(August 1949)

St. John, 1948 Series
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Volume:
1
Price:
0.10 USD
Pages:
36
Indicia frequency:
quarterly
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.


Mystery Rustlers of the Rio Grande (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Reprints:

Winner's Draw (Table of Contents)

text story / 2 pages (report information)

Script:
Bert N. Dean (byline)
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Pecos Jim (cowhand); Sam Bowles (rancher); Blackie (gambler)

Peril on the Prairie (Table of Contents)

Buckskin Belle / comic story / 9 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Buckskin Belle [Belle Launders]; Henry Faischild (tenderfoot); Denver (cowhand); Rex Milton (crook); Sheriff Anders; Jim Skelly (crook)

Indexer Notes

Matt Baker is credited to Buckskin Belle on both pencils and ink in Jerry Bails' Who's Who. JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has Baker + Larsen and Battefield, but can't spot any nose shadows and chins by Larsen or faces by Battefield. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

["Reckless courage and a keen sense of humor..."] (Table of Contents)

The Bold Buckeroo / comic story / 5.5 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen
Inks:
Howard Larsen
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bold Buckaroo [Tim Rollins]; Rusty; Pat Dawson; Marshal; Daffy Jim (robber); Claw Dawson (robber)
Synopsis:
Buckaroo and Sandy save a girl from the marshal's posse.

Indexer Notes

Larsen can best be recognised by his faces with a marked black shadow under the nose on bi-characters like the crooks and the posse here, and the hats with very broad brims pulled back in the neck.

["Gramps, what is Bossy doing?"] (Table of Contents)

Fleers Dubble Bubble / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
? [as R.G.] (signed)
Inks:
? [as R.G.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Characters:
Gramps; Bossy; Tim
Synopsis:
Ad for Flees Bubble Gum, with a short comicstrip.

["Champions of the helpless..."] (Table of Contents)

The Texan / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Tex Blaisdell ?
Inks:
Tex Blaisdell ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Kit (nester); Dade (gunman and horse thief); Joe (gunman and horse thief); Ace Vance (gambler and crook); Texas Ranger; Lopez (partner)
Synopsis:
A Texas Ranger on the trail of Army horse thieves, saves some nesters from a gang of gunmen who will drive them off their land.

Indexer Notes

JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has Appel/Blaisdell plus Baker and Peters. Can't spot any of them, except a probable Blaisdell on the crude horses, so this one is uncertain.

Can you find the Secret Clues... (Table of Contents)

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Sherlock Holmes

Indexer Notes

The new 1949 Monark Super Delux Bicycle.

High Stakes-Low Bid (Table of Contents)

Mustang Jack / comic story / 6.5 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Mustang Jack Clarke; Blackie (crook); Linda
Synopsis:
Mustang Jack and Linda tangles with rustlers and brings them all in.

Indexer Notes

Comparing the art with the only known signed story on GCD, "Simba" in Jungle Comics #115, the rendering of fine rounded califlower clouds match this artwork, and JVJon at Digital Comics Museum has Walsh on it too. Art ID by Steinar Ådland.

Where you find fun... you find Cracker Jack (Table of Contents)

Cracker Jack / advertisement / 0.5 page (report information)

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

Indexer Notes

Half page drawing of kids playing and buying Cracker Jacks.

Shot in the Dark (Table of Contents)

text story / 1 page (report information)

Script:
?
Letters:
typeset

Genre:
detective-mystery
Characters:
Corky Spangler; Jack West; Uncle Henry; Chief Waters; Mike Torrent
Synopsis:
Detective Mike Torrent's guess hit the bullseye in a jewel robbery.

It "Zips" All the Way Around (Table of Contents)

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

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

Synopsis:
We guarantee that you can't duplicate this sensational value for less money anywhere in America today!

Indexer Notes

Picture of a wallet, ball point pen and pocket flashlight to order by mail.

At a Hollywood Party (Table of Contents)

Margaret O'Brien Candy Kitchen / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Margaret O'Brien

Indexer Notes

Order Margaret O'Brien Candy Kitchen and make your own candies shown in a short comic strip.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Mystery Rustlers of the Rio Grande
  2. 1. Winner's Draw
  3. 2. Peril on the Prairie
    Buckskin Belle
  4. 3. ["Reckless courage and a keen sense of humor..."]
    The Bold Buckeroo
  5. 4. ["Gramps, what is Bossy doing?"]
    Fleers Dubble Bubble
  6. 5. ["Champions of the helpless..."]
    The Texan
  7. 6. Can you find the Secret Clues...
    Monark Bicycles
  8. 7. High Stakes-Low Bid
    Mustang Jack
  9. 8. Where you find fun... you find Cracker Jack
    Cracker Jack
  10. 9. Shot in the Dark
  11. 10. It "Zips" All the Way Around
    Illinois Merchandise Mart
  12. 11. At a Hollywood Party
    Margaret O'Brien Candy Kitchen
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Steinar Ådland
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Len Wolinsky