(November 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.
Editing:
?
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.


Death Valley Double-Cross (Table of Contents)

cover / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier

Don't Miss These Two Great Magazines (Table of Contents)

Teen-Age Romances / promo (ad from the publisher) / 1 page (report information)

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

Genre:
romance

Indexer Notes

Two photos of magazine covers.

["The Arkansaw Kid..."] (Table of Contents)

The Texan / comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Lorence Bjorklund
Inks:
Lorence Bjorklund
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Arkansaw Kid; Roarin' Jory Braden [The Texan] (Texas Ranger); Lopez (partner); Amy
Synopsis:
The Arkansaw Kid had sworn he would not be taken alive. Then Texas Ranger "Roarin' Jory" Braden set out on his trail.
Reprints:

Indexer Notes

Bjorklund has a unique style, fine horses with long face, low broad brimmed hats always flat on the head, and drop-over gun holsters with two straps. Everything very authentic. He drew many of the stories and all the covers for Tex Granger.
Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

New! ..the Monark Super Deluxe (Table of Contents)

Monark Bicycles / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Wakanda (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

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

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Wakanda
Synopsis:
The necklace of seven bear claws made the Indian, Wakanda invincible.

Trap the Guilty (Table of Contents)

Bold Buckaroo / comic story / 7 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Inks:
Maurice Gutwirth ?
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Bold Buckaroo [Tim Rollins]; Rusty; Rainbow Gates; Prairie Fire; Roscoe Haight (crooked gambler); Daisy
Synopsis:
Buckaroo was an easy victim for a murder frame-up until he took a chance on a daring plan to trap the guilty.

Indexer Notes

Vadeboncoeur has Gutwirth as most probable.

Death Valley Double-Cross (Table of Contents)

comic story / 8 pages (report information)

Script:
?
Pencils:
Howard Larsen [as H.L.] (signed)
Inks:
Howard Larsen [as H.L.] (signed)
Colors:
?
Letters:
?

Genre:
western-frontier
Characters:
Ted Burns; Clara Burns; Pancho (robber); Rose Howard; Rafe Stellar (Faro dealer and killer)
Synopsis:
Countless men have met their doom in Death Valley searching for gold. Burns and his daughter struck it rich before they were jumped and robbed. Clara got away and traps the guilty.

Indexer Notes

Howard Larsen is identified by his very broad brimmed hats back in the neck, looking like butterfly wings, and his faces with small eyes. Usually a heavy dark shade under the nose and inside and under the ear. His bodies are crude and awkward. Art ID by Steinar Ådland, March 2011.

Hours and Hours of Solid Entertainment (Table of Contents)

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

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

Indexer Notes

Photo of a library binding with 16 magazines from St.John for only $1.

Enjoy Hilarious Monkey-Shines (Table of Contents)

Rubber-for-Molds / advertisement / 1 page (report information)

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

Characters:
Donald Duck; Mickey Mouse; Satan; Idiot

Indexer Notes

Rubber masks for masquerading parties by mail order.

Editing

Table of Contents

  1. 0. Death Valley Double-Cross
  2. 1. Don't Miss These Two Great Magazines
    Teen-Age Romances
  3. 2. ["The Arkansaw Kid..."]
    The Texan
  4. 3. New! ..the Monark Super Deluxe
    Monark Bicycles
  5. 4. Wakanda
  6. 5. Trap the Guilty
    Bold Buckaroo
  7. 6. Death Valley Double-Cross
  8. 7. Hours and Hours of Solid Entertainment
  9. 8. Enjoy Hilarious Monkey-Shines
    Rubber-for-Molds
This issue was most recently modified by:
  • Ramon Schenk
  • Ray Bottorff Jr
  • Steinar Ådland
  • Peter Croome
Issues in this series have been indexed by:
  • Len Wolinsky