(February 1954)

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

Issue Notes

Credits from John Benson in http://www.fantagraphics.com/downloads/stjohnchecklist.pdf

Indicia title: TEENAGE ROMANCES.


Love's Bad Girl (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Reprints:
  • in Confessions, Romances, Secrets, and Temptations (Fantagraphics, 2007 series) #[nn]

Never Trust a Stranger (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Matt Baker
Inks:
Bill Ely?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Abby; Abby's mother and father; Rusty; Ben; Mr. Bates (store clerk)
Reprints:

So Afraid Of Love (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ray Osrin?
Inks:
Ray Osrin?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance

When Love's Bubble Bursts (Table of Contents)

comic story / 6 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Reprints:

I Dared Him To Do It (Table of Contents)

comic story / 3 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Bill Ely
Inks:
Bill Ely
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Vicky; Rory; Lifeguard; Teens
Synopsis:
Vicky, Rory, and their teen friends are enjoying a day at the beach when the lifeguard orders them out of the water. A storm is approaching. The wind catches Vicky's scarf and carries it out to sea. Vicky dares Rory to retrieve her scarf, believing this is the perfect way to show their friends how much he loves her. Rory risks his life to retrieve the scarf. He throws the scarf at Vicky's feet, telling her no girl would ask her boyfriend to risk his life to retrieve such a worthless thing. Rory breaks the relationship off. Vicky is left hoping he will some day return to her.
Reprints:

Correspondence Club (Table of Contents)

text article / 1.8 pages (report information)

Letters:
typeset

Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation (Table of Contents)

statement of ownership / 0.2 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Love's Bad Girl (Table of Contents)

comic story / 7 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
romance
Characters:
Diane; Mark Cooper (her boyfriend); Linda (Diane's widowed mother); Reid Warren (Linda's boyfriend)
Synopsis:
Sixteen year old Diane is beautiful, but selfish and self-centered. When her widowed mother begins seeing Reid, a friend from the past, Diane grows jealous. She determines to snag Reid for herself. Reid however views her as a meddlesome child. He spanks her. Diane is brought to her senses. She accepts the fact that her mother and Reid are in love. She learns to appreciate Mark in a more mature way.
Keywords:
jealousy; spanking; widow

Indexer Notes

spanking panel

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Love's Bad Girl
  2. 1. Never Trust a Stranger
  3. 2. So Afraid Of Love
  4. 3. When Love's Bubble Bursts
  5. 4. I Dared Him To Do It
  6. 5. Correspondence Club
  7. 6. Statement of the Ownership, Management, and Circulation
  8. 7. Love's Bad Girl
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Patrick Lemaire
  • Tom McGann
  • Nick Caputo
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Peter Croome