(August 1948)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
six times a year
Indicia / Colophon Publisher:
St. John Publishing Co.
Color:
Color
Dimensions:
Standard Golden Age US
Paper Stock:
Glossy cover; Newsprint interior
Binding:
Saddle-stitched
Publishing Format:
Was ongoing series

Issue Notes

"The Texan Comics" title on cover.


[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
Bob Lubbers
Inks:
Bob Lubbers
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier

Men! Beautiful Matching Genuine Leather... (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
?
Inks:
?
Letters:
typeset

Indexer Notes

Embossed Cowhide Belt by mail order.

["How could the Bold Buckaroo dodge death..?"] (Table of Contents)

The Bold Buckeroo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska (signed)
Inks:
George Tuska (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bold Buckeroo [Tim Rollins]; Nob Turner; Jake Burns (crook); Sheriff; Rusty; Chuck Carson
Synopsis:
Jake Burns has framed Buckaroo for a crime and taken over his ranch.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the earlier version of the story, The Bold Buckaroo was called the Gay Desperado. Note that on the cover to this issue he is called the Gay Buckeroo.

["Rustlers reckoned the Circle "S" steers would be easy..."] (Table of Contents)

Buckskin Belle / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tex Blaisdell (signed)
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buckskin Belle [Belle Launders]; Cactus Pete; Billy Landers (kid brother); Dude Thompson (rustler); Lou (rustler); Chink (rustler); Yancy (rustler)
Synopsis:
With only the help of her kid brother and old Cactus Pete, Belle takes on four cattle rustlers.
Reprints:

["Mustang Jack Clarke trusted his own sixgun..."] (Table of Contents)

Mustang Jack / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Ken Battefield
Inks:
Ken Battefield ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mustang Jack Clarke; Luke Sharpe (robber); Monte Voss (robber); Slim Saunders; Chuck; Linda; Uncle Matt; Tom Hawkins
Synopsis:
Mustang is framed for murder and stage robbery.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has pencils credited to Ken Battefield, and comparing faces in Super Mystery Comics #7, and hats in Western Crime Busters #8, it matches this work.

Jesse James (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Speed
Inks:
Richard Speed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Jesse James

Indexer Notes

Compared with scanned artwork at Jerry Bails' Who's Who, this match with Speed.

Jack Dalton (Table of Contents)

filler / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Richard Speed
Inks:
Richard Speed
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
non-fiction; western-frontier
Characters:
Jack Dalton
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Compared with scanned artwork at Jerry Bails' Who's Who, this match with Speed.

Graveyard Gulch (Table of Contents)

The Bold Buckeroo / comic story / 6 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
George Tuska
Inks:
George Tuska
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bold Buckaroo [Tim Rollins]; Rusty; Grover (railroad agent and crook); Mack; Joe Terranova (smuggler); Gonzales (smuggler); Lopez (smuggler)
Synopsis:
Buckaroo and Rusty tangle with dope smugglers.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

In the earlier version of the story, The Bold Buckaroo was called the Gay Desperado. Note that on the cover to this issue he is called the Gay Buckeroo.

Pistol Packin' Preacher (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mark Grafton (reverend) ; Champ Hawkins (rancher); Cynthia Hawkins

Illuminated 5 in 1 Glamour Kit (Table of Contents)

American Merchandising / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Glamour Kit and Juke Box Bank by mail order.

New Swiss Chalet Electric Whirling Clock (Table of Contents)

Illinois Merchandise Mart / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

Pencils:
? (photo)
Inks:
? (photo)
Letters:
typeset

America's Greatest Junior Typewriter Value! (Table of Contents)

American Merchandising Co. / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Simplex Portable Typewriter and Fibre Auto Seat Covers by mail order.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. [no title indexed]
  2. 1. Men! Beautiful Matching Genuine Leather...
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  3. 2. ["How could the Bold Buckaroo dodge death..?"]
    The Bold Buckeroo
  4. 3. ["Rustlers reckoned the Circle "S" steers would be easy..."]
    Buckskin Belle
  5. 4. ["Mustang Jack Clarke trusted his own sixgun..."]
    Mustang Jack
  6. 5. Jesse James
  7. 6. Jack Dalton
  8. 7. Graveyard Gulch
    The Bold Buckeroo
  9. 8. Pistol Packin' Preacher
  10. 9. Illuminated 5 in 1 Glamour Kit
    American Merchandising
  11. 10. New Swiss Chalet Electric Whirling Clock
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. America's Greatest Junior Typewriter Value!
    American Merchandising Co.
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Jim Van Dore
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Steinar Ã…dland
  • Lou Mougin
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Len Wolinsky