer]
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Kathryn Wright
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome